Helpful Sunburn Remedies

Sunburn

Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

 

Aside from the common “apply aloe vera gel” to soothe a painful sunburn, here are a couple more useful and very helpful remedies that you should keep in mind when you are looking for sunburn relief!  (And better yet, most of the stuff you probably already have in your kitchen!)

  • Add 1 tsp. baking soda into a quart of cool water and apply the mixture with a washcloth to the sunburned areas
  • Apply aloe from an aloe plant
  • Apply grated potatoes to sunburned skin  (The starch from the potatoes helps to soothe and cool)
  • Add black or green tea to bathwater (or apply tea bags to affected area)
  • Apply egg whites for an instant cooling sensation
  • Apply vinegar to prevent peeling
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D.I.Y. Sunburn Aloe Relief Cubes

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Got some aloe and an ice cube tray?  Then you’ve got an easy way to relieve sunburn!

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Fill an ice cube tray with aloe vera gel; stick in the freezer
  • Once frozen, pop out a frozen cube and you have instant sunburn relief that you can easily rub on any sunburnt area

Hangover Smoothie Cure for the Morning After

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We’ve all been there-had a little too much fun and a little too much to drink the night before leaving you with a massive hangover the next morning.  Say buh-bye to your hangover with this delicious kiwi smoothie!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups boiled water
  • 3 tbsp. feverfew flowers
  • 3 peeled kiwi fruits
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:

  • In a bowl, pour the boiling water over the feverfew flowers; let steep for 8-10 minutes
  • Place this mixture, along with the remaining ingredients in a blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • Drink up!

Moisturizing Avocado and Aloe D.I.Y. Eye Mask

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Sooth puffy and tired eyes with this moisturizing eye mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Mash the avocado using a fork into the aloe vera gel
  • Apply under eyes onto clean skin
  • Let sit for 10 minutes
  • Gently wipe off and rinse with warm water

Blueberry Aloe Eye Mask D.I.Y.

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Give your eyes a relaxing and cooling eye treatment on a hot summer day that will leave them looking bright and refreshed!

Ingredients:

  • Handful cold blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Mash blueberries using a fork
  • Add the aloe vera gel to the mashed blueberries; stir well
  • Gently dab the mixture under your eyes
  • Let sit for 20 minutes
  • Gently wipe away mask and rinse with lukewarm water

Banana Cucumber Moisturizing Face Mask Recipe

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Treat your skin to this moisturizing, refreshing and nourishing face mask designed for normal to dry skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice

Directions:

  • Place the cucumber and banana in a blender; blend until smooth
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the blended mixture; blend until smooth
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Blueberry and Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

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Exfoliate, hydrate and repair skin for the summer with this facial treatment!

Ingredients:

  • 10 blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. plain yogurt (Greek yogurt is the best)

Directions:

  • Mash the blueberries with a spoon (or fork)
  • Stir in the yogurt; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water