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Hacks and Habits: Home Remedies for Burns
Leslie Loyola
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Accidents can happen even in the comforts of your own home. A spilled cup of coffee can scald you in seconds. Your ever-reliable curling iron can cause you painful blisters and cuts. Skin burns, no matter the size or the degree, are quite complex to manage.

But if you're prone to accidents due to your lifestyle habits and hobbies, here are some home remedies you need to brush up on for when the need arises:

Vanilla extract
This provides immediate relief for minor burns. Simply dab vanilla onto the affected area using a cotton swab. The evaporation of alcohol in the vanilla extract helps cool down the skin to reduce the pain.

Honey
Honey is a natural antibiotic. Its pH balance is inhospitable to bacteria, so applying this to the burn will prevent it from becoming infected. Honey’s soothing effect helps the skin heal faster.

Vinegar
Acetic acid, a component in aspirin that relieves pain, itching, and swelling, is also found in white vinegar. Make a soothing compress by soaking paper towels in diluted vinegar. This will draw the heat from the burn and also prevent further infection.

Aloe gel
Your skincare staple is a well known remedy for burns. It stops pain, reduces inflammation, and helps skin heal faster.
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Home Remedy for Burns


Coconut oil
It is rich in Vitamin E, which has excellent skin-healing properties. It also contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial fatty acids. If you’re worried that the burn would leave a nasty scar, simply add lemon juice to coconut oil and dab it on the mark. Lemon extract will help lighten the scar.

Toothpaste
It’s an instant remedy for burns. First, run the burned area with cold water, pat it dry with a clean towel, and then cover it with toothpaste.
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Baking Soda
Bicarbonate is excellent in calming irritated skin and reducing redness and itching. Toss a handful of baking soda into your tub and add milk to make a sunburn soothing bath.

Green tea
It is a great source of antioxidants that prevent and heal sunburn. Apply it to the skin or sip it regularly to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
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Home Remedy for Burns


Yogurt
We've already mentioned the many benefits of this superfood, but one more thing left unsaid is this: its enzymes and probiotics can help heal sunburn naturally! Apply it to affected areas and leave it for five minutes before washing off with cold water.

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