Are you planning on having a Hawaiian getaway soon? Make sure that one of the things that you stash in your suitcase is your trusted brand of sunscreen. But since there are lots and lots of fun things to do in The Aloha State, you can easily lose track of time and end up with a nasty case of sunburn!
If you are about to visit Hawaii or any other place on the planet where there are so many exciting sights to see and activities to engage in under the sun, continue reading. Below you will come across some of the best home remedies for sunburn that the locals of Hawaii themselves trust.
After checking out the tips and tricks below, don’t forget to share this article on your various social media sites to let your sun-loving family and friends also know how to deal with sunburn the Hawaiian way!
Before we take a look at some of the best Hawaiian remedies for sunburn, let’s get one very important thing straight — no other thing on the face of planet can safeguard your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays better than sunscreen, especially one with an SPF of at least 30. When planning a trip to a sunny place, sunscreen is a must-have.
Of course you can always put on a wide-brimmed hat or sarong, or clutch an umbrella. However, it is applying generous amounts of sunscreen all over your body that is the most convenient solution there is.
Now that it is established that having a bottle of sunscreen with you is something that is of utmost importance, it’s now time for us to take a look at some of the most effective Hawaiian remedies for sunburn — you know, just in case engaging in all the exciting activities under the sun makes you forget to apply or re-apply sunscreen!
Aloe Vera Gel
There are plenty of aloe vera plants in Hawaii, and that’s a wonderful thing. That’s because the gel within the leaves can be used for attaining relief from sunburn. While you can easily purchase creams and gels that contain aloe vera gel, nothing beats the kind that’s straight from the aloe vera plant. You may also opt for 100% pure aloe vera juice.
One more product that can be found abundantly in Hawaii and also in so many other tropical places across the globe is coconut oil. Guess what? It’s also something that you can count on if you have a terrible case of sunburn. There are plenty of lotions that contain coconut oil, too — opt for one that has all-natural ingredients.
Kukui Nut Oil
There is a tree that’s native to Hawaii that yields a type of oil capable of shielding the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays and also soothing sunburn, and it is called kukui nut tree or candlenut tree. It yields oil that can be easily bought practically anywhere in Hawaii, and you can count on it every single day you spend in The Aloha State.
Apple Cider Vinegar
If you don’t mind the smell, you may apply a little apple cider vinegar on sunburned parts of your body. If you are afraid of a little stinging, feel free to dilute it first with equal amounts of water. It’s also a great idea for you to add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your cool bathwater at the end of the day to attain relief from sunburn.
Having sunburn can definitely leave you in discomfort or pain, especially if it’s the horrid kind. One of the smartest things that Hawaiians do is apply cold milk compresses. All you need to do is soak large cotton pads in milk fresh from the refrigerator, slightly wring out excess, and then place and leave them on affected areas.