Sunburned Skin: Essential Oils to Soothe

Too much sun is harmful to your skin. Even in extreme situations such as skin cancer, the skin tone becomes darker and wrinkles appear even if set aside.
It is best to take precautions, such as staying in the shade and applying sunscreen, but if you are already in the sun, calming your skin is the first priority.

America’s Men’s Health has compiled essential oils to help alleviate the burning sensation of sunburned skin.

Essential oils should not be applied to the skin as it is. It should be mixed with base oil such as coconut or almond oil or aloe vera gel. Add 3 to 5 drops of essential oil to 30 mL of base oil. People with sensitive skin should apply it gently on the back of their hands before applying it to the body to see if there are any side effects.

Peppermint ,Contains peppermint to cool the skin. It has the effect of temporarily softening the burning sensation and pain. “At least 44% of the peppermint content is good,” said Dr. Sonia Batra, a dermatologist. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action, reducing redness and swelling of the skin and helping healing.

Lavender = widely known as an essential oil to help you relax and sleep, but it also helps with sunburn. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to calm the skin. Because it has antibacterial action, it also prevents the affected area from becoming infected with fungi or bacteria.

Chamomile:  also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Reduce swelling and relieve pain. It is also a good idea to take a few drops of lukewarm water and take a bath.

 Tea Tree : Not only for sunburn, but also for various skin problems such as acne. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties. It also reduces the symptoms of blistering and peeling. In addition, mosquitoes and other insects are less susceptible to tea tree oil. If you are traveling on the beach or the mountain, you can get the effect of one stone.

Add essential oil to pure dew and mix with ice water. Immerse the compressed mask.

Apply to the skin of the affected area, take it away when the application temperature rises to body temperature, and repeat 3 times.

First aid toner for sunburn: (body spray to reduce fever and pain)

The skin after sun exposure seems to be slightly burned. Please use essential oils to relieve inflammation. Care immediately. Fully add water and oil. Recommended essential oils: German chamomile, Roman chamomile, geranium, peppermint, lavender.

Formula: 45ml of purified water + 1 teaspoon of alcohol + 1 drop of Roman chamomile + 1 drop of peppermint + 8 drops of sagebrush.

The essential oil is dissolved in alcohol and then poured into water,

Soothing hot skin repair lotion

When the skin becomes red and inflamed due to exposure to the sun, use cold water to cool down first. After the condition is slightly stabilized, then use essential oils and a calming emulsion to fully moisturize the foot and use base oil to prevent skin dryness.


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America's Men's Health has compiled essential oils to help alleviate the burning sensation of sunburned skin.

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