Aloe Vera Gel is Awesome for Sunburn
Well folks it’s that time of year again, my favourite time of year actually and I’m sure most of you would agree. What time of year am I talking about? Summer time you’ve guessed it! Now I understand different parts of the world have summer at different times of year, but it is summer right now in the northern hemisphere, where I am from as I am writing this blog post.
It’s time for vacations, time for fun at the beach in the sand or by the pool. It’s time to get outdoors and get active, time to go hiking , biking and enjoy some water sports, we all know how long the winter can last so we all like to make the most of the good weather and get that Vitamin D boost that our bodies all crave!
Unfortunately there is always a danger of over doing it. Yes that’s right! I think we can all put our hands up and say at one time or another yeah I stayed out too long in the sun or I didn’t cover up enough, or I didn’t use enough sunblock. I got Sunburned!
There’s nothing worse than having to cut a vacation short in the sun because of getting sunburned. It feels so bad, you want to be out in the good weather but you know you’ve over done it and need to cool your skin and give yourself a break from the heat.
Symptoms of Sunburn
The first symptoms usually noticed is the change of color of the skin, first comes the redness, you end up looking like a lobster!! Then the pain, ouch! That horrible burning sensation like your skin is literally on fire, which nothing ever seems to help ease the burn, sometimes it’s so sore you don’t even want to move. Then comes the itchiness and you feel like you want to scratch and scratch. Then comes the dreaded peeling of the skin phase, your skin flaking everywhere there’s nothing as embarrassing or annoying.
If you stay out in the sun long enough you can even get sun or heat stroke which is an extremely bad way to be in, you can suffer from nausea, headaches, dizziness, it may feel like you have the flu and even vomiting can occur, then your really in trouble not to mention the dehydration.
But hey it’s not all doom and gloom. There is one magic healing plant that you should always reach for if you get sunburned and that product is “The Miracle Healing Plant” Aloe Vera!!
I have to say that Aloe Vera is by far the only product I will ever reach for when suffering from sunburn. I have tried all the old wife’s tails home-style remedies, I’ve even gone so far as to rub natural yogurt on my skin yeah yogurt! I must have been crazy because apart from smelling bad and looking terrible and having the dog wanting to lick it off my legs, it was no use at all. Nothing can compare to the soothing, cooling and healing effect of Aloe Vera Gel! The relief is amazing. So let’s talk about sunburn for a Minuit.
What is Sunburn
Sunburn is caused by an overexposure to the Suns Ultra Violet or (UV) Rays. When you stay in the sun too long the sun’s radiation penetrates the skin and causes the reaction we all know as sunburn.
What does Sunburn do to your Skin
Sunburn can damage the skin and even in severe cases change the DNA of the skin over time, which can possibly lead to premature ageing and even diseases as bad as skin cancer. Melanoma is one of the most common types of skin cancer associated with long-term damage and overexposure to the sun.
How can Aloe Vera Gel Help relieve Sunburn
Aloe Vera has amazing healing properties. The plant’s leaf gel is made up of a very high percentage of water making it a perfect moisturizer to rehydrate the skin to make it supple again.
Aloe Vera is a natural emollient, it can soften and sooth the burn and replenish oxygen to the skin cells to help regenerate and repair quicker.
The Gel is also known to be a natural antipruritic which relieves the itchiness that occurs after sunburn. Aloe Gel has over 200 active ingredients including minerals, vitamins, and essential amino acids making it one of natures most powerful healers.
Where do I buy my Aloe Vera Gel?
If you are heading away on vacation this summer or venturing out in the sun I would highly recommend having your supply of Aloe Vera Gel at hand either packed in your suitcase to take with you or in your medicine cabinet at home, but always have it ready to use!
If you get sunburned and you are suffering the after effects and painful symptoms you really need to apply the gel as quickly as possible to cool and sooth the burn and to start the healing process as soon as you can.
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5 Top Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun
- Research says the hottest part of the day is between the hours of 12 and 3pm it is due to the angle of the sun and where the sun is in the sky at that particular time of day. Suntanning or activities outdoors at these times should be avoided if possible. Extra care should be taken between those hours and extra sun block should be worn if venturing out.
- Always wear a high SPF sunblock and reapply regularly, some sun creams claim to keep you safe in the sun all the way up to an hour. A safe bet is to always reapply sunscreen every 20 minuits to prevent from getting burned.
- Keep hydrated. Your body tends to sweat more in the sun, it’s your bodies natural response to overheating, your body sweats water to cool the skin. Therefore your body is using up more water from its store and it needs to be replenished. Drink plenty of water when in the sun. Choose water over soft drinks and alcoholic drinks that can dehydrate you.
- Wear a hat to keep the sun and heat off your head. It will actually keep your head cool and at a more comfortable temperature.
- Use an aftersun with Aloe Vera Gel to sooth and moisturize the skin to replenish and repair sun damage also to prevent the skin from drying out and peeling.
Please stay safe in the sun and always use a high factor SPF sunblock, and remember there is nothing like the healing, soothing and cooling power of Aloe Vera Gel for Sunburn.
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