How to Treat a Sunburned Scalp

Dr. Sacha Obaid, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and Nearby Fort Worth, Texas

Share:

If you are one of the many people who enjoy some fun in the sun, you may want to read this. Sure, you wear sunscreen to protect your exposed skin, but you probably missed one important part: your scalp! Many people don’t think their scalps can get sun-burnt, but they can.

However, there are several remedies you can use to help treat a sun-burnt scalp. First, use an exfoliating shampoo while your scalp is healing. This helps re-hydrate your scalp from a grueling day in the sun.

There are some home remedies you can use to relieve your scalp as well. For example, steep two green tea bags, and cool them off to lukewarm temperature. After you shampoo, soak your hair in the tea for about five minutes before you rinse. The antioxidants in the tea will help soothe your scalp and ease the sting. You could also opt for apple cider vinegar. Just mix one part vinegar and one part water after you shampoo and condition.

Two percent milk is a good remedy and is often used by dermatologists in treating chemical burns. Soak a washcloth in 2% milk, and apply it to your scalp for 5 minutes. The milk should be ice cold. The proteins and enzymes in the milk will help promote healing. The temperature will reduce inflammation.

Click here for original story

Category: