With the intense summer heat on the rise, taking the right precautions for your skin and hair is crucial. Extended exposure to the sun can have a detrimental impact on your skin in the long run and it’s something you should always avoid. Obviously, the best way to protect your skin is using a strong SPF but let’s be honest, sometimes you’re just too lazy (although you shouldn’t be)! Nevertheless, if you forgot your sunscreen at home and your skin’s feeling a bit burnt, don’t worry because we’ve compiled a list of tried and tested remedies suggested by you!
Aloe vera was, by far, the most popular response we got! Touted at the ‘burn plant,’ aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and helps moisturize the skin as well. Whether it’s straight from the plant, frozen into ice cubes or added to a mask, it is sure to give your skin some much needed TLC!
“Aloe all the way, straight from the plant.” @haemerys
“Mix aloe vera gel and teatree oil and freeze into little cubes. Use on sunburnt skin when needed.” @sarahriazkhan
“Aloe Vera, apply it thick and fast!” @alia_dolcevita
“Aloe Vera, lemon and honey mask!” @farwahabbas6
It may seem off at first but you guys swear by it! Tomatoes have lycopene – which give them the red colour – which protects the skin from UV rays and soothes burnt skin.
“Slice tomatoes and rub it on your skin.” @afsheendhanani
“Use a tomato paste and leave it on for 15 min, then rinse it off.” @qirrat_s
“Mix gram flour and sugar and apply with a half cut tomato like a scrub. Works wonders!” @khizra.arshad
Unsurprisingly, yoghurt was a popular choice too! With its cooling properties and enzymes and probiotics, yoghurt helps the skin heal naturally.
“Yoghurt and honey face masks.” @hirahyderscribbles
“Chilled curd for 15 mins then follow up with chilled rose water.” @ammara_shashmi
“Apply yoghurt, let it sit for 15-20 mins and wash.” @nidasid
“Cold yoghurt plus a little bit of lemon. Make a past and apply on skin.” @anmolzubair
Rose water, a staple of any skincare routine, is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants!
“Rose water is best!” @the_futureartist
“Rose water mixed with glycerine.” @marriamsajid
“Use rose water all over your face and arms!” @mahnoor.saeedd
A variety of facemasks made with natural ingredients from your pantry seem to be working for you guys as well!
“Besan and milk paste.” @sierra_myke
“Rice flour with milk and honey! Great for sunburn/acne scars/brightening.” @breshmena_kh
“Egg white mask works the best for me.” @bismahrafiqmalik
“Besan, turmeric and lemon.” @alia_irfan12
“Rubbing lemon and baking soda together on affected area!” @soha__khalid_