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Summer is here, and many of us are happy to be out enjoying our days. It's not difficult to lose track of time while out swimming or soaking up the summer sun. But, before you know it, you're red as a tomato and sunburned. A sunburn is one of those things that can creep up on you before you realize it. That's why it's so important to apply sunscreen and reapply as needed.
As bad as the sunburn is, there are a few natural ways to soothe the burning and itchy, painful feeling that comes along with the redness.
Take a Cold Shower
First things first, take a cold shower. It can help wash off dead cells and speed up the recovery process as hard as it is to take an icy cold shower. Hot water is not the water to go since it will only agitate your damaged skin.
When you have a sunburn, it's important to hydrate from the inside and the outside. Drink plenty of liquids to prevent yourself from being dehydrated. It’s the perfect time to use your Profile Yeti water bottle. Of course, a moisturizer applied to your skin is a must as well. The Lift Anti-Gravity Moisturizer is your best friend when you have a sunburn. Lathering up in a hydrating moisturizer will keep pain at a minimum which is the goal.
If you have aloe vera gel at home, that's an option that will make you feel as good as new. The Aloe Vera plant contains anti-inflammatory properties, making it great for sunburned skin. A quick tip is to cool the aloe vera in the fridge to get it nice and cold before application. This will really do the trick to soothe your sunburnt skin. But, of course, a quick trip to the local store is worth it if you don't.
Surprisingly, it's not to drink. Milk can rejuvenate sunburned skin and help repair the damage. Mix milk and a few cups of water and soak a towel that can be draped on sunburned skin. If you can soak in a bath of cool water and about 6-7 cups of milk, that would be even better. The fat and protein in milk give it an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, giving you some comfort.
Honey can remedy so many issues, and sunburn is one of them. First, apply a thin layer of honey to the red, sunburned areas of your body. Then, wait at least 30 minutes, and you'll be on your way to soothed skin. Honey hydrates at a speedy rate making this an excellent quick-fix option for helping a sunburn.
When it comes to soothing sunburn, there are so many routes to take. Whichever option you choose, the key is to moisturize and make sure you're hydrated on the inside and the outside.