Sunburn is a typical symptom of over-exposure of the skin to the sun for long hours. When the skin is exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun, it turns dark and red because the pigment melanin is unable to protect the skin from the sun. Sunburn can occur on any part of the body that is left exposed and specially vulnerable to the heat of the sun is the skin on the face.
Facial sunburn is not only painful but can also reduce our self esteem if the exposure leaves behind dark and burnt skin. Herbs can help treat facial sunburn effectively but you will have to be very regular and careful with the treatment.
Herbal Remedies For Sunburn on Face
Aloe vera has soothing effect on the skin and effectively brings down inflammation and redness caused due to a variety of reasons. It has been used in the treatment of sunburn on the face as well due to its soothing properties.
Apply fresh aloe gel straight from the leaf of the plant directly on the facial areas affected. Rub the gel on the face 3-4 times a day to fasten the process of healing.
Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin C; both the compounds are very useful in healing of dried and broken skin tissues. Therefore, green tea can be successfully used for treating sunburn on the face. Prepare green tea by boiling a cup of water; to the boiled water add two teaspoons of green tea and steep for 10 minutes.
Strain and allow the tea to cool in the fridge. After half an hour dip a clean cotton cloth in the cold tea and spread the cloth over the face. Repeat the treatment as wanted to treat inflammation, burning and redness on the face.
This medicinal herb has soothing effect on both the mind and body and can be used in the treatment of inflammation and itching. Use chamomile tea bags for preparing herbal toner to treat sunburn. Prepare the tea as per the instructions on the box and allow it to cool down in the fridge.
Pour the tea in a spray bottle and spray the chamomile toner on your face as and when required. Within a few hours you will find inflammation and redness considerably reduced.
Chickweed is often used in the treatment of itchy skin caused due to eczema or due to psoriasis. However, the herb has been used in effective treatment of sunburn as well because of its cooling effects on the skin.
Many people prefer applying washed leaves of chickweed directly on the skin to treat sunburn. You could also crush the leaves to form a paste and apply the paste all over the face.
Lavender has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that are useful for treating facial sunburn. To soothe the inflammation, redness and itching caused due to sunburn apply a thin layer of lavender essential oil on the sunburned skin and leave for a couple of hours.
Repeat application every few hours to treat the sunburn and to help with repair of broken and damaged skin tissues.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.