Natural Solutions for Sunburn and Thinning Hair in Women
- Posted on: Jun 5 2018
It happens – we’re so busy we forget to wear sunscreen or re-apply it throughout the day, and our skin becomes sunburned. It’s painful, itchy, dry, and we want relief from it all as fast as possible.
Instead of reaching for medication or cream full of chemicals that might cause more damage to the skin, there are natural ways to soothe a sunburn that are inexpensive, effective, and take advantage of ingredients you likely already have in your home.
Aloe is the gold standard when it comes to treating sunburns, but before you purchase the gel in a bottle, read the label. Some of them also contain alcohol. The best way is to use 100% aloe vera gel, and you can often find the leaves ready for cutting in markets or health food stores. Chilling the gel or plant before use adds extra relief.
Drinking large amounts of water helps your skin rejuvenate itself and counteracts dryness following a sunburn.
White Vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps relieve the pain, inflammation, and itching from a sunburn. Soak a paper towel in white vinegar, squeeze out the excess, apply the towel to the burned skin like a compress, and let it sit until dry.
The tannic acid and theobromine in black tea will soothe pain from a sunburn and draw out the heat, while catechins helps repair skin. Simply brew about three bags of black tea into a pitcher of warm water and let them steep until the water turns a dark color. Take a rag dipped in the tea and dab it onto the affected area, letting it absorb into the skin. Apply as necessary, but do not wash it off for about eight hours.
Using baking soda can break down the proteins and acids to balance the pH levels of the body and speed up the healing process. An easy way to use baking soda to calm a sunburn is to add 1 cup of baking soda to a cool bath and soak in it for 20 to 30 minutes. Allow the body to air dry, and repeat the process each day as needed.
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