Natural After-Sun Remedies
Sunburn may be a more prevalent risk in the summer, but the beach isn’t the only place where you need to protect your skin. Tanning beds are year-round culprits of skin damage, and even skiing on a bright day can pose risk for sunburn, as the bright snow reflects the sun’s rays onto exposed skin. If you experience the inflamed, dry, itchy effects of a sunburn, you’ll want to soothe your skin with natural ingredients. Artificial chemicals, dyes, and perfumes are harsh on sensitive skin, and can lead to infection and irritation. Here are a few natural after-sun remedies you can find easily.
A popular natural ingredient for soothing irritated skin, aloe vera is easy to find in a bottle or in plant form. If you find a bottle at the store, make sure the only ingredient is aloe vera. If you buy the plant, just break off a 3-4 inch piece and cut in half. You can rub it on your skin directly or squeeze out the juices into a dish, and apply with a cotton ball.
To get relief from itchy sunburn, add one cup of baking soda into a lukewarm or cool bath. A cool bath will help soothe the inflammation and redness that make burned skin feel hot to the touch. Not one for a bath? You can also make a baking soda paste with just a little water, and apply it directly to affected skin.
After a day in the sun, your skin needs plenty of moisture. The best way to soothe, moisturize, and calm itchy, sun-damaged skin is by using a multi-purpose skin balm like Egyptian Magic. With no preservatives, chemicals, dyes, or perfumes, Egyptian Magic is your one-stop shop for after-sun relief. Apply on clean skin and massage gently from head to toe. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen before any sun exposure. Egyptian Magic is not a sunscreen and doesn’t have any SPF, but many customers use as an after-sun to soothe sunburns, for glowing, hydrated skin!