SOOTHING SUNBURN SOLUTIONS
We all know the virtues of wear sunscreen whenever we venture outside. Inevitably we might miss a spot or forget to reapply regularly enough and sunburn will occur. Finding relief from the pain is a priority and there are quite a few goodies that are probably in your kitchen right now that can ease the initial pain.
Up to 10 minutes per day unprotected in the sun is a great way to boost our Vitamin D supplies, but any more than that is dangerous.
TOMATO – Slices of tomato placed on the burnt areas can help to take away sting.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR – Pour a cup into a lukewarm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.
COLD MILK – Soak a face washer or towel in cold milk and place over burn area.
ALOE VERA GEL – Simply break open a Aloe Vera spike and squeeze out the gel and apply.
COOL SHOWER – Stand under a running shower for 20 minutes.
OATMEAL BATH – Pour two cups of oatmeal into a luke warm bath, allow too steep for 5 minutes and then soak in it for 20 minutes.
CUCUMBER – Remove the peel from a cucumber. Using the peeler turn the cucumber length wise and peel of long strips. Place on sunburn for 15 minutes.
BLACK TEA – Make a pot of strong black tea. Place some ice cubes in the jug to cool it down. Use a sponge to gently wash the burnt area with the tea.
If you have a commercial after sun product, keeping it in the fridge makes it even more soothing should you need to use it.
Stay safe and check the use-by dates on your sunscreen. It is always a great idea to simply buy new product at the start of each swimming season.