Health & Fitness
Best Natural Remedies For Sunburn
It's inevitable that some or all of us will be faced with that long day in the sun and return to the house with a bunch of sunburned kids. Not to mention our own skin-ouches. I have always had the philosophy that the vitamin D is so necessary, I don't want to lather us all up with a bunch of chemicals before we go out into the sun.
What we do is stay out a bit with no sunscreen until we're just pinking up, and then either go inside, cover up or *maybe* put on some organic sunscreen. The hard part is when we're at the pool and no sunscreen out there can really battle the combo of water + pool chemicals. How I handle avoiding sunburn is still a work in process.
However, I do know how to treat a sunburn, and it's not just by giving the kids ibuprofen and slathering on some kind of chemical-laden gel. Here are my two (you only need these!) remedies for sunburn:
Coconut Oil - Really, coconut oil is useful for so many things the list is endless. But it greatly helps a sunburn with it's anti inflammatory properties. It's so soothing, you'll wonder why you didn't do this years ago. Just rub some on the sunburn and you'll notice the difference right away.
After-Sun Spray - here is a tried and true recipe for you to keep around for the occasional sunburn that will actually heal the skin and feel oh so good:
6-8 tbsp aloe (liquid)
5-10 drops lavender essential oil
5-10 drops peppermint essential oil
Combine all into a small spray bottle and shake well. Spray sunburn gently.
These two methods work to make that sunburn no longer a big deal. These ingredients are great to have around the house anyways, be sure to do a search and discover all the other great benefits as well! Happy sunning!