Tuesday, July 10, 2012



We all know how to protect ourselves and handle the sun but at some point we all seem to make mistakes. The best way is to not get a sunburn in the first place:
·         Wear sunglasses
·         Wear hats
·         Cover up with light clothing
·         Take the sun in small doses
·         Avoid being exposed to sunshine during the hottest part of the day
·         Be careful around water

If you do get a sunburn here are a couples of methods to help you cope with the burn, the pain and healing.

1.    METHOD A.
You will need a total of five things.
1)A bathtub to do this in (preferably ceramic, so it won’t stain) or plastic sheet you lay on the ground to prevent staining of your floor
2)A pitcher
3)A rag that you don’t mind getting stained
5)Three bags of black tea

Fill the pitcher with warm water and soak the tea bags in it until you have the water almost black.
Cool the water to a lukewarm/cool temperature, dunk the rag into the tea, and dab it onto the sunburn. DO NOT WIPE IT OFF! Leave it on and let it be absorbed into your skin. Once it’s dry, re-apply as necessary, but never wash it off. If you do this process before bedtime, you can go to sleep and give it time to work its magic. In the morning you can wash it off in your shower. The sunburn should be substantially subsided or all gone, but remember: the sooner you can apply the tea after you get the burn, the quicker and more effective it will be.

2.       METHOD B
Another tip is to use pure aloe vera. Pour some gel in ice cube trays and let it freeze. You can rub the aloe frozen cube on your skin after a sunburn. It feels great and the aloe will get absorbed to speed up the healing process and repair the damaged skin.

Be smart, stay healthy

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