Feel the burn

By Euro Weekly News Friday, 07 July 2017 12:17 0
ALOE VERA: Is known for its soothing properties. ALOE VERA: Is known for its soothing properties.

WITH temperatures soaring above 30 degrees this summer, even those of us who are careful to stay out of the sun can accidentally burn.

If you have caught too much sun, it is not all bad news as the countryside is full of natural local products bound to help.

Aloe vera, which grows in abundance in Spain is known for its soothing properties. Containing chemicals which reduce inflammation and pain, the plant may help that burn heal quicker.

Try cutting off a leaf, opening it up and applying it directly to the affected area, avoiding any open wounds. You could also make your own gel by standing the leaves upright and allowing the plant’s resin to drain off for a couple of minutes before removing the lighter gel with a knife.

Locally produced honey can also help treat light burns. A natural humectant with antiseptic properties, this golden liquid will moisturise the skin and reduce inflammation.

If you have burnt your face, why not try mixing some honey with your aloe vera gel and making your own face mask.

Alternatively mix honey with oatmeal for an ultra-soothing pack. Leave either of these to work for 10 to 15 minutes and then moisturise immediately.

One of Axarquia’s most popular crops is the avocado, which can also work wonders on sunburn. The creamy fruit contains healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidants, making it ideal to soothe sizzled skin.

Cut the fruit in half and mash up its inside to form a paste. Mix this with one tablespoon of olive oil or aloe vera gel and once again, leave on the skin as a mask for 15 to 20 minutes.

Coconut oil, sold in most pharmacies in Spain, will also do the trick, containing chemicals which help reduce inflammation and have antibacterial properties.

Used before sun bathing, the oil contains a natural low SPF, and used afterwards it will rehydrate and soothe the skin.

So if you have been caught out so far this year, why not turn to the nature for cheap and effective ways to heal your burn?

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