Whatever your plans are for this Thanksgiving remember to stay sun safe! If you plan to enjoy outdoor activities; whether in a warm and sunny place or enjoying the winter ski slopes, keep in mind that sunburn can still occur. Wearing the right clothing and always wearing the appropriate sunscreen are the first steps, but if you still happen to get a sunburn here are some natural ways to treat it.
You can apply bandages with chamomile infusion or essential oil. This plant helps our body to quickly regenerate its damaged cells. Not to mention its antiseptic properties. Chamomile protects the skin against infections and reduces the well known unpleasant sensation caused by sunburns.
Are very efficient for calming down scathing. Apply bandages with marigold infusion over th affected skin areas. In one day you will see how the skin starts to heal.
3. Aloe Vera
If you have this plant in the house it is great, for you can apply directly on your skin the juice obtained from squeezing one leaf. If you do not have the plant you can buy aloe gel which is useful against sunburns as well.
Besides the fact that they taste great, they are also good for the skin. Apply a mixture of strawberries and yoghurt on the affected skin areas and rinse after 15 minutes.
5. Baking Soda Compress
Dissolve baking soda in water, and make a compress using a clean cloth. Alternately, put 1/2 cup of baking soda into your tepid bathwater, then let the affected area air dry.
Rub the sunburned area with fresh cucumber slices.
7. Lemon Water
Mix the juice of three lemons into two cups of cold water, and then sponge the mixture onto the sunburn.
Take a warm shower to draw out the heat of your sunburn. The warm water will increase circulation to the area while hydrating it, thereby speeding the healing process. Be sure to moisturize afterward as the water will dry your skin.
Have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!