Why And How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Sunburn Relief

Many people turn to apple cider vinegar for sunburn relief after spending too much time in the sun. Even with sunblock on, it's still possible to get sunburn. So what can you do when you've got some painful sunburn you want to get rid of? Well, the good news is that there are many great home remedies to treat and soothe sunburn.

In this article, you will learn about just one of those ways: using apple cider vinegar (abbreviated as ACV). We will discuss not only why it is a smart remedy, but also exactly how to apply it to the skin for maximum effectiveness.

It's Healthy, Not Dangerous To Your Health

Here I go again on a rant about the negative effects of chemical-laden commercial lotions. If you know me well or have read many of my articles, you know that I am not a fan of most commercial lotions.

Why? Because they have the same goal as most over-the-counter drugs: produce a desired effect, no matter what positive or negative impact it has on the body. Not the brightest idea! I mean, why treat one problem only to produce several more?

Although it may be tempting to turn to any old sunburn lotion on the market, I encourage you to think twice. Why deliberately put dangerous chemicals and toxins on your skin, when there are safer alternatives?

Using apple cider vinegar for sunburn relief is a much smarter idea. It doesn't have toxins or chemicals in it. In fact, it is actually beneficial to the skin and the body (read about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar).

The Procedure

The procedure is so simple that it's surprising not everyone does it. All you need is some raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar (Bragg is the most popular brand). Put some in a small container, and dilute it in water if you want to (you don't have to dilute it). Then, soak a cotton swab or a washcloth in the ACV solution, and dab it on your sunburn.

A friend of mine said that when she applied apple cider vinegar to her sunburn, she could feel heat dissipating from the burn! So yes, this stuff really works. Most people find immediate relief after applying ACV, and some notice that it even prevents the sunburn from peeling. Now those are some good, positive possible side effects!

After you have applied the ACV to your sunburn, I encourage you not to wash it off. Not only is it more painful to keep touching the burn, but it's also good to keep the ACV in contact with the skin so that it can do its healing work.


Now that you know how and why to use apple cider vinegar for sunburn relief, what are you waiting for? Grab a bottle of ACV, and let the healing begin!

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