Natural Remedy For A Bad Sunburn

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Aloe vera is touted as the “burn plant,” the perfect natural remedy for a bad sunburn, and according to some studies aloe vera can help. Initial research has shown aloe vera aids the skin in healing from sunburns and mild burns. In addition, aloe vera oil can moisturize the skin, helping you avoid the peeling normally associated with sun damage.

There are different ways to apply aloe vera oil. Some people use the whole aloe vera plant and split the leaves to apply the sap to their skin. Others will purchase commercial aloe vera oil at the super market to apply to a sunburn. You can place the aloe vera plant or oil in your refrigerator a few minutes before applying it to immediately cool the skin. This should help the itching and stinging associated with a bad sunburn.

Please note: your Doctor of Chiropractic would encourage you to avoid aloe vera gel sold over-the-counter at your local drug store or supermarket due to the chemicals typically added by the manufacturers.  For instance: polysorbates, acrylates, glycol and other alcohols.  Pure aloe vera gel straight from the plant is best.  Simply break off the leaf, use a knife to split the leaf open and then smear the gel on the affected area.  Refrigerating the leaf prior to application will add a cooling effect.

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