Sometimes it happens, you forget to put on sunscreen. I know, you would think that at this moment in my life it is a routine. However, there are days when I run away and forget. As I get older, I notice that my skin is more sensitive to sun exposure, even on days when I use sunscreen. When my skin feels tender for a day in the sun, I calm it down with an aloe spray.
Aloe Vera is a genus of more than 500 succulent plants with a rosette of thick and fleshy leaves. Each leaf is filled with a viscous tissue that stores water. This viscous and water-filled fabric is the "gel" where the healing properties of the plant are found. The gel contains a rich compound of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Aloe vera gel is widely used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industry. It has many benefits including: antioxidant and antibacterial properties, accelerates the healing of burns, improves the skin and reduces wrinkles, reduces constipation and cures ulcers in the mouth.
For this recipe you can use fresh aloe pulp if you have it. If not, the store bought pure aloe gel (as this) It will be enough. Aloe vera gel is well known for its ability to relieve topical pain from burns and, especially, sunburn. It is also loaded with vitamins and minerals that accelerate the regeneration of skin cells to accelerate healing. (You can read all about the myriad health benefits of Aloe Vera gel in this article.)
I used vitamin E tablets that I had in the closet. This ingredient is optional, but it can help with the hydration of the skin, especially after sun damage. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that, like aloe vera gel, greatly improves the healing ability of the skin. Vitamin E can also help prevent skin cancer that is known to be the result of frequent overexposure to harmful UV radiation. (You can buy liquid E vitamin oil here.)
Witch hazel is also a beneficial ingredient to help reduce pain and inflammation. Its anti-inflammatory power will also help your skin to heal and is a perfect complement to aloe. When buying witch hazel, be sure to get a high quality organic witch hazel (like this). Many products, especially those found on the shelves of large chain retailers, can be labeled witch hazel. However, most are actually diluted with isopropyl alcohol that will dry out your skin and delay the healing process. (You can get more information about the incredible health benefits of witch hazel in this article.)
As for essential oils, the choice is yours. I added lemon purely for its smell. I wanted a bright citrus scent. However, you can use the aroma you want. Peppermint oil With its cooling properties it would be a good addition.
Add vitamin E to aloe
I used about 10 capsules of vitamin E Perforé each capsule with a needle and squeezed the content in the aloe gel. (It's a bit messy, but I already had them out there and I could not justify buying a full bottle of vitamin E oil just for this project).
Add essential oil
As I mentioned earlier, the essential oil is used only for perfuming. As it's hot, I chose a citrus scent.
(Remember that citrus essential oils such as lemon increase the sensitivity of the skin to UVA radiation up to 36 hours after application.It is not that you want to go out and expose burned skin to more sunlight. watch out!)
Add the hazelnut witch and the water. Stir to combine. I switched to a fork at this point to help break the gel. If it seems too thick, continue and add a little water scoop at a time. Pour it into your spray bottle. I tried using a funnel for this step, but the mix was still too thick. I ended up using a turkey base! If you have a syringe of medicine that will also work.
How to use
You may think that the mixture is too thick to spray, but do not fear, it works. Spray the gel on any part of your body that needs relief for sun damage. Keep the bottles in the refrigerator for an additional cooling treatment for a severe sunburn. The gel will be completely absorbed into the skin without any sticky residue.
Enjoy your time outdoors!
Do you want to enjoy your fun in the sun without all the unpleasant sunburn? Check out the following three articles for all the information on how to protect your skin from harmful UV rays!
Reference: https://www.naturallivingideas.com/homemade-after-sun-spray/, by Debbie Wolfe
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