Protecting the skin of the face and body during sun exposure is a fundamental rule to avoid irritation and burns: a problem that in the long run risks damaging the epidermis and increasing the risk of developing serious diseases such as melanoma in skin. In addition, natural sun creams will give you protection from sunburn.
It can happen, however, to find redness and burns caused by insufficient use of sun protection, the use of products with an insufficient or inadequate SPF factor, by incorrect exposure during the hottest hours of the day. In these cases it is possible to resort to a soothing and moisturizing preparation, able to restore the natural consistency of the epidermis and to gradually flare up.
Apart from the lotions available in pharmacies and in perfumery, effective but based on synthetic components, it is also possible to prepare in the house some excellent natural sun creams using simple ingredients and exploiting the potential of vegetable oils, plants and other totally natural elements. Here are five home-made natural sun creams that are easy to make and use …
Cocoa butter and Aloe Vera
This after-sun cream exploits the beneficial qualities of cocoa butter, an excellent natural moisturizer, and the anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera in gel, which also has analgesic and antioxidant potential. To get this remedy against sunburn you need:
- 3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel;
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil;
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil;
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter;
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil.
After heating cocoa butter and coconut oil, mix all the ingredients and pour the mixture into a jar to keep in a cool and dry place, preferably in the refrigerator.
Hamamelid spray lotion
Also based on aloe Vera gel, this lotion is enriched with witch hazel water, with soothing and calming properties. It is necessary to obtain a bottle with spray nozzle to contain the lotion composed of …
- Half cup of Aloe Vera gel;
- A quarter cup of witch hazel water;
- 5 tablespoons of water;
- 10 drops of essential oil to taste.
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Yogurt and cucumber pack
Another simple remedy to make is given by the cold pack made with yogurt and cucumber, a fresh and refreshing compound that gives immediate relief to the reddened and blanched skin. To obtain a cream to spread directly on the affected areas it is necessary to pass to the mixer the content of a jar of white yogurt and a previously peeled cucumber.
Lotion based on black tea
Even this solution is well suited to those who prefer to have a spray lotion to take with them and use if necessary. The main ingredient is black tea, obtained from filters or leaves, to which we must add …
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil;
- 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel;
- 3 drops of peppermint oil.
The bottle must be kept in the refrigerator.
Shea butter and carrot oil
A final alternative involves the preparation of a soothing cream based on shea butter and carrot oil, a resource for skin rich in vitamin A. To obtain it you need …
- 10 grams of shea butter;
- 50 grams of carrot oil;
- 35 grams of Aloe Vera in gel;
- 6 grams of beeswax;
- 1 teaspoon of mother calendula tincture.
After dissolving the shea butter together with the beeswax, it is necessary to combine the carrot oil, the Aloe Vera and the calendula mother tincture. You can use an immersion blender to obtain a creamy and homogeneous mixture to keep in a tightly closed container.