Natural Remedies for Sunburn

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Join Julie Polanco on this episode of Crunchy Christian Podcast as she discusses natural remedies for sunburn. She talks about both protecting your skin and helping your skin heal.Join Julie Polanco on this episode of Crunchy Christian Podcast as she discusses natural remedies for sunburn. She talks about both protecting your skin and helping your skin heal.

Natural Remedies for Sunburn

Conditioning the Skin

There are ways to prevent sunburn besides avoiding the sun. In fact, we shouldn’t avoid sunlight altogether since we need it so much for good health. However, we don’t want to burn the skin. Sunburn is linked to skin cancer and premature aging.  So, the best way to get enough sun without burning the skin is to spend only 20 minutes at a time out in bright sunlight. If you want to be able to spend more time in the sun, start with 20 minutes a day and gradually add more time each day.

It’s best if you start doing this in late spring. This gradual conditioning will help prevent burning as your skin gets used to more sun exposure. It will release more melanin, causing you to tan instead. If you are very light skinned, you might want to start with only 10 minutes a day and add 5 minutes daily starting in mid-spring. This can be a tedious process, but it will help you avoid sun burn and it gets you outside! It will not help you avoid pre-mature aging, though.

Get the free report for this episode for some ideas on how to pretreat skin to counter aging. You can also wear a wide brimmed hat and loose, thin, white clothing to both stay cool and cover your skin. In addition, stay indoors in the hottest hours of the day, usually 12pm-2pm. But, what are some natural remedies for sunburn when you stay a bit too long out there enjoying the summer sun?

Essential Oils That Are Natural Remedies for Sunburn


Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular oils because it is so versatile and gentle. Most of the time we use it to help calm down and sleep. But, it’s also good for calming the skin and helping sunburn to heal. It can be used in dilution with children.

Moroccan Chamomile

Chamomile is another favorite with families because it, too, is gentle enough for children and also has a calming, healing effect. Just make sure you have the right chamomile. Not all of them work the same.


Geranium essential oil has long been used in natural skincare formulas and helps rejuvenate skin and protect against aging. It nourishes, heals, and promotes healthy, radiant skin.


Helichrysum, or everlasting, oil is the premier oil for growing new skin. Adding it to a sunburn formula will help the skin heal faster and look younger.


Aloe vera Gel

Everyone knows about aloe vera gel for burns. It cools and moisturizes the skin as it brings down inflammation. Best used immediately after burning and check the label for added ingredients. Sometimes, store bought aloe products include other ingredients.

Calendula Ointment with Carrot Seed Oil

Did you know that Calendula is the scientific name for marigolds? That means that you can make this ointment yourself at home without any special equipment. This combination works great for household burns, too. On the podcast, Julie tells a story of incredible healing using this formula.

St. John’s Wort Oil

Did you know that St. John’s Wort not only helps with emotional and mental health, but can also help with burns and viral infections as well?

Other Natural Remedies for Sunburn

On the podcast, Julie also talks about using cucumber, vitamin A and E, shea butter, coconut oil to help heal burned skin.

Get your short report, Natural Sunscreen and Sunburn Protection, by clicking HERE. Once you put in your email and get to the downloads page, just scroll down to episode 10 and grab your freebie.

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