The Spring sun has not only come out but it's come out strong and in all it's glory! And with Summer not too far behind, we need to make sure we know how to protect and nourish our skin.
I don't need to spend too much time on sunscreen, because by now, we all know that we need to properly defend our skin from the strong rays of the sun.
Beaches and poolsides offer relaxation and relief during the bright warm months and we tend to love soaking it up! But there are many times when we just can't help ourselves and loose track of time and those lovely warming rays get a little too deep.
So here are some ways to not only heal that sunburn fast and naturally at home, while possibly turning it into a tan. After all, the most important key to turning that sunburn into a tan is to heal it FAST.
1. COOL IT DOWN
Cool your sunburned skin immediately. Dip into a very cool bath, shower or even splash cool water on affected skin, right after you come in out of the sun. Cooling the burn minimizes damage to skin layers.
Spray the burn with diluted lavender oil. Or, grab our own Eucalyptus Oil Shower Mist .If you choose to go with the lavender, just mix a few drops to a cup of water and pour into a clean spray bottle. Shake well before using. Both lavender and eucalyptus are good for mild (first-degree) burns of any kind.
3. KEEP IT LOOSE
Your skin is particularly sensitive right now and the nicest thing you can do for it is to wear loose fitting natural fabrics. Just say NO to poly blends! Cotton and hemp fabrics are breathable and soft on the healing skin. If you want to heal fast, you've got to baby the skin and treat it as gently as possible.
4. RINSE AND REPEAT
Repeat the above steps. Before you go to bed and once you get up in the morning, shower again. It will not only feel soothing, but it will steal the heat from the skin, speeding the healing along. Make sure you do another spray down session with your Lavender or Eucalyptus Spray before you go to bed, to really make sure those oils can use the night to penetrate into your skin.
Try to moisturize as often as possible each day after you get that blessed sunburn and drink plenty of water. I'm not kidding. DRINK A LOT OF WATER. I can't stress that enough. Sunburns dry out the skin immensely. Staying hydrated on the inside and out will keep your many skin layers from dying and peeling. And we don't want peely skin! We want supple, moist and glowing skin!!
6. BE SHADY
As long as you have that burn, stay in the shade. You will only prolong and aggravate the healing process by exposing your skin to more sun. So stay cool, covered and moisturized!
I hope those tips were helpful. For further aiding in healing, feel free to add some vitamin E to your daily regimen and foods like apricots and cucumbers, which are high in E and silica - great for skin! To keep your youthful glow, keep up the hydrate, moisturize and essential oil routine. These daily practices will keep nourishing your skin and will continue to protected from normal environmental harm.
We love your health and want you to feel good. That's why we at Eurospa do what we do. So let us know what we can do for you!
Get out there and enjoy the sun! That's what it's there for!!