Yep, it’s April and yes, that’s a photo of my back. A spring bank holiday spent digging the garden and I was rewarded with that.
How horribly embarassing! This blog is all about taking responsibility for your own health and I go and get sunburn the first time I go outside to garden in a vest.
So, yes Mrs Green we all know prevention is better than cure, but what are the best natural remedies to treat the occasional sunburn?
Fortunately, I get ten out of ten for my water intake. Every day I drink 1 1/2 to 2 litres of water, so that’s something in my favour. Today, and until the redness has gone, I shall be making sure I keep my water levels right up to prevent any further dehydration.
Spray it on and keep spraying it for instant relief! Colloidal silver has been used in the burns units of some hospitals because it is so powerful, effective and safe for treating burns.
You can’t overdose on it and it helps prevent scarring and infections.
Once the colloidal silver has dried, snap the leaf off an aloe vera and apply the sticky, soothing gel to the burn.
Again, you can apply this as often as you wish. Aloe vera is a wonderful plant and heals most skin conditions.
Lavender essential oil
If you can stand it, a cool (not hot) bath with a few drops of lavender essential oil in it can soothe the skin. DO NOT apply the essential oil in a base oil, as the base oil will trap the heat in your skin – ouch!
If the burned area is small, you can apply a couple of drops of lavender essential oil neat to the burn. Gently, gently…
That’s it! Time is the other healer and of course, learning from your mistakes and prevention next time you’re out is the way forward. You can take some antioxidants for a couple of months; such as vitamins A, C and E to help your body to heal.
What about you? Do you have a natural, soothing remedy for sunburn?