With summer just around the corner, it is time to think about UV protection. It is extremely important to always wear sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time (beaches, playing sports, BBQs, tailgating, etc).
If you do end up sunburned, it is important to treat the burn right away. One treatment that has helped calm sunburns for generations is Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera is a plant that hails from Africa. Inside the plant is a juice or gel that possesses soothing abilities. Not only that, it also contains an anti-bacterial quality.
Aloe Vera has been used for centuries to help soothe burns. It is still used today in many hospital burn units.
If you get a sunburn, consider using Aloe Vera to aid in soothing pain and redness.
If you develop a severe sunburn, contact your doctor before using Aloe Vera.
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