How to heal sunburn-10 steps guide from dermatologist (Dermatocare's skin diseases guide)

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 30/01/17

"Doctor, my sunburn is not healing? My skin does not stop peeling? What are sunburn stages? How to heal sunburn ? Are there any home remedies to soothe sunburn?" I have answered all these questions in this article by providing step-to-step guide on how to heal sunburn. If you follow this guide, you will surely beat the usual sunburn timeline. So read on!

 STEP 1: Cool the burnt skin

Sunburn occurs because of excessive heating of your skin. Our priority is to bring down the temperature of your skin by:

  • As soon as you notice that your skin is getting burnt, step indoors. 
  • Apply cold compresses by placing a soft cloth (muslin cloth is best) dipped in either cold water or cold low-fat milk on burnt area.
  • Take frequent showers and rest under the fan or air conditioner to accelerate the cooling of your skin.
  • Meanwhile, cool the aloe...