During summer time, heading to the beach sounds fun until you get a sunburn rash! The sun sucks out the essential moisture from the skin leaving it dry, flaky, burning and peeling. Sunburn can be regarded as a severe inflammatory skin condition which is caused due to overexposure to the ultraviolet radiation of the sun. Most of the over-the-counter sunburn measures available in the market include steroids. Aloe vera is a perfect natural remedy for sunburn that works better than most of the medical treatments! Below is how you could use aloe vera for sunburn along with its benefits:
- Aloe vera is one of the natural herbs commonly used in skin care products. It soothes the skin, hydrates it, nourishes it and accelerates the regeneration of new skin tissue.
- Aloe vera contains skin cooling and anti-inflammatory properties that calm down the sunburn.
- Aloe vera is an effective natural treatment for sunburn. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and skin soothing properties that make it a great treatment for sunburn.
WAYS TO USE ALOE VERA FOR SUNBURN:
Aloe ice cubes: This age-old sunburn soother gets double the burn-fighting power when it’s frozen into ice cubes. The moisture from the aloe vera soothes while the coldness of the ice cube provides temporary relief. To make them, squeeze aloe vera into an ice cube tray and freezing overnight so you’re armed and ready the next time you get a little too much sun. More: Best hacks for sunburn >>
Aloe vera spray: In a bowl, mix ½ cup aloe vera juice and 5 drops peppermint essential oil. Add in 1 cup water and mix everything well. Pour this into a spray bottle. Shake the bottle vigorously and spray it liberally on the sunburn every 2-3 hours. Store it in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.