By now we all know the drill. The sun is bad. Sunscreens (the natural mineral-based varieties of course) are good. Don't go out between 10am and 2pm. Wear a hat. But even the most sun-savvy person is bound to get the occasional sunburn. Maybe you forgot to reapply because of the better-than-television drama that played out after your Uncle almost set the backyard on fire at a family barbeque. Or maybe you did apply a nice thick coat of SPF but missed a spot-like behind your knees, the tops of your feet or even your armpits. (Ouch!) So even though you know better, eventually you're bound to feel the red, painful effects of the sun's powerful rays. Luckily, when you're feeling the burn there are some wonderful, organic products available to offer sweet relief.
If your skin is just delicately tinged with pink-the sort of light burn that will easily turn tan in a few days-a gentle after sun lotion can be your best friend. The Santaverde Aloe Vera After Sun Emulsion calms, refreshes and hydrates while regenerating cells that were damaged. Made with powerfully pure organic Aloe Vera juice, rich Walnut oil an nurturing Shea Butter it will preserve skin's elasticity and suppleness. It's no secret that Dr.Hauschka has some amazing products. From lipstick to lotion this brand can hydrate from head to toe (literally). So it's no surprise that an After Sun Lotion also available. It's not for real burns, but is ideal for sun-parched skin that needs a little extra moisture. Antioxidant-rich plant oils and waxes help protect and nurture to keep skin from drying out. Restore and hydrate with Jurlique's Soothing Calendula Cream. The name pretty much says it all. Nutrient-rich Calendula along with Witch Hazel, a natural astringent, are blended together in a non-greasy formula to restore, condition and soothe all skin types
But if you're skin is looking more like a ripe tomato instead of a barely-there pink, it's time to bring in the big guns. It's well known that Aloe Vera is great for burns, and with 97.5% organic Aloe Vera juice the Santaverde Pure Aloe Vera Gel is light, fragrance free and ideal after too much sun exposure. The organic Aloe Vera, cultivated and hand-processed on Santeverde's plantation in Spain, supports the natural regeneration of the skin and delivers some much-needed moisture. It's also great for helping rashes, insect bites and other skin irritants. Leave it to Weleda to create one of the best skin-healers available on the organic market. The Burn Care combines Nettle with Arnica to soothe pain and calm inflammation. Keep it in your house at all times to effectively treat sunburn along with frostbite, insect bites and kitchen burns.
Remember, no product is guaranteed to prevent peeling. I can only advice to you reapply as often as possible to keep that skin as moisturized as possible. And hopefully you'll have learned your lesson.