You've heard it before and you'll hear it again: always wear sunscreen!
If you're searching for natural sunburn relief, you may have already done some damage to your skin. While a lot of people love to lay out in the sun, it can and will damage your skin, if you go unprotected.
Did you know that sunburns can occur in as little as 15 minutes on a very sunny day?
And that skin damage from sun exposure causes wrinkles, dark spots, and even cancer? You might not like the smell or feeling of sunscreen, but play it safe and slather it on.
Many people who wear sunscreen don't do so properly or have misconceptions about protecting themselves from the sun. And sometimes, try as you might, a sunburn just happens. To help soothe your skin, we have several natural sunburn remedies that will have you feeling at least a little better.
Bee-Inspired Natural Sunburn Relief
Our salt-based Soaks can actually help soothe itchiness and dryness associated with a mild sunburn. Soaks help to replenish vital minerals to the skin and help to bring back fluid balance to the surface. Peace Soak features the calming aroma of lavender to help soothe a tired body.
Our Spa Soak utilizes the power of rose petals and Pink Himalayan salts to bring antioxidants and minerals back to damaged skin.
For a gently healing exfoliator, use our Honey Body Scrub in the tub or shower. Honey has natural antibacterial properties and brings moisture back to the skin, which is just what you'll need after a burn. We recommend that you use this after your skin is no longer red and tender to help removed peeling skin.
If you have just a few extra minutes, this Sea+Tea Mask is so easy to mix. Try using warm green tea, or milk and honey for mixing. The kelp and green tea will provide soothing relief, and your skin will thank you!
To further nourish the skin and replenish moisture, finish off your skin treatment with one of our Honey Body Butters. Strength Body Butter brings life back to damaged skin with a powerful blend of essential oils including clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and citrus. The formula is rich without being too heavy and soaks right into your skin after application.
After your skin has healed, make sure that you keep it moisturized and protected with sunscreen.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you look for a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of at least 30 to protect your skin from the sun's rays. We suggest that you don't use any old spray or liquid sunscreen on your face, because the products may be comedogenic (meaning that they will clog your pores and increase breakouts). Instead, opt for a cream or lotion made specifically for the face to protect sensitive skin. You should wear sunscreen every day, regardless of the amount of sun (or lack thereof) outside.
If you're currently pregnant, learn more about the best pregnancy-safe sunscreens in this guide by Mom Loves Best.
Try any of these skin-soothing DIY treatments at home for natural sunburn relief
Please note: We are not doctors, and we are not dispensing medical advice. If your burn is very red, painful, or blistering, see your medical practitioner immediately.