1. Soothe sunburns
Forget about conventional after-sun lotions and treatments — these contain a heady mix of toxins which degrade your skin. Raw honey provides a healthy alternative to these harmful treatments, helping to heal the skin without the side effects.
Try mixing together a tablespoon of raw honey with two tablespoons of pure aloe gel. Aloe vera plants are easy to grow and make a great natural beauty plant to have growing around. Just snap off a “leaf” and squeeze out the gel. Otherwise, head down to your local supermarket and buy a gel which only contains aloe vera… nothing else!
Apply the honey and aloe mixture gently to any sunburned area of your skin and leave it on for at least a few hours before rinsing off with cold water. For even better results, layer on a generous helping of your sunburn solution just before bed and put a towel down to contain the stickiness. When you wake in the morning, have a cool shower to wash off the mixture… and be amazed by how much your sunburn has healed overnight!
If it’s a particularly bad sunburn, keep reapplying as needed. The high concentrations of antioxidants in the honey and the hydrating effect of the aloe should help to prevent peeling. But next time, try to be a bit more cautious of the sun!