ALL NATURAL DIY SKINCARE
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Natural Sunburn Treatment
with Natural Remedies

There are a number of natural sunburn treatments available to provide comfort and help reduce the damage to your skin.

While getting burnt is best prevented, sometimes it happens unexpectedly. Then it is time to look for natural remedies.

There are varying degrees of sunburn so it is important to monitor it as it could become quite serious, particularly if it is severe sunburn which could result in blistering.

REMOVE THE HEAT
- Take a cool bath
- Use Aloe Vera
- Lavender Floral Body Spray
- Drink plenty of water

SUNBURN RELIEF AND HEALING
- Cooling Cream
- Chamomile Tea
- Add Tea Tree Oil

ESSENTIAL BURN RELIEF


IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT APPEARANCES...

There is also a much greater risk to your skin from sun damage that is far more serious than blisters or aging.
SKIN CANCER is a very real risk from exposure to the sun, and prevention is absolutely the best way to avoid this risk.


Remove The Heat

As with any burn to the skin it is important to first remove as much heat from the skin as you can - and quickly!

Sunburn often appears slowly over the hours following your sun exposure, so once you realize you are burnt it still may not show you the full extent of the problem.

Cooling the affected area will help to draw the heat out of your skin - this can help reduce further damage as well as give relief.

  • TAKE A COOL BATH
    A simple cool bath or shower is a good start in your sunburn treatment. Your whole body is cooled by the water and it can help you relax if the sunburn is uncomfortable. If the air temperature is really warm then you could also add ice to the bath for extra effect.

    Add a few drops of Lavender or Peppermint Essential Oil to the bath for even better cooling and healing power.

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  • USE ALOE VERA
    Apply Aloe Vera to the sunburn. The gel-like juice from the plant can be applied directly to the skin for both a cooling and healing effect.

    Simply break a piece off the plant and peel off its skin. Gently run the peeled Aloe Vera over the skin, leaving a coating of soothing gel.

    You will also find a cool, soothing Aloe Vera Sunburn Recipe here.

    Aloe Vera is known to speed up the healing of wounds and burns, as well as possessing anti-bacterial properties.

    There are also a number of Aloe Vera based commercial products available that feel wonderfully cooling on the skin. Just remember to read the label so you know what you are getting.

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  • LAVENDER FLORAL BODY SPRAY
    Mix up a floral spray of about 5ml of Lavender Oil in a liter of water that can be regularly sprayed on your sunburned body (avoid the face).

    This will not only feel refreshing but is also healing. It will help draw the heat out of the skin to speed up the recovery and relief.

    Lavender is one of only two essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin, so you can use this quite strong mixture without concern. Just remember that this natural sunburn treatment is designed to be used on the body, not on the face.

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  • DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
    If you have been out in the heat all day, the last thing you need is a headache and to become dehydrated. Not only will you feel better if you drink lots of water, but your skin will benefit also. The sun rapidly dries out your skin and body, so drinking lots of water will aid in a rapid recovery on the inside and out.

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    Sunburn Relief & Healing

    Sunburn can be very painful and finding relief is worth it!

    Many of the sunburn treatments you will find here will also aid healing while giving your skin some relief.

  • COOLING CREAM
    Add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to your regular moisturizer and lather over your sunburn.

    You can add Vitamin E into the cream for added skin healing benefits.

    Chamomile Essential Oil can also be used alongside the Lavender.

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  • CHAMOMILE TEA
    Place some cooled, used Chamomile tea bags over the sunburn for localized relief.

  • You can also add a couple of handfuls of Chamomile flowers to the a warm bath and soak in it.

  • You could also try the Chamomile Skin Lotion recipe.

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  • ADD TEA TREE OIL
    Tea tree is well-known for its healing powers. You can add it to your sunburn treatments alongside or instead of Lavender. The smell is not as pleasant but it is still a good option for sunburn relief.

    Tea tree can also be used neat and directly on the skin, if desired.

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    ESSENTIAL BURN RELIEF

    WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 5 drops of Lavender Oil
  • 2 drops of Chamomile Oil
  • 3 drops of Geranium Oil
  • 20ml of a Carrier Oil, such as Jojoba or Olive Oil

    WHAT TO DO:

  • Mix the above oils together, then apply gently to the affected area of the body.
  • You can also add this Essential Oil mixture to a soothing bath.

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