Has your holiday left you looking more sun lobster than golden goddess?
How to manage dreaded sunburn naturally.
Lost track of time sipping cocktails and basking in the sun? Forgot your wide brim flap hat on your camel back ride across the desert? Not to worry Mother Nature has you covered.
It is widely known that Aloe Vera soothes the skin following sunburn, but this vitamin powerhouse has additional healing benefits. The active ingredients in Aloe Vera have been shown to directly inhibit inflammation, break down damaged tissue and increase proliferation of new skin cells to not only reduce the redness, sting and swelling but stimulate healing of your skin following sunburn.
When you realize the sun has got the better of you break open the plant and scrape the gel substance from the centre, lather your body with this as many times as you wish throughout the day.
If you know you will be on the road and aloe is not in your reach plan ahead brand such as ‘Natralus’ have a wide range of certified organic Aloe products to choose from. The healing actions will begin instantly and the following day hopefully you will be left with a summer glow and a new green travel companion.
Words by Ema Taylor aka The Body Bible