Summer is going to be here before we know it. While we often discuss the importance of protecting your skin during the summer months, we realize that things happen and sun blisters and burns are still pretty common this time of year. Regardless of the reason behind how or why you developed this type of skin struggle from the sun, helping them heal in a healthy way is incredibly important. There are so many different types of treatment products and techniques floating around, we wanted to get down to some of the basics here. We’ve discovered some great home remedies for sun burns and blisters to keep in your back pocket this summer season.
Aloe vera has been an increasingly common skin care ingredient used for different skin struggles. As it turns out, aloe vera is also a highly suggested home remedy for treating sunburns and blisters. It’s suggested that it’s best used in its most natural form-meaning the actual aloe plant. Simply cut off a piece of aloe from the plant and apply the gel from aloe leaf right onto the burn/blister area of the skin. Many notice an instant soothing and cooling effect upon application. In addition, aloe has been found to be very hydrating for the skin helping to add healthy moisture/hydration into the skin where it’s been lost.
Apple Cider Vinegar
You’ve probably heard about drinking apple cider vinegar for its health benefits, but it’s not just great for your internal health! Bathing your skin in apple cider vinegar after experiencing a sun burn or blister has been found to be an incredibly beneficial home remedy. Apple cider vinegar has been found to instantly sooth skin that’s feeling irritated and red from sun burns and blisters. It’s suggested to add 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a luke warm bath and soak your skin/infected area in the bath for about 20 minutes. Many notice an instant relief in discomfort, and many report a significant reduction in redness the next day. After soaking the skin in the apple cider vinegar, be sure to rinse your skin off with cool water to remove the vinegar from your skin before getting out of the water completely.
This is something you likely have in your kitchen already, making it a super easy home remedy! Applying cucumber that’s been cut into slices to the infected area is another commonly suggested home remedy. Similar to aloe vera, cucumbers have a gentle cooling effect on the skin. Generally, when you experience a sunburn or blister your skin feels pretty warm/hot the cooling effect helps to minimize a lot of that and bring your temperature down to soothe the skin naturally. In addition to the cooling and soothing effect of cucumbers, they’re also said to help speed up the healing process of burns and blisters in the skin.
Truly, there are quite a few other home remedies for sun burns and blisters but we know these suggestions are the easiest to try and use ingredients that are easy to find.
Have you ever tried a home remedy to treat a sun burn or blister?