Melissa Baker FACES

Skinsights

SOS (sun on skin)

The sun is out in Vancouver & we’re all very excited about it 🌞🙌🏼🕶! Just don’t forget to apply SPF. You could end up with a sunburn if you neglect this astronomically important skin care step 🦐 - not cute for your skins health or for selfies. When you overstay your welcome in the sun, you know it: symptoms like redness and pain can surface quickly. Luckily, the right sunburn remedies can relieve the temporary discomfort that can set in for up to 48 hours after UV exposure — even the worst symptoms of UV damage, like blistering, dehydration, and fever.

1️⃣ aloe vera | this can help seal the top layer of broken skin, offering protection from infections and irritation until the skin repairs itself - also a natural anti-inflammatory that doubles as a cooling agent.

2️⃣ apple cider vinegar | adding a cupful or two to a cool bath will neutralize the burn. After soaking for 10 minutes, the apple cider vinegar will have helped restore your skin’s pH levels and your skin will feel cool and soothed.

3️⃣ rehydrate | ingesting plenty of fluids is crucial after a bad sunburn. drinking not-from-concentrate coconut water will help rehydrate your body and replenish the electrolytes lost as you sweated your booty off beachside.

4️⃣ coconut oil | a fantastic way to nourish skin that has been dehydrated (aka baked in the sun). A great idea is to blend 1 teaspoon of vitamin e oil into 1/2 a cup of coconut oil for a deep moisture treatment packed with antioxidants.

Melissa Baker