Yes, we all love summer. But, our skin does not. Sun can dry out your skin, burn your skin, cause premature aging, collagen breakdown and overexposure may lead to skin cancer.
If your skin saw a little too much sun and you are paying for it now, try this simple, natural recipe to help soothe that sensitive sunburn.
In a reusable tea bag, muslin drawstring bag, tea ball or cheesecloth, add:
- 1 TBLSP chamomile leaves
Place in a tea cup with almost boiled water, or boiled water that has been cooled slightly. Let steep for 5-8 minutes, covered.
Pour tea into an amber or blue glass spray bottle using a measuring cup with a spout or a funnel. Add:
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil
- a splash (equivalent to 3 drops) of either Vitamin E, Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel or Jojoba oil
Allow to cool completely and refrigerate with a lid. Use as needed to help cool hot, burned skin. Store for up to 2 weeks, refrigerated.
Lavender essential oil naturally heals wounds and burns. It is soothing to the skin, helps to reduce pain, is antibacterial, helps to reduce inflammation and is mild enough to be used directly on the skin.
Chamomile is also a healing herb, often used in skin care for it’s anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.