The discomfort from mild and moderate sunburns can be easily treated at home with common household products. While there are many aloe-based gels, sprays and lotions that are designed for this purpose, you can save money and a trip to the store by going to your refrigerator for your healing solutions.
Things You'll Need
- Skim milk
- Cold water
- Wash cloths
- Large bowl
Create a mixture of one part skim milk and four parts cold water in a large bowl. Stir the mixture together well.
Add a handful of ice cubes to the liquid and allow it to cool down even more.
Soak a washcloth in the mixture. Allow the excess to drip off into the bowl, but do not wring it out.
Apply the wet washcloth to the sunburned area. For sunburns covering several areas of the skin, prepare additional washcloths in the same way.
When a washcloth begins to feel dry or loses its coolness, soak it in the solution again and re-apply it to the sunburned area.
Soak every sunburned area with the milk compress for about 30 minutes. Repeat the process about every four hours for as long as the pain and irritation persists.
After each milk compress treatment, rinse the treated areas with cool water. Otherwise, the traces of milk left behind may start to smell.