you're suffering from having WAY too much fun - at the beach or
out in the great outdoors- take heart with these quick
recipes (many with ingredients that are as close as your kitchen
or bathroom cabinet) for easing the pain of sunburn or windburn:
natural home made remedies
undiluted apple cider vinegar to sunburn.
ounces non-fat dry milk, 2 tablespoons salt and 25 ounces water.
Saturate cloth and apply to sunburn 20 minutes.
as a skin cream to sunburn.
plant, or pure aloe vera gel.
slices of cold cucumbers, apples, or potato directly to the
plain yogurt, then rinse with cool water.
used tea bags to sun-burned eyelids to relieve pain and swelling.
5 drops clove oil
5 drops peppermint oil
2-4 teaspoons powdered comfrey root
2-4 tablespoons aloe vera gel
thoroughly in a bowl. Chill, if desired.
of comfrey root or aloe vera gel may be increased, but do not
increase the amounts of clove or peppermint oils, as they may
cause skin irritation.
Cucumber sunburn lotion 1
cucumber - chopped
1/4 cup glycerin
1/4/ cup rose-water
out of the cucumber with a lemon-squeezer, and mix with Glycerin
Sunburn soothing bath 2-4
cups *Colloidal (not regular) oatmeal
1/2 to 1 cup baking soda
1-2 cups powdered chamomile flowers
1 cup buttermilk, optional
Add all ingredients
to bath water, or wrap in cheesecloth and tie to the faucet for
ounces of distilled water
9 drops of lavender
2 drops of peppermint
1 drop of spearmint
Mix all, then
mist lightly over sun-burned skin.
* Colloidal oatmeal is more finely ground than regular oatmeal. When mixed with water, it lends a silky feel and helps moisturize and heal sunburned skin.
Sandy is a freelance writer and enjoys living the frugal life, saving money, and helping others
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