Have you ever heard the expression “too much of a good thing?” That phrase can be applied to many facets of life; food, drink, play and even sun. While natural sun exposure is critical to maintaining healthy Vitamin D levels throughout your body, too much can cause burn, irritation and more.
If you find yourself in an a position where you experienced too much sun, there are some remedies to help soothe, nourish and moisturize your tender skin.
3 Best Tips for Sunburn Relief
Calendula: Calendula is a natural anti-inflammatory agent and is suitable in helping with sunburns. Calendula is a plant which flowers and looks similar to marigolds. There are some excellent creams and salves utilizing calendar and you can search for these in your local natural health food store. Online stores also carry some nice options such as this one here.
Aloe Vera: Also a plant, aloe vera is one of the best remedies to help repair skin as it promotes and accelerates healing with its strong nutrients. Rather than purchasing a gel, it is best to go with buying the actual plant itself. To apply, cut off a stem and squeeze the natural gel out of the leaf. Apply to the affected area as many times as needed monitoring your skin.
Essential Oils: There are many essential oils that can help to calm irritated skin. One of the best is Lavender. It has been used to centuries to help heal skin irritations due to its anti-microbial properties. In fact, Lavender essential oil is the most widely used essential oil in the world. You can make your own blend for sunburn relief by mixing lavender with coconut oil and peppermint essential oil. Peppermint to cool, Lavender to heal. To learn more about these essential oils you can visit here.
Of course, the best way to prevent a sunburn is to limit sun exposure, wear a good high-quality, chemical-free sunscreen, and cover up when necessary.
What are some of the ways you help to heal a sunburn?
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