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Find out how this plant can be your best friend when your skin is burnt from the sun.

Using Aloe Vera to Treat Sunburn

Using Aloe Vera to Treat Sunburn

If you’ve ever been in the sun for too long, you are probably familiar with the redness, itchiness, pain and even blisters that your skin can experience. Sunburn is very uncomfortable and can lead to more complicated skin issues. Ideally, you should protect your skin at all times to prevent this from happening, however, if it does happen, it’s good to have a magic trick up your sleeve that can help you ease the pain of sunburn and help your skin heal faster. In this case, that magic trick comes from nature and the name might sound familiar. It’s aloe vera. This plant has some powerful healing powers that can do your burnt skin some good.

What Makes Aloe Vera So Effective?

Aloe vera is the gelatinous substance that comes from the inside of a leaf of an aloe plant. It has a vast amount of vitamins, minerals and other components like analgesics, antiviral and antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that almost make it a wonder plant. This is why it is a great remedy for sunburn and other types of burns. Aloe vera can help relieve inflammation and pain, reduce swelling and help repair damaged skin. It also acts as a protective layer over your sensitive skin while providing moisture and locking it in.

Stay Away from Sunburn with Sunless Tanning

Although aloe vera is a great natural remedy for sunburn, ideally, you should avoid overexposing your skin to direct sunlight in order to prevent sunburn, in the first place. However, if you love a good tan, you might consider that a no-no. The good news is sunless tanning is here to save the day. At Veranda Sun, you can still get that gorgeous glow by taking advantage of our sunless tanning options like our amazing sun beds or the Mystic Tan, which is made of aloe vera enriched with a sunless tanning solution. You don’t need to sacrifice your tan.

 

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