If you’ve ever gotten a sunburn, you know that they are really painful. I’ve had my fair share of sunburns over the years, some worse than others, and they are no fun. And once you get a sunburn there is no way to cure it. Once the damage is done, it’s done.
Using aloe vera for sunburn relief is easy and popular home remedy to soothe some of the pain associated with the burn.
Aloe vera gel contains salicylic acid (which is also found in aspirin) which helps to relieve the pain and reduce swelling. It also contains polysaccharides, which promote cell rejuvenation, vitamin E, which helps moisturize your skin and my favorite benefit of using Aloe vera gel is that it’s antibacterial, so it helps to keep you burned skin from getting infected.
If you’ve ever tried using Aloe gel on a sunburn you probably noticed the cooling sensation you got when you first put it on the burn. You can take that instant comfort to the next level by freezing some Aloe gel in ice cube trays. It will help to numb the pain while the aloe does its magic.
Here’s What You Need to make your aloe ice cubes:
- Aloe Vera gel
- silicone star mold
Here’s What You Do:
1. Squirt out your aloe Vera into your star molds.
2. Use your finger tip to smooth the aloe out so that there aren’t any air bubble or missed corners.
3. Set in the freezer overnight.
4. Stretch out the sides of the mold and carefully press up on the bottom of each star to pop them out.
To use: rub your soothing aloe Vera stars right on your sunburn for a little extra cool relief. I would suggest using one or two cubes at a time to avoid having them melt all over the place.
Pro tip: Hold your aloe ice cubes with a washcloth. As the cubes melt, the washcloth with absorb the moisture which equals less mess.
**keep out of reach of children and pets
**external use only
Hey, it’s summer and we all want to be outside. Sometimes even if you have SPF 150 sunblock on, you still end up with a sunburn. If that happens, these cubes will help.