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Whats the best Paleo hack for sun burn?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 02, 2011 at 7:39 PM

So the top of my head tooks some serious damage. Whats the best way to cure a sun burn?

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on July 02, 2012
at 08:30 PM

yes! been there done that !

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on August 18, 2011
at 03:03 PM

http://www.iherb.com/jason-natural-aloe-vera-98-moisturizing-gel-4-oz-113-g/20555?at=0&l=en also, this is the best sunscreen i've used. i burn pretty easily, and I was in the sun for 5 hours one saturday and only applied this once. http://www.iherb.com/Alba-Botanica-Coconut-Dry-Oil-with-SPF-15-Natural-Sunscreen-4-5-fl-oz-133-ml/11777?at=0

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 18, 2011
at 02:23 PM

If you have no stake in the company, post the link! It's always helpful. It's only self promotion that's an issue.

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

(3325)

on May 03, 2011
at 05:24 AM

I grow my own aloe and use it for my daughter's eczema. It really helps to dramatically reduce her itchiness and irritation. I've tried some of the store bought types and they didn't seem to be a fraction as effective. I don't know exactly why this is the case, but I think it's worth noting that many aloe products are treated with heat and then mixed will other gels to stabilize them. The mainstream commercial gels often have fragrances and alcohol added as well. Just another case of tampering with nature to a substandard end, I suppose.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on May 03, 2011
at 01:49 AM

While on vacation in the Virgin Islands. I got a lot of sun.. luckily there was a fresh aloe plant outside our house. I used it daily, and it was great. Definitely worked better than the store bought stuff, plus, as you mentioned, no additives.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on May 03, 2011
at 01:48 AM

care to share the measurements? sounds like good stuff :)

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 02, 2011
at 07:43 PM

Ha! I did the same thing this weekend :) Aloe is a savior! But if you have hair that could be a bit greasy in the daytime so rub some in at night. The best is directly from a plant but any heath food store will have some. It also helps when the peeling starts by keeping the skin moist.

I also rubbed coconut oil on my skin today and despite the tomato color, I'm surprisingly comfortable. I'm also a redhead so I know burns!

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on May 03, 2011
at 12:50 AM

Optimized d levels to 70-100 and topical coconut oil

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Eeb593d6b6d7a939fdd5469b69347d5f

(1037)

on May 02, 2011
at 08:42 PM

Aloe Vera sap or apple cider vinegar will both help.

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2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

(1049)

on May 02, 2011
at 07:45 PM

I second the aloe vera gel. Great for sunburn and mosquito bites or any irritation/inflamation for that matter.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on July 02, 2012
at 08:30 PM

yes! been there done that !

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8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on August 18, 2011
at 02:06 PM

Aloe Vera works, I ordered a tube of an organic brand from iHerb. (not sure if I can post the link to the product page here?).

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 18, 2011
at 02:23 PM

If you have no stake in the company, post the link! It's always helpful. It's only self promotion that's an issue.

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on August 18, 2011
at 03:03 PM

http://www.iherb.com/jason-natural-aloe-vera-98-moisturizing-gel-4-oz-113-g/20555?at=0&l=en also, this is the best sunscreen i've used. i burn pretty easily, and I was in the sun for 5 hours one saturday and only applied this once. http://www.iherb.com/Alba-Botanica-Coconut-Dry-Oil-with-SPF-15-Natural-Sunscreen-4-5-fl-oz-133-ml/11777?at=0

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3fe2bf1367970868757ddf7ed7c62531

(817)

on August 18, 2011
at 01:26 PM

Vinegar to take the sting out, spray it on let it dry. Then coconut oil - liberally! It sooths and really helps heal the skin. I got a terrible burn once that normally would have peeled and I would not get any color- but this time, little peel and tan!!

0
62f354c72aae8bd8f641ada886d583a2

on May 03, 2011
at 02:14 AM

You probably don't have any laying around but a poultice of oatmeal in a cloth is very soothing on sunburns. Milk and vinegar (not at the same time) are other sunburn cures I have heard.

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60199d3a580a4e17969059609e48e678

on May 02, 2011
at 11:34 PM

coconut oil defiantly, tea tree oil and lavender oil also helps the healing process. I crack open vitamin E tablets and mix tea tree and lavender essential oils into it and then add the coconut oil to make it thin enough to use as a lotion, works wonders!

I am using this as we speak hahaha!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on May 03, 2011
at 01:48 AM

care to share the measurements? sounds like good stuff :)

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B9a8c5b021cebc0d3f389c513d39e8bd

on May 02, 2011
at 08:47 PM

Coconut and/or Kukui Nut Oils are awesome. Shea butter, too.

0
9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

on May 02, 2011
at 07:50 PM

Emu or Ostrich oil is wonderful for healing the skin.

I've found that aloe vera only works if it's directly from the plant. Store bought aloe often has additives, but even the pure stuff seems to be "dead" and not effective enough to warrant the cost and the packaging footprint.

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

(3325)

on May 03, 2011
at 05:24 AM

I grow my own aloe and use it for my daughter's eczema. It really helps to dramatically reduce her itchiness and irritation. I've tried some of the store bought types and they didn't seem to be a fraction as effective. I don't know exactly why this is the case, but I think it's worth noting that many aloe products are treated with heat and then mixed will other gels to stabilize them. The mainstream commercial gels often have fragrances and alcohol added as well. Just another case of tampering with nature to a substandard end, I suppose.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on May 03, 2011
at 01:49 AM

While on vacation in the Virgin Islands. I got a lot of sun.. luckily there was a fresh aloe plant outside our house. I used it daily, and it was great. Definitely worked better than the store bought stuff, plus, as you mentioned, no additives.

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