Whether you are planting some flowers in your garden, reading a book in the park, grilling outside with family, or going for a swim in the last bit of summer weather, it’s important to care for your skin after being in the sun. When you get a little too much sun and you feel burnt, you need to rehydrate your skin to prevent further damage. We’ve got just the thing for that.
When you get sunburnt, it is best to use fresh aloe vera to soothe your skin. Sometimes people don’t like using the fresh stuff, so they go with aloe vera gel from the store. Well those gels typically contain all kinds of chemicals that are horrible for your skin. What’s the all-natural solution, then?
It is best to use a soothing after sun spray that is loaded antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, and analgesic properties. Such a thing does exist and we have a very simple recipe. It consists of calendula, lavender, and chamomile flowers, along with things like fresh aloe vera and peppermint essential oil. All of these ingredients work in conjunction to repair your skin after a long day in the sun.
- 1 teaspoon lavender flowers
- 1 tablespoon chamomile flowers
- 1 tablespoon calendula flowers
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh aloe vera gel
- ¼ teaspoon non-GMO vitamin E oil
- 7 ounces distilled water
- 12 ounce spray bottle
- Boil the distilled water in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, remove from heat and add the lavender, chamomile, and calendula. Let them steep for about 5 minutes.
- Strain the herb-infused water into the spray bottle and allow it to cool to room temperature. Place the bottle in the fridge to accelerate this process.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the bottle and shake it up.
- Spray on skin liberally to soothe it from sun damage. Store the spray bottle in the fridge.