Aloe vera is a natural remedy for sunburns. It’s known to reduce inflammation and provide a cooling relief to the skin. The gel inside of aloe vera leaves contains antioxidants, enzymes, and Vitamins A and C, and it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent when applied directly to the skin. It can help to soothe sunburned skin, reduce redness and swelling, and promote healing.

how does aloe vera help sunburn

Young Chinese woman with natural aloe vera

Aloe vera can also help protect the skin from further damage caused by UV rays. It’s high in antioxidants which can help prevent oxidative stress on the skin. It also helps rehydrate the skin while providing a protective barrier against environmental pollutants.

I’ve personally used aloe vera for sunburns many times before with great success. Applying it liberally to my sunburned areas throughout the day provides much-needed relief and helps speed up healing time considerably.