4 Cooling Substances for Your Skin
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.
Read our Soothe Your Skin Guide for more skin balancing ideas!