Hello my beach bomshells,
I went out yesterday and got SUPER sunburned!
Soo! Of course I don't want to go to school looking like a lobster, so I am going to tell you all how to treat one!
If you can feel a tingling of a sunburn, it's already too late to prevent one. Wear some sunscreen before you go out and if you do feel that burning feeling, get out of the sun! Sunburns can take hours to develop, so when you can see it, you are burned already.
After taking a shower (take a colder one than you normally do it you are burned!) put lotion and moisturizer on everywhere! Not only will your skin thank you later, but the peeling/flakiness will be more hidden. Don't pick at your skin or anything like that, it'll only get worse!
Aloe. Vera. Just lather it on. I am considering renaming Aloe Vera to Magic Sunburn Cream.
It has taken away probably 60% of my redness on my sunburns from just 12 hours. The coolness will also feel really good! The bottle stuff will work, but the real plant of Aloe Vera works twice as well and is better for you anyways(:
Lavender based lotions will work as well; mostly for taking the pain and hot feeling out of your skin!
This one is going to sound really weird, but it works probably the second best, after aloe vera.
But it is really soothing! And weird, when I looked up cucumber for sunburns, I found this!
Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and
your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.
Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the photochemical in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!
Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost,
keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!
Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.
Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.
Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.
Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!
Okay there are so many uses for the cucumber, I feel like buying a ton of them! Sorry, this sorta turned into a Cucumber tip! Lol but I hope this tip helps get rid of your sunburns!
Hoping you have happy and healthy sunny days,