How to Fade a Sunburn
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How to Fade a Sunburn

Sunburn home remedies

Your skin is so red from your sunburn; how do you make the redness appear less red? When anyone gets sunburn, it can have a pink tint, red tint, purple red tint, or a brownish red tint. Just like with a tan, you can actually coordinate your clothing to make the sunburn less red-looking. For instance, the best color clothing to wear with sunburn is red, blue, green, and black. Stay away from white, yellow, pastels, neon’s, or any lighter shades. The light color of clothing will make the sunburn pop out more and in certain lighting; it will make it look redder. If you do not wear the dark colors mentioned above, you can hide the sunburn or make it appear lighter by doing the following:

Plain Yogurt

Wash your skin thoroughly with a non-fragranced soap. Then towel blot it with a paper towel or washcloth. Open up the plain yogurt and place a few spoonfuls into a bowl or cup. Place a pair of gloves on and scoop up the yogurt with your one hand and place onto the sunburned area. Make sure to saturate the area completely. Allow the yogurt to stay on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water. Apply some Aloe to the sunburned area. The sunburn should look less red now.

Brown tea bags with ice

As soon as you notice your sunburn is too red, apply a very cold compress to the area. Allow this to stay on the sunburn for 30 minutes. Then let your sunburn breath while you are mixing up a tea solution. Boil a cup of water. Once the water has boiled, place your brown tea bag into the cup. After the water turns to a dark brown, you can either place this liquid into an applicator bottle or dip a washcloth into it. Apply directly to the sunburn area. Do this a few times. Then take the teabag and place that on the area you feel is too red. The tea bag will not only help make the redness lighter, it will take out the sting as well.

Aloe Vera and makeup

For the Aloe Vera, you can use it straight from a plant or in the green bottle sold at a store. Aloe Vera is excellent for the skin. It will help ease the sunburn, prevent it from peeling, itchiness, and help fade the redness. Apply the Aloe to the sunburned area. Make sure to rub it in well. Then allow this to dry for a few seconds. Take a powder or foundation and lightly apply it to the area. Do not cake it onMake sure the makeup is hypoallergenic. Try not to irritate the skin with the makeup.

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Comments (5)


Great tips Angel! Even with a dark tan, I still burn from time to time in the southern sun so these will come in handy! Thank you for writing it!

Great article (as usual!) Angel. I did a tweet on it as well.

Excellent advice!


i agree with you!