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Summer Skincare: 3 All-Natural Products to Soothe a Sun Burn

Summer Skincare: 3 All-Natural Products to Soothe a Sun Burn

Summer Skincare: 3 all-natural products to soothe a sun burn 

Forgot to reapply? SPF not strong enough? Getting sunburned when you thought you were careful is extremely frustrating, especially when you care about the long-term effects of sun exposure and you’re looking to preserve your delicate skin. Fortunately, there are a few all-natural ingredients you can use to cool down and moisturize the skin, minimize damage, and enhance repair.

1. Aloe Vera 

A classic go-to, Aloe Vera is our first choice in sun after-care. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and has high water content, making it extremely hydrating for dried out or sunburned skin. 

Additionally, Aloe Vera contains 19 out of the 20 known amino acids every organism needs, and stimulates collagen production to improve elasticity and dryness. Aloe Vera plants are also easy to care for, making them a great addition to your home. 

2. Cucumber Seed Oil 

One of our favorite skin oils, cucumber seed oil, is a nourishing emollient abundant in Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids, Vitamin E, and various phytochemicals that work in harmony to moisturize the skin, improve its elasticity, tone and texture, and even relieve sunburn.

Cucumber seed oil is cooling by nature, rich in antioxidants, and because of the fatty acids present, it’s soothing, replenishing, and great at reducing inflammation caused by sun damage. While we don’t recommend making it at home, organic cucumber seed oil can easily be purchased from online retailers or in local beauty stores. 

3. Rose Water 

Rose water is an ancient beauty secret that has been used for millennia to enhance beauty and soothe irritated skin. It is rich in antioxidants and is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent which makes it a great option for treating sunburned skin. 

Rose water is cooling and soothing and can even be made at home by distilling rose petals in boiling water. 

Want more skincare tips and tends? Follow us on Instagram at @soleilsunwear for weekly discussions on what’s trending in the skincare world and how you can prevent unnecessary aging. 

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Sources: 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/aloe-vera-for-sunburn#how-to-use

https://skincrest.com/cucumber-seed-oil-why-is-it-so-good-for-your-skin/

https://www.healthline.com/health/rose-water-benefits#heals-cutsscars-and-burns