When I was younger, my friends and I LOVED going to the beach. [Insert related topic funny story here] > One year, as I was sunning myself, I had my hand propped up on my forehead in the sun-shielding salute kinda posture as I forgot my sunglasses in the car and was not walking all the way up the beach and 2 blocks to the park all day for $10.00 parking lot to get them. Upon falling asleep, my hand fell over my face. Apparently, I slept a looong time, when I awoke I had a nasty burn and a perfect nearly pure white outline of my hand on my face! Yes you can laugh I’ll wait….. 🙂 OK ready now? let’s continue..ahem….
I was in pain and looked like a bad punk rock art nouveau make-up job gone wrong. OK continue giggling, I’m movin’ on 🙂
The pain was the worst of it. No over the counter product helped. I finally found relief in an old natural recipe I remembered my grandmother speaking of years before. It was simple. Soak about 6 to 7 tea bags in a 2 quart pot of boiling water. Let the water cool completely – you may add a few ice cubes to speed the cooling process if desired. Soak dish towels in the tea water, ring out slightly and apply the towels gently to your effected skin.
Thank goodness I remembered my grandmother’s wise remedy! Other than the face thing, I was OK in about 3 days with soaking the burn with the tea every day, several times a day.
I’d like to share a little more sophisticated remedy that also works wonders!
Ingredients: 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/8 cup whole milk powder & 2 tsp. green tea leaves & 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil (optional)
Directions: Hang the bag on the faucet and run a luke-warm to cool bath. Once the water has reached the desired level, place the bag into the tub with you & soak with this bath bag. You may also use it as a compress to spread healing to more severely effected areas of burn for focused cooling relief.
Remember that prevention is always best especially for very young children and the elderly. Always apply natural sun screen to help avoid bad burns! Wear a sun hat or use an umbrella to keep harmful UV Rays from damaging your skin! Enjoy your Summer safely!
All The Best To You!!!