Top Tips For Sunburn Relief
Struggling with sunburn? Here are my top tips for relief, including a natural homemade remedy.
I’m a big believer that sun exposure is beneficial to your health; it elevates your vitamin D status, helps with hormone imbalance, and makes you feel great. However, too much sun can be very harmful and HURT. Sunburn is never fun, and for those that lose track of time and end up looking rather lobster-esque, relief is necessary to get back to feeling beautiful.
1. Drink Up (Pina Coladas Don’t Count)
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Too much sun can be extremely dehydrating, so make sure you drink as much water as possible. Sunburn is also drying to the skin, so keep well hydrated to aid in the recovery progress and prevent peeling down the road.
2. Eat The Right Foods
Most people think of sunburn as a purely external issue, as it shows on the skin, but you can speed up the healing process from the inside- out by incorporating hydrating, nourishing foods into your diet. Fruits and vegetables with high water content such as watermelon, grapefruit broccoli make great options for healing. Be sure to avoid inflammatory foods and drinks such as processed foods, alcohol, and foods with high added sugar content which can make the problem worse.
3. Try My Healing Natural Salve Recipe
If someone gets a sunburn in my house, this tends to do the trick. This homemade salve recipe contains soothing essential oils, moisturizing coconut oil and cooling aloe vera to provide immediate and long term relief from sunburn.
Sunburn Healing Salve
Lavender Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil
High-Quality Aloe Vera Gel (Avoid Any With Carrageenan and Fillers)
In a small jar, mix ¼ cup each of aloe vera gel and coconut oil (soft). Add ten drops each of lavender and peppermint essential oils and mix well. Store in the fridge for added relief when applied!
What are your favorite natural remedies for relieving sunburn? Let me know your best tips below!
Isabella Grace is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner focusing on toxin-free, natural living to its fullest extent. Her mission is to provide personalized integrative health solutions to create sustainable, lifelong change and enable you to live, love, and serve at your fullest health potential.
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