Is your skin prone to inflammation and irritation? Perhaps you have always had extremely sensitive skin—the type that sunburns in a matter of minutes, or that breaks out in hives after a seemingly minor contact with something “foreign.”
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Is your skin feeling warm? Perhaps you are nursing a sunburn from your outdoor adventures this past weekend.
When the skin is acutely aggravated, an external application of an appropriate cooling substance can have an immediately soothing effect. Here are four super simple, one ingredient substances to offer relief.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel has long been revered for its capacity to rejuvenate the skin while supporting its natural healing process. It is very cooling, and it has a particular affinity for pitta in the skin. Just apply the gel directly to the affected skin.
Place a handful of washed cilantro into a blender with about ⅓ cup water and blend. Strain the liquid from the pulp and place the pulp directly on the skin. You may drink the juice.
After enjoying a melon, the inner rind (the part of the fruit just inside the rind) can be rubbed directly on the skin to cool and soothe it topically.
Fresh Coconut Water
Break open a fresh coconut and apply the coconut water to the skin.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Banyan Botanicals products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For more information pertaining to your personal needs please see a qualified health practitioner.