Does vinegar help with sunburns?


There is still time this year to get too much sun to the point that you burn! Be prepped with this *secret* potion! 🙂

This must be one of those healing home remedy wonders that people “in the know” takes for granted and thinks that everybody already uses, so therefore it isn’t really much of a buzz around this phenomenal skin healing ability in vinegar.

“I thought it would be acidic and burn even more when applied”, Kaitlyn says. Well, it didn’t burn at all, and after dabbing her whole body after a sunburn with vinegar she had at home, she woke up the morning after without pain, tingling, itching, redness, no skin peeling at all and no burning sensations. What just happened?

Using vinegar for sunburn

Hear this out, because this is what you’ll get from a magic portion of vinegar, that you usually and otherwise would only have used to give a little edge to your green salad:

  • It helps your body to heal
  • sunburns, insect bites, rashes
  • inflammation, sore throats and fungus
  • stomach aches, Candida overgrowth and sinus infections
  • migraines, kidney stones and obesity (1)
  • .. and if I go on here you’ll just say “nothing can do all that” and look for another home remedy solution, seeking a solution for one of these problems that actually works.

Give me the results of the scientists’ hard work before I go ahead and do this!

However, if you want to, I can give you the scientific support you really need to have before dabbing that apple cider vinegar all over your newly showered body. Hear this out:

10,000 years ago already, someone was wise enough to use vinegar both for food and as medicine. Since then, numerous scientists have had a closer look at this sourish tasting fluid, and found proof that it actually does have beneficial effects on for example cardiovascular health and blood pressure, antibacterial activity, reduction in the effects of diabetes and increased vigor after exercise.(2) There you go – your scientific evidence in a shoe box.

Organic or not – is that important at all?

Look for organic, unpasteurized vinegar, by all means – it looks a bit congealed, but that would be the only way you’d want it to look anyhow, if you are serious about that big healing project of yours. The pasteurized version not only loses the right to call itself “the mother of vinegar”, it also no longer contains all the living enzymes and bacterias that do a lot of the beneficial healing work.

If the 100% is to strong for your “taste buddies”, then dilute it with 50% water. The general dosage recommendation is 2 tablespoons 3 times a day, preferably before each meal. (3)

Good luck with the dabbing and gulping of vinegar, oh – and the dating afterwards! 😉

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A science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition, Antonia has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well. (