how to get rid of sunburn blisters

Cold Compress

You can reduce the inflammation and get significant relief from the pain of sunburn blisters by using cold compresses on the affected skin area.

Soak a towel in cold water, squeeze out the excess water, and put the towel on the affected area.
Repeat the process several times and soon you will feel relief from the burning sensation.
Never apply ice directly to sunburn blisters as it can worsen the condition. In addition, it is recommended that you not take warm baths for a few days. Bathe in cool water instead. It will also help alleviate the pain.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is known to be a very effective natural cure for minor burn injuries including sunburn blisters. It will help reduce pain, re-hydrate burned skin and also speed up the healing process.

Cut a fresh aloe vera leaf down the middle to remove the gel.
Apply the gel on the sunburn blisters and allow it to dry and be absorbed by the skin.
If fresh aloe vera is not available, you can use an aloe vera gel available on the market.


Oatmeal can also be used to treat sunburn blisters. It helps soothe the skin and promotes healing.

Take an oatmeal bath. Fill a bathtub with cool water and add two cups of powdered oatmeal. Soak your body in this bath for half an hour or more. For better results, you can add rose petals to the bath water.
Another option is to wrap one cup of ground oatmeal in a cotton or muslin cloth and boil it in water for a few minutes. Allow it to cool and then use it as a sponge while soaking in cool bath water.


Turmeric has antiseptic as well as healing properties that help alleviate pain and inflammation associated with sunburn blisters.

Mix 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder with some water to make a paste and apply it over the blisters, leaving it on for 10 minutes.
Another option is to make a thick paste of turmeric powder, barley and yogurt and apply it generously over the affected skin area. Leave it on for about a half an hour and then wash it gently with cold water.
Repeat the remedy of your choice once daily until the blisters are gone.