Feeling the burn? While we're usually all about foods to keep your body energized and nourished, and skin-glow is a game we love to help you stay strong on. After catching a little too much sun, we tried a new home remedy that helped hugely, so we of course wanted to share it with you along with some other tried & tested remedies.
The 101: sunburn is a form of radiation burn that comes from over exposure to ultraviolet rays (the sun). The first sign of sunburn is reddening of the skin, which is the body's inflammatory response dilating blood vessels and is a sign of damaged skin cells. Burnt skin then starts to lose moisture and hydration resulting in sore, peeling skin. The skin will start to repair itself by thickening and producing melanin (colour pigment) which results in tanning (aka skin damage).
Natural Sunburn Remedies
There are ways to minimize long term skin-damage from sunburn. Of course, prevention is ideal (aka a 30+ sunscreen is your best pal). If you end up overexposed, here are three natural remedies we love along with an at-home recipe to try:
1. Collodial Silver: has anti-bacterial and antibiotic properties making it a natural infection-fighter. It stops the growth of bacteria, reduces inflammation and helps your body avoid the infection that can happen when the skin is vulnerable. Bonus: it also fights fungal infections, reduces redness & itchiness from bug bites & is an effective at-home treatment for cuts & minor burns.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar: A natural astringent, apple cider vinegar soothes the pain and speeds up the healing process. Additionally, the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar helps ease itching and inflammation. soak with a paper towel in apple cider vinegar and then draped the soaking towels across your burned areas. reduced blistering/peeling or inflammation.
3. Aloe Vera: the gel inside the plant leaves is a soothing, natural sunburn remedy. Keep a plant in the house to have on hand. Bonus: it's also great for digestive support.
At-Home Sunburn Remedy
In a small (4 oz) jar, add:
2 Tablespoons virgin, raw coconut oil (liquid form)
1 Tablespoon 100% Aloe Vera gel
1 Tablespoon colloidal silver (15ppm – 28ppm recommended)
Stir this mixture. Put the lid on the jar and shake well.
Store in a cool, dry place. Stir before each use/application.
Blended For Skin Care
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Inside & Out Acai
Greens Daily Dose
The Cherry Bomb
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