A long time ago a deep tan used to be a sign of wealth and good health as only the rich could afford to lie around in the sun all day. Skip forward to modern day where we fortunately realise it is not so. I have previously mentioned recipes for “faking the tan “ Today I share with you some cooling anti-inflammatory home remedies for when your skin has been scorched by the sun .
ALOE VERA GEL : Slice it fresh from the plant or squeeze it from a bottle. When purchasing Aloe Vera look for one that is as pure as possible. For best soothing results leave aloe vera in fridge to enhance it’s cooling effects.
CUCUMBER: Cut thick strips of fresh cucumber straight from the fridge and rub all over your sunburn.
CHAMOMILE TEA: Pour 2 cups of boiled water over 8 chamomile teabags put in fridge and allow to cool. Use a cloth to dip into the cool chamomile tea and place it over your sunburn. Reapply several times as needed to reduce the redness/soreness of your sunburn.
By Nellie Lee Luhrmann