Summer is coming. The probability that we overdo it with the long-desired rays of the sun is not at all small. In the summer we are exposed to the sun even when we are not at the beach. We are dressed lightly. Much of our skin is exposed and burns easily, especially if we don't wear sunscreen. Delicate skin is easily susceptible to damage, so it needs quick and timely help if you do allow yourself to burn.
You need nature's gifts to successfully soothe sunburned skin. With these products, you will not only relieve the pain, redness and itching of the burn, but also soften and nourish the skin in depth.
Here are 3 wonderful recipes with natural products that can successfully relieve sunburn.
1. Face mask with aloe vera for after sun
Even if you are not completely burnt, the sun's rays "caress" the delicate skin of the face and sometimes leave their red marks on the most prominent areas - the nose, cheekbones, forehead, chin. These areas subsequently become more susceptible to aging, the formation of pigment spots or freckles.
You can soothe and nourish facial skin after sun exposure with the help of aloe vera and pure raw honey.
- 1 tablespoon of aloe gel;
- 1 tablespoon raw honey.
Mix the two ingredients together. Apply to the face and all surrounding areas affected by burning and redness. Aloe acts as an anti-inflammatory and soothes the skin. It also has a cooling effect.Honey hydrates and nourishes with its invaluable natural nutrients. Raw honey is a wonderful moisturizer that has a powerful effect on dry and damaged skin, restoring its top layer and soothing it.
2. Burn Body Spray
The body spray also contains aloe. It also contains chilled mint tea, chamomile tea and green tea, which together have a very soothing and cooling effect. The active substances in them accelerate the healing process of the affected skin and bring a feeling of relief.
- 2 mint tea bags;
- 1 chamomile tea bag;
- 1 green tea bag;
- ¼ cup of aloe gel;
- 1 tablespoon glycerin or coconut oil;
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar;
- 5 drops of peppermint oil;
- 5 drops lavender oil;
- 4 glasses of water.
Heat the four cups of water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Remove from the heat and dip all the tea bags in it. Wait 10 minutes and take them out. Allow the liquid to cool completely. Pour 1 cup of the liquid into a spray bottle and keep the rest covered in the refrigerator. The potion can stay like this for up to 2 weeks.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the spray bottle. Shake very well to mix. The resulting spray can be stored in the refrigerator. It needs to be shaken before each use.
This natural after-sun spray has a soothing effect, cools, nourishes and hydrates. The ingredients in it speed up the skin recovery process and stimulate the division of new he althy cells.
3. Soothing mask with oats and apple cider vinegar
If the sunburn covers a larger area than your skin, it might be a good idea to make a soothing bath with oatmeal, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda.These ingredients have a regenerating effect. They soothe redness, itching, the feeling of skin tightness and speed up the healing process. You can use this face and body mask both in the shower and in the bath.
- 1 cup oats, finely ground;
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar;
- ½ cup baking soda.
Mix the oats with the soda in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Fill the tub. Add ¼ cup of the oat mixture along with 1 cup of vinegar. Relax in the tub for about 30 minutes. Then apply a generous amount of deeply hydrating body moisturizer with aloe or coconut oil.
If you don't have a bathtub, wet your skin. Apply the mixture on the burned areas of the body. Wait for them to lighten the skin for about 15-20 minutes and wash off.