Overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun causes sunburn. Sunburn is not only harmful; it can cause pain and discomfort. Pain and redness that you get from sunburn usually occurs after couple of hours and reaches its peak usually after 24 hours. Along with swelling and pain, you can get blisters, itching and peeling. Your exposed skin ups its melanin production (which is dark pigment in the top layer of the skin) and provides color to your skin and protects the deeper layers of the skin. People with fairer skin produce less melanin and are likely to get sunburned more easily. The best thing is to avoid getting burned by using sunscreen SPF 15 and covering yourself up. Sometimes even after taking precautions, you do get sunburn. Here are 17 simple, fast and effective natural home treatments for sunburn which will heal and soothe the horrible excruciating pain that comes along with the most badly sun-scorched skin. Most of the ingredients used can be found easily at home.