Using Vinegar For Sunburns
March 27th, 2017
It doesn't matter how cautious we are, over exposure to the sun is always going to be an issue whenever we find ourselves out of doors for an extended period of time. The vast majority of us are cautious about the amount of sun that we receive, and we may apply sunblock regularly, both to ourselves and to our children. On occasion, however, sunburn is going to be an issue and whenever it does happen, you will want to make sure that you treat it properly so that it does not become any more of a problem. There are a number of different natural cures which help with sunburn, vinegar being one that is used more than almost any other.
There are several different ways that you can use vinegar in order to treat a sunburn, but you're going to use it topically in almost every case. If the burn is only covering a very small part of the body, you may try using a compress of apple cider vinegar and cold water in order to soothe the burn and to promote healing. You would want to make sure to change the compress on a regular basis, perhaps every five minutes or so in order to keep the area as cool as possible.
If the burn is over a much larger area, another method that can be utilized in order to get the vinegar to do it's job is to put it in a spray bottle. Perhaps you can put it in the bottle with a couple of ice cubes in order to cool the vinegar, but you would not want it so cold that it could cause additional damage to the area. Simply spray a fine mist of this vinegar on the area of the burn and keep it wet. This should help to promote healing and the cool mist will also feel good on the burn itself.
One final suggestion I can give to you is that you can take a vinegar bath. This is especially a good idea whenever the sunburn is covering a very large area of the body and you want to be able to keep the vinegar on it for as long as possible. Draw a bath of tepid water and put a couple of jars of apple cider vinegar into it. Simply soak in the tub for a while, and allow the vinegar to do its healing work.