First off, try to just avoid getting burned.
But, if you happen to end up leaving the beach / pool / lake with a distinctive red tinge all over, you might want to try a good, ol’ fashioned remedy: unfiltered apple cider vinegar and unrefined coconut oil.
Ariane, who’s been interning at the Studio, swears by it. Here’s what she does:
First, using a very gentle soap-free cleanser and cool water, remove any sunblock that may have been left on your skin from the day.
Next, wet a soft, clean washcloth with cool water. Drizzle a spoonful of apple cider vinegar onto the washcloth and gently dab the washcloth all over your sunburn. You should feel the burning sensation begin to subside. Apple cider vinegar is one of the quickest and most effective remedies – it’s an astringent so it reduces the inflammation caused by sunburn!
Once your skin has dried, gather a generous helping of coconut oil in your palms and rub them together until it liquifies. Apply this to your burn and you’re done!
It worked for Ariane, so we wanted to share. But we also want to know if you have any homemade sunburn remedies? Of course, a good dab of fresh aloe vera straight from the plant is just about the best thing to treat sunburn…