We recently tackled this summer’s bandit – sunburns – what it can cause. For serious burns that sting, try this remedy.
You will need:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- 100% Pure Coconut Oil
- Old T- Shirt
- Spray Bottle/Washcloth
Note: The apple cider portion can be done at any point during the day for pain relief. The oil portion should be done before bed.
Step 1: To address the pain, mix ¼ of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of cold water in a spray bottle or bowl. Shake the bottle or mix the two liquids really well.
Step 2: Spray it liberally over your sunburned skin. If using a washcloth, dampen the washcloth with the mixture and dab it on. Let it dry.
Step 3: After the apple cider vinegar and water mixture has dried, use your fingers to apply the coconut oil. The coconut oil will begin to melt as you rub it gently on your sunburned skin. Use a paper towel to catch the falling drops. The oil will help your skin heal but needs time for absorption, thus this should be done before bedtime. To avoid getting your bed sheets oiled up, wear an old t-shirt and/or old sweatpants to bed.
This DIY tutorial can be done daily until your skin recovers.
Remember to always apply SPF before sun exposure whether it be a run in the park, the beach or errands.