How Aloe Vera Can Help Sunburns

How Aloe Vera Can Help Sunburns

Did you know it takes 2-6 hours for a sunburn to appear after you’ve had too much exposure? The next 24-hours can also be brutal as the discomfort and inflammation get worse. Because of this delay, many people jump out of the pool, leave the beach or the tennis court, or finish their outdoor workday and forget all about the damage the the sun’s UV rays have done. It’s not until they feel pain that they realize they waited too long to treat their skin.

We recommend that everyone, no matter their skin type, apply aloe vera after spending any time in the sun. It will cool and hydrate your skin, hopefully heading off any discomfort or damage.

While aloe vera reduces inflammation, redness, and discomfort, the added bonus is that it also desensitizes the skin to pain. It’s one of the most soothing balms you can use to counteract the impact of sun damage.

It’s not only terrific for adult skin, but it’s safe for children’s skin as well. My husband and I keep a bottle of Aloe Vera Spray in our fridge — there’s nothing like a cool spritz on hot skin after being outdoors in the Souther California sun. It's a real relief for out toddler, too!

The best thing you can do is avoid sun burn altogether, but should overexposure occur, aloe vera is your skin’s best friend.

To learn more about Green Leaf's Aloe Vera products, please click HERE.

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