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Got a Sunburn? Natural Solutions from Africa!

07/10/2009 13:16

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It's easy to get sunburned! And anyone who has been sunburned can tell you how painful it is. Sunburn results when the amount of exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet (UV) light source (tanning beds, for example) exceeds the ability of the body's protective pigment, melanin, to protect the skin. The long-term consequences of overexposure to the sun are significant. One blistering sunburn doubles the likelihood of developing skin cancer. Chronic sun exposure causes premature wrinkling and aging of the skin. Age spots (lentigo) are also a result of sun exposure. Shea butter is a great way to revitalize your skin cells so that they regain their moisture retention capacity. Unrefined shea butter not only contains a high moisturizing fraction, but also contains an extraordinarily high healing fraction. This will help your skin recover after a sunburn, heal quicker, and help to reverse any adverse aging effects the sun may have had on your skin. Virgin Coconut Oil can help keep the skin from developing liver spots, and other blemishes caused by aging and over exposure to sunlight. The oil is absorbed into the skin and into the cell structure of the connective tissues, limiting the damage excessive sun exposure can cause. While it is not a natural sunblock, Coconut Oil IS the perfect, natural treatment for relieving sunburn and is itself, a natural exfoliant.

 However, the #1 best way to relieve sunburn is aloe vera gel; it is an antibacterial and deeply healing for burns. Part of this has to do with the aloectin B inside, which stimulates the immune system. Aloe vera gel is used in hospitals for burn victims. Aloe vera gel will help to heal the burn faster, and get rid of that stinging feeling. It will also help to prevent peeling. Find more answers to your skin care concerns on the Africa Imports web site by Clicking Here.