Everyone has experienced the painful redness, blistering, and peeling that come with sunburn. Over-exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can also lead to more serious long-term skin problems, including scarring, wrinkles, chronic dryness, freckles, dark spots, and melanoma. That’s why it’s important to immediately treat sunburns with the best remedy available, which you might be surprised to learn is not an expensive commercial lotion or a prescription ointment. It’s aloe vera, and we’re about to tell you The Amazing Healing Powers of Aloe Vera- why it works and exactly how to use it.

 

How Does Aloe Vera Help Sunburn: The Amazing Healing Powers of Aloe Vera

  • Aloe vera contains 150 vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, including zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, manganese, tannins, germanium, potassium, amino acids, and selenium.
  • The glycoproteins in aloe vera relieve pain and inflammation.
  • The polysaccharides in aloe vera help repair damaged skin cells and trigger the formation of new ones.
  • Aloe vera stops burning sensations and prevents swelling.
  • The lidocaine in aloe vera is an anesthetic, which relieves pain and inflammation.
  • The aloectin B in aloe vera strengthens the immune system to prevent infection and accelerate the healing process.
  • Aloe vera juice forms a protective layer over burned and peeling skin, hydrating it and holding moisture in.
  • Aloe vera contains no oils or other elements that clog pores and irritates the skin.
  • Aloe vera fights bacteria that cause infection.
  • It penetrates deep into the damaged skin layers and reduces the pain and swelling associated with it.

 

How Do I Use Aloe Vera to Treat my Sunburn?

Aloe vera can be used alone and in combination with other natural ingredients that repair damaged skin and keep it healthy. Try all the methods below until you find the one that works best for you, and whenever possible, use fresh juice or gel squeezed directly from the aloe vera leaf.

 

How Do I Make Aloe Vera Ice Cubes to Soothe my Skin?

  • Extract fresh gel from aloe vera leaf.
  • Fill the compartments of an ice tray halfway with plain water.
  • Fill them to the top with aloe vera gel.
  • Freeze and apply to sunburned skin.

 

How Do I Use Aloe Vera for my Sunburned Scalp?

  • Extract fresh gel from aloe vera leaf.
  • Wash hair as normal, towel dry until damp.
  • Gently massage aloe vera gel into scalp.
  • Leave on 30-60 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and allow to air-dry
  • Repeat daily until healed.

 

Stay hydrated and we hope you feel better soon!

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