Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Treatment Tuesday - Sunburns

With summer in full swing many people will be heading out to the beach, pool or park for some nice summer sun. Yet even with diligent application of sunscreen one may wake up the next day with a nasty burn.

If you do get a sunburn, here are the basic steps to follow for healing and protecting your skin, and reducing pain:
1 Spray carbon activated water (CAW) generously and frequently on your skin; it will soothe the heat immediately. If you don’t have CAW water, try apple cider vinegar.
2 When the pain subsides, smear on aloe vera gel or papaya pulp, followed by a vitamin E cream.
3 While you have the sunburn, drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of pure water each day to replenish the fluid that the swelling and/or blisters from the burn takes away from the rest of your body.

Other Considerations
Add some calendula or lavender oil to your aloe vera gel or papaya pulp before putting it onto your burn. Before you go into the sun, increase your intake of vitamin C by eating more fruit to help your protect skin from the sun, while still allowing some of the rays to get in and produce vitamin D.

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