Burn Notice: How to Naturally Treat and Prevent Sunburn

July 22, 2016

Don’t let your skin suffer from a sunburn, treat it and prevent it the right way!    

Burn Notice: How to Naturally Treat and Prevent Sunburn

  The cruel, hot summer sun did it again! Its rays proved to be too harsh on your skin, leaving you with a rather painful sunburn. Ease through the pain with these natural treatments, as well using these preventative measures.  

Sunburn Treatments

    Make Aloe Your Best Friend   sunburn treatment    Take a trip to your local farmer’s market and grab an Aloe plant, or simply use Aloe Vera Gel to help soothe and help heal that painful sunburn. The gel extracted from Aloe Vera hydrates and cools the burn on contact. As you dab a small amount and massage it into the affected area, your skin will immediately feel a sense of relief. Be sure to check with your doctor to make sure your burn is not too severe. Using Aloe on a severe burn can possibly irritate the skin and cause further damage.     Grab Your Trusty Essential Oil   There is an array of essential oils that can be used to treat sunburn. The most popular ones are lavender, tea tree, peppermint, geranium, and chamomile. Mix your preferred essential oil with water in a spray bottle and spritz on skin as needed! If you wish to put a little more time in creating a sunburn-blaster recipe, check out this helpful article for bath blends, lotion, and compress recipes! Remember: be aware of the grade of your essential oils. If they’re therapeutic grade, be sure to mix the essential oil with a carrier oil.     Stay Hydrated!   sunburn prevention   When you’re basking in the sun all day, moisture is being stripped from your body which can cause skin dehydration. To help with the restore your skin’s moisture you need to drink a lot of water throughout the day. If you wish to switch it up, herbal teas are another great remedy.    

Sunburn Preventions

    Don’t Leave Your Sunscreen at Home   If you’re headed to the beach or if you want to sit poolside, do not forget the most important sun prevention measure: SUNSCREEN. Sunscreen helps shield your skin from the sun’s ultra powerful UV rays. Not only does it help prevent those painful burns, but it also prevents fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots. Soaking up rays causes your skin to age much quicker, no matter your age. When choosing a sunscreen be sure to do your research about what SPF works best for you.     Lather Up with Coconut Oil   sunburn prevention   Another way to prevent a sunburn is to moisturize your skin naturally with coconut oil. Coconut oil prevents dryness, as well as giving you additional metabolic benefits. Although, we don’t recommend using coconut oil as a sunscreen, it still has the added benefit of strengthening the skin. This makes it more resilient and less prone to sunburn. However, do this as a pre-preventative measure before stepping out in the sun. Be sure to follow up with a protective sunscreen that fully protects your skin from UVA/UVB rays.     Limit Your Exposure   We all love being in the sun on those hot, summer days; however, it’s best to limit your time outdoors. When you are constantly underneath the blazing sunshine, as well as exposing yourself to the heat, it can take a toll on your body. If you have an adventurous soul and you must explore the outdoors, be sure to wear protective hats or caps to protect your face and eyes, as well as staying constantly hydrated.

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