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Natural Products to Relieve Sunburn

Posted by Lesley Carpenter on

Essential oils such as lavender or Helichrysum can be applied in small amounts to the skin to soothe sunburn. Use lotions that contain aloe Vera to soothe and moisturise the skin. Some aloe products contain Lidocaine an aesthetic that can help relieve sunburn pain. Aloe Vera is also a good moisturiser for peeling skin. Apply freshly brewed tea after it has cooled to sunburned skin using a clean cloth. The tannic acid in black tea reportedly helps draw heat from sunburned skin and aids in restoring the pH balance. Add mint to the tea for a more cooling effect. Apply teabags soaked in cold water to sunburned eyelids to soothe...

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Home remedies for Sunburn

Posted by Lesley Carpenter on

Place a cool compress on sunburned skin for immediate sunburn pain relief. Take a cool shower or bath to cool your skin. Some natural bath therapies to soothe pain and other symptoms include: Add one cup of apple cider vinegar to a bath to help balance the pH of sunburned skin, this also helps to promote healing. Soak in an oatmeal bath. This is especially helpful for itchy, damaged skin. Add some lavender or chamomile essential oil to the bath to help relieve some of the stinging and pain. Add 2 cups of baking soda to the bath to help ease irritation and redness from sunburn. Do not add soap or perfumes to the bath...

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Sun Damaged Skin in Adults

Posted by Lesley Carpenter on

Sun-damaged skin in adults shows the following symptoms: Dry skin — The skin appears dry, flaky and slightly more wrinkled than skin on other parts of your body that have not been exposed to the sun. Dry skin is also one of the most common causes of itching. Sunburn — Mild sunburn causes pain and redness on sun-exposed skin. In most cases, there are clear boundary lines where the skin has been protected from the sun by shirt sleeves, shorts, a bathing suit or other clothing. More severe cases of sunburn produce painful blisters, sometimes together with nausea and dizziness. Actinic keratosis —...

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Sun and Your Child's Skin

Posted by Lesley Carpenter on

Most kids love to play outdoors in the sun. It can be good for them. But getting too much of the ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight damages skin cells, which can lead to skin cancer later in life. And too much tanning, by the sun or from a tanning bed, can cause future wrinkles and discoloured skin. People get most of their lifetime sun exposure in their first 18 years. Some of the damage done by UV rays during childhood might not appear for many years in the future. But you can help prevent it by protecting your child from...

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POOL Games - Entertaining our Kids during this 21 day Shutdown

Posted by Christi Massey-Hicks on

Stuck with how to keep your kids from climbing the walls during this SHUTDOWN? If you have swimming pool, look no further! With the amazing weather we have been blessed with of late, some FUN pool GAMES, might be just the thing! Beach Ball Race Use a beach ball (or any ball really) and see who can push theirs to the other side of the pool first. PS...throwing the ball constitutes as cheating ;-) Ping Pong Madness Toss all the ping pong balls in the pool and everyone has to see how many balls they can get. Most collected balls is...

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