I may have gotten a little bit too much sun this weekend and forgotten my sunscreen. Being that I have red undertones in my hair I burned right away after being outside for only a few minutes. Yikes. I looked like a lobster and got a nice headache to top it off. I have a few methods I like to use when I get a sunburn and they tend to work pretty well for me. Generally I can get the burn to go away by the next morning! Here's a few of my favs, make sure you share your in the comments!
Good Old Coconut Oil
Since coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer it works well for sunburns. What I like about it is that it gives you instant relief from the stinging of the sunburn. Since vitamin E is good for sunburn as well you might consider making some of this Homemade Lotion to have on hand!
My favorite method is Aloe Vera Spray. Right now I just buy this Real Aloe brand but I'm guessing you should be able to make it if you harvest your own aloe. The reason I like this so much is because you can just spray it on, no rubbing on those sore burned spots! It also has the nice instant cooling effect of aloe. Of course you can also just buy regular aloe vera too.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Now if you don't mind smelling like a pickle, you can use the apple cider vinegar method. Mix 1 T. apple cider vinegar with 1 c. of cool water. Use washclothes and soak with the mixture ad lay over the sunburn. You can also make this into a sunburn spray or bathe in the mixture.
I know there are many other methods out there for sunburn relief...what are your favorites?
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