It’s great to sunbath, but sometimes this pleasure left you with irritations and reddened skin that hurts and burns. And even when you don’t experience such unpleasant effects, it’s good to use a soothing lotion for your skin after sunbathing.[expand title=”” trigpos=”below” ]
Try to prepare yourself a lotion after sun. It’s simple and inexpensive and your skin will thank you for not treating it with chemicals, but with natural ingredients that moisturize, soothe and soften it!
The most effective natural ingredients for calming sunburns and skin irritated by the sun are:
Aloe vera (as a gel or oil) – has a strong astringent and anti-inflammatory effect, allowing the loss of water in the skin. Sculpting and regenerating, aloe vera soothes the irritated skin, stimulating its healing.
Lavender essential oil – it has a pleasant smell, being excellent in healing, calming and regenerating the skin. Reduces the fatigue and heatiness caused by sunburns and can prevent blistering.
Marigold essential oil – anti-inflammatory, calming and healing, is an excellent remedy for skin affected by sunburn, inflammation and irritation.
Chamomile essential oil – not only smells nice and soothes your nerves, but is also anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and soothing remedy, reducing irritation, redness and spots on the skin.
Olive oil – nourishing, strong moisturizing, soothing and slightly anti-inflammatory, soothes the skin and reduces redness and irritation.
You can take any of these essential oils or combine them for a great effect. If you want a creamy lotion, mix them with shea butter or cocoa butter, both extremely moisturizing and effective in curing sunburns.
Here are some of the most effective homemade recipes for soothing your skin after sunbathing:
ALOE VERA CALMANT LOTION
3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of cocoa butter
15 drops of essential oil of lavender
SUNBURN REMEDY BASED ON OLIVE OIL
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons almond oil
3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
AFTER SUN LOTION WITH CHAMOMILE OIL
6 tablespoons of shea butter
2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
4 tablespoons of olive oil
15-30 drops of chamomile essential oil
CALMANT LOTION WITH LAVENDER OIL
100 grams of shea butter
1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
2 drops of lavender essential oil
2 drops of chamomile essential oil
2 drops of mint essential oil
AFTER SUN LOTION WITH MARIGOLD OIL
2 tablespoons of marigold oil
2 tablespoons of chamomile oil
1 tablespoon of shea butter
3 drops of lavender oil
1 tablespoon rose water[/expand]