A study reported that Aloe Vera gel displayed some anti-inflammatory effects that superior to those of 1% hydrocortisone when applied over a 48-hour period. From the study, researchers concluded that the gel might be useful in the topical treatment of inflammatory skin conditions, such as UV-induced skin redness.
The anti-inflammatory and cooling properties provide a protective layer to the skin and helps retain moisture. Aloe vera is also rich in antioxidants and minerals which can help speed healing. It makes Aloe Vera to be the perfect natural remedy for sunburned skin.
How to use aloe vera to soothe sunburned skin? It is very easy using aloe vera to soothe sunburn skin. Cut an aloe vera leaf open lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the gel. Use fingertips to apply gel to sunburned skin. Leave on until dry and absorbed. If it starts to feel sticky, then rinse it off with cool water. Repeat this action 2-3 times a day.