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

Relaxing D.I.Y. Peppermint Foot Soak

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Give tired achy feet a rest while relaxing in this minty peppermint foot soak!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 peppermint tea bag
  • 2 oz. vitamin E oil
  • 2 lb. Epsom salts

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer to a container for storage
  • When ready to use, add 1/8 cup of mixture to a foot bath of water
  • Soak feet for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with water

Green Tea and Grapefruit Tightening Toner Recipe

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Tighten and tone skin with this tea and grapefruit facial mask designed especially for oily and combination skin!

Ingredients:

  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • Juice from 1/2 red grapefruit

Directions:

  • Steep the tea bags in the water; let tea bags and water cool
  • Remove the teabags from the water
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the water where the teabags were steeped
  • Mix well
  • Use a cotton ball or soft tissue to apply the toner to your face; let it dry
  • Rinse with water

*Can be refrigerated in a bottle or jar and used daily