Are you enjoying the Summer sun before we transition to a new season? There's nothing quite like packing yourself up for the day, heading down to your favourite beach location, inhaling the salty air and feeling the sand between your toes. As children we were encouraged to 'slip, slop slap' when going out into the sun as Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
You might be guilty of applying sunscreen but then forgetting to reapply, depending on the SPF of your sunscreen and how frequently you are cooling off in the ocean or preferred body of water. Isn't it funny how we resonate sunburn with being at the beach? When in reality, sunburn can happen just about all day everyday. We are exposed to different UV rays throughout our days and alot of the time, people aren't even aware of it! Regardless of if you are out enjoying the sun or indoors, you should always apply sunscreen as prevention is key!
If you are unfortunate enough to experience sunburn, there are classic remedies like aloe vera gel which can naturally restore the water content on the skin and help prevent the skin from drying out and peeling. Essential oils may be added to aloe vera gel to help with the repairing, restoring and healing process. You can also make a cooling spray or compress to place on areas of concern.