Relieve itching from sunburn. Suggest some remedy.

Excessive exposure to the sun can lead to sunburn which cause intense discomfort. If you have been sun burnt you will experience an irritation of the skin, accompanied by itching, rashes and redness of the skin. You might even notice a little scaling and peeling of the skin. In order to soothe the discomfort caused by the sun burn, you can use several simple home remedies using ingredients easily available at home. Vitamin E oil is beneficial for all skin conditions and especially during itching after a sun burn. You should apply this oil on the affected areas to reduce the redness and itching. You can mix the oil with some petroleum jelly so that it is easy to spread it over your skin. Olive oil is also excellent for treating the symptoms of a sun burn and you can apply virgin olive oil on the affected areas. You can mix Vitamin E oil, olive oil, cod liver oil, wheat germ oil and Aloe Vera juice to the affected patches to reduce the itching.

Cucumber is known to have cooling properties and can be used to treat sun burns and the consequent itching. You can extract the juice of 1 cucumber and add 1 tsp glycerin to it and store this in the refrigerator for up to three days. Apply this on your skin using a soft linen cloth or a cotton ball to soothe the itching. Alternately you can place cucumber slices dipped in freshly squeezed lemon juice for immediate relief from a sub burn. Marigold flowers and wheat germ oil pounded together to form a paste can be applied on the affected areas to treat sun burns and reduce the consequent itching. Another good home remedy for treating sun burns can be prepared by soaking quince seeds in water for 48 hours. The seeds dissolve and you will get a mucilaginous liquid which you can apply on the affected patches to soothe the irritation. Mashed strawberries mixed with butter milk and applied to the sun burnt areas help to reduce the redness and itching and cool the skin. You can also prepare a good sun burn lotion using 6 tbsp olive oil, 3 tbsp cider, 1 tsp iodine and some vinegar which you can store in an air tight bottle and apply it on your skin to treat sun burns. Bathing in warm water with a small cloth sack with cooked oatmeal floating in the water is also very good to soothe the itching.

answered by M W

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