In Australia it seems like summer is just around the corner. So it’s better to be ready than to look like a well roasted ham when the sunny days do roll around
Summertime is the nicest of all seasons but it can be really damaging to the skin and hair. Here are some surefire hacks we have gathered to remedy that painful sunburn:
1) Bring a spray bottle that contains equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar.
Sun burnt skin can be very tender. The antiseptic properties of apple cider vinegar could lessen the inflammation and soothe your skin.
2) Cold compress with aloe.
Take some stalks from your aloe plant (they’ll grow back fast!) or purchase a bottle of aloe gel, put them in your ice cube tray, put inside the freezer and voila! instant cold aloe salve.
3) Sprinkle your sheets with corn starch.
The powder is known to minimize the friction and the pain while your sun burnt skin is touching your sheets.
4) Use yogurt as a skin balm.
Let a thin layer of cold, unflavored yogurt sit on your skin for ten or so minutes and wipe it off with a damp towel after.
5) Bathe in your oatmeal.
Uh, this article kinda sounds like a recipe already, but it really works! Put some of your breafast oats inside the food processor and sprinkle into your warm bath water before you get in. Baking soda works too!
6) Be cool as a cucumber.
Put sliced or blended cucumber on your swelling skin. Also drink some cucumber smoothie while you’re at it.
7) Gently apply your favorite after sun lotion.
There are so many fantastic sun lotions out there these days, so pick one that you’ve heard good things about and use liberally!
8) Take ibuprofen or aspirin.
Only do this if you’re really struggling, as it’s not good to over-medicate with pain killers, but it can be necessary.
9) Drink lots of water.
Uhh, you and your skin are dehydrated, remember?
10) Wear loose, flowy clothes.
Make sure it’s cotton. Let your skin breathe, will ya?
Don’t let the sun weather you down, okay? *Pun intended*