We all know the benefits of sunscreen … and as responsible parents, we try our hardest to make sure our kiddos are covered in this protecting cream every time they leave the house.
But what happens if they do get a sunburn? Like these girls who got a sunburn at school that was so severe they had to be taken to the hospital. Do you want to use an over-the-counter (and over-priced) commercial after-sun lotion? Or would you prefer something all-natural and less expensive?
The most well-known treatment, by far, is aloe vera. I think it’s probably been around since before my grandparents were kiddos … and that’s a long time ago. However, this vibrant green plant is not the only natural remedy around.
Cathy Wong, Guide to Alternative Medicine at About.com, lists other natural remedies such as vinegar and hydrotherapy. Discovery Health has 10 Home Remedies for Sunburn, which includes baking soda, cold compresses, and potatoes.
Want to cure it right from your kitchen? Check out the Mother Nature Network where Roni Robbins professes how well cucumbers, lettuce, oatmeal baths, and even the folk remedy of chocolate frosting work to soothe sunburn.
Think you need a commercial sunburn remedy? Think again.
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