Benefits of Essential Oils for Sunburn

It’s summertime, and we are all enjoying its benefits, holidays, seaside and the beautiful Sun. Although occasional exposure is recommended and healthy, it often happens that during the summer months we are not moderate.

Lots of us deal with the same problem this time of the year brings – sunburn. This can happen to anyone and can ruin our holiday and mood but most of all, it can damage our skin and health and accelerate skin aging.

Most of the people are being careful and responsible when it comes to protection from the strong sun. Avoiding sunbathing and exposure to direct sun rays between 10 am and 4 pm, wearing adequate clothes, using suncream, all of these precautionary measures can help but sometimes it’s not enough and you get burned from the sun anyways.

Sunburn is accompanied by redness of the skin, pain, burning, and other non-pleasant symptoms. Is there any home lotion that will solve these problems?

Еssential oils that will help you protect and heal your skin during the summer period

1. Calendula oil

Calendula Essential Oil

Calendula is an excellent remedy for alleviating sunburn. It has been proven that calendula stimulates the formation of new cells in the surface layers of the skin and leads to wounds healing. It stimulates the healing of purulent wounds. Thanks to carotenoids, flavonoids and saponins, it quickly recovers the skin. You can prepare the cladding by placing two flowers of this herb into one liter of boiling water. Wait until the tea cools down completely and then apply it and soak the gauze.

2. Geranium oil

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium essential oil is often compared with the much more expensive rose essential oil. It has antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Diluted in vegetable oil and scrubbed to the skin it will prevent the formation of scars and dark spots. 

3. Peppermint oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is also a great solution for sunburn. It is a rich source of vitamins A and C. In addition, the oil is also good for skincare as it contains folate and omega-3 fatty acids. Due to its cooling effect, peppermint helps to combat some skin problems such as sunburn. For more information and benefits of this unique oil, you can check the following articles: Peppermint Oil 1 and Peppermint Oil 2

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut Essential Oil

Coconut is always a good solution when it comes to eliminating the burns. Its fatty acid content reduces inflammation and revitalizes the skin and its moisturizing properties will prevent the common symptom of burns from the sun – swelling of the skin. Simply rub extra virgin coconut oil on burns and let it work for several hours. To promote healing of the skin, use coconut oil several times a day for several consecutive days.

5. Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus is well known for its cooling effects. You can mix it with some of the other oils that have the same effect on the skin. Because of its properties, this oil quickly alleviates the pain of sunburn. The skin is very sensitive and vulnerable if it is burned and eucalyptus oil might also help it to prevent potential infections. More about this oil you can find here: Eucalyptus Oil

Like with most of the other essential oils, you should be careful with using these and inform yourself before applying to the skin.

Take care of your skin and it will be grateful to you! The skin remembers!