Summer is now (hopefully) in full swing and with the warmer weather can come the dreaded sunburn. So, here at SkinBase we’re here to save the day and more importantly your skin. You can thank us later for these top tips!

Cool water

Don’t get me wrong, I am not talking ice cold water, but cool water can offer some relief when applied to sunburned skin. Try soaking in a nice cool bath, having a dip in the swimming pool for a few minutes or applying a cold compress and believe us, your skin with thank you for it. This is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make yourself more comfortable after too much sunshine.


Cucumbers are usually associated with taking care of puffy undereye bags, but you can also use it to soothe sunburn. Good to know isn’t it? All you need to do us slice a cucumber and gently rub a couple of slices over your sunburned skin. The coolness offers you instant relief. For long lasting relief, allow the cucumbers to rest on your skin.

Aloe vera

You can buy aloe vera gel from many shops and it is one of the best things to soothe a sunburn. Simply apply the gel onto your skin and let it soak in and you will feel the benefit in no time and your skin will thank you for the instant relief.

Green tea

Just like we mentioned cool water, green tea also offers wonderful benefits to sunburned skin. According to healthcare experts, green tea reduces ultraviolet damage and lowers inflammation, which will make you much more comfortable. Simply brew your green tea, (let it cool first of course) and then soak a compress in the liquid. Lay the compresses on your sunburned skin and get ready to find relief almost immediately. We can almost hear you say, ahhhhh!

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