|Posted on 2 July, 2017 at 6:30||comments (0)|
I have been VERY naughty!
I am really embarrassed to admit this has happened to me
Yesterday, at my daughter's sports day, I was assigned the role of manning the inflatable assault course. (It was such good fun!)
At the beginning of my short, stint the sky was cloudy above. Soon the clouds parted, and the sun began to shine. The sun was generating quite a bit of heat, and so I took my jumper off.
I supervised the children only for half an hour, before going back inside.
I previously trained as a dermatology nurse, specialising in the removal of skin cancer and know well the dangers of sun damage.
I am very pale skinned, with red hair and freckles and always look after my skin.
Every morning as part of my skincare regime, I apply an SPF 50 to my face and neck (even in winter) to protect from ultraviolet rays, to prevent ageing and wrinkles.
You can read more about sun safety here.
In the short space of time, I got a mild sunburn! I totally underestimated the strength of the sun yesterday
As you can see the skin is red, it's really hot, feeling tight and sore to the touch!
There's not a lot I can do about it now, except working on healing and soothing the burn.
Before I reach for the hard stuff, I personally prefer to try alternative methods of healing.
Essential Oils Natural Remedies:
I reached for my essential oils family physician box and chose lavender, peppermint and frankincense oils.
I mixed two drops of each oil with fractionated coconut oil to minimise any skin sensitivity and gently, applied it directly onto my sunburn (topically) every four to six hours.
Lavender oil soothes any skin irritation and helps to heal burns.
Peppermint oil contributes to cool the burn and relieve pain.
Frankincense oil supports healthy cellular function and helps reduce skin imperfections and scarring.
Other oils I could use would be Melaleuca and Helichrysum.
You can find some more home remedies for burns https://draxe.com/home-remedies-burn-relief/" target="_blank">here.
Please don't be silly like I was yesterday and stay safe in the sun x
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