How To: Soothe & Calm Your Skin
Sometimes a day in the sun gets the best of us and no matter how many times we re-apply sunscreen, we still get sunburned. When enjoying sunny days and warm summer nights outside you're more susceptible to burns, bumps, bug bites, cuts, and other skin irritations. These will often make you feel uncomfortable and itchy, while scratching may make your skin feel better temporarily, it may cause infections and doesn't let your skin properly heal. The best thing to do is to let it be, letting your body heal its self with the help of some calming ingredients.
Aloe Vera in gel-like substance derived from the sap of the aloe leaf. It helps sooth and cool down the skin. Aloe Vera contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that moisturize the skin. When you get sunburned, apply Aloe Vera on to clean skin for a cooling and calming relief.
Coconut oil will help calm the skin on the body and help reduce the appearance of redness, bumps, and dryness. It is also extremely moisturizing and hydrating to your skin. Coconut oil has a very thick and oily consistency, I recommend avoid applying it to your face if you're prone to breaking out.
Witch Hazel is a natural toner helping to relieve itchy and irritated skin. It is an anti-inflammatory astringent containing wound-healing properties. Apply witch hazel with a large cotton ball to affected areas on your skin for a soothing sensation. Witch Hazel is my go-to product for bug bites because it helps to stop the itchy feeling.
*Remember if you're trying a new product, test it on the inside of your arm, by your wrist, to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction to any products / ingredients*