Natural sunburn relief

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  • May 6, 2019
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Pure Beginnings

While the first prize is not getting burnt at all – it happens despite our best intentions. Try these skin soothers to ease the burn...

  • Place a damp facecloth on the affected skin (add some witch hazel to ease swelling) and direct a fan on you to offer relief.
  • Remember the two most important things when out in the sun: SHADE and SUNSCREEN! Use an umbrella, a hat, a beach tent or a protective swimming costume.
  • Use slices or blended cucumber to create a cooling paste and apply it to the sensitive area.
  • Mix milk and water with ice cubes and dip a facecloth into the solution to place on the sore skin.
  • Smear plain yoghurt on the burnt areas, then wash off in a cool shower.
  • Coconut oil soothes and heals sunburnt skin (but don’t go back into the sun with it on your skin.)
  • Break the meaty leaf off an aloe plant and apply the gel directly onto your skin. Aloe vera contains anti-inflammatory properties and nutrients that aid in skin repair and renewal.
  • Rehydrate by drinking lots of water!

Moisturise to replenish the skin...

TRY: Pure Beginnings Organic Care Hydrating Body Lotion with Organic Coconut & Kigelia, R104.95 – a natural lotion to apply to sunburnt skin.

Combined with baobab fruit extract and vitamin E, these ingredients are strong anti-oxidants which fight free radical damage from pollution, the sun and the environment. Aloe vera acts as a natural anti-inflammatory to soothe irritation and calm the skin.

Available from Wellness Warehouse, Faithful to Nature and selected health stores countrywide.

Remember the two most important things when out in the sun: SHADE and SUNSCREEN! Use an umbrella, a hat, a beach tent or a protective swimming costume.

TRY: Pure Beginnings Baby and Kids' Sensitive Sun Milk, R249.95, which offers very high broad-spectrum protection (UVA and UVB) against the sun.

Using 100% natural mineral filters, it contains no chemicals and is safe for the most sensitive, fair and delicate of skins. It's also free from nanoparticles, is water-resistant and contains aloe vera, which helps nourish and heal the skin.

Available from Baby City, Dis-Chem, Takealot, Wellness Warehouse, Faithful to Nature, selected Babies R Us stores and selected health stores countrywide.