Sunburn - Our Secret to Soothe and Repair the Damage!

There is nothing more frustrating than seeing and feeling the effects of over exposure to the sun. For many, over exposure can happen in a matter of minutes, instead of hours. Even with highest level of Sun Wise education and prevention, sunburns happen. After all, we are only trying to enjoy the outdoors, but at what cost is the damage of over exposure causing to our skin.

Most of us are familiar with the typical signs of a sunburn, which include redness, hot skin, pain, itchy or tight skin, blisters, dehydration and peeling. These signs are dependent on the severity of the sunburn and some of these signs may come after you have already removed yourself from direct exposure to the sun's rays. Whether you see the signs while in the sun or after you remove yourself, the result is still a sunburn and therefore damage to your skin.

If you looked at sunburnt skin under a strong microscope, you would see that the cells and blood vessels have been damaged. Over time, the sun's UV light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, wrinkle, thin and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. The skin also bruises and tears more easily, while taking longer to heal. Sun damage may not be as obvious and apparent when one is young, however by accelerating the effects of aging, this damage shows later in life.

Secret to Soothing and Repairing Sunburnt Skin

Hydrate - Cool - Repair

Immediate efforts at hydrating, cooling and repairing the skin will eliminate or decrease severity of signs of sunburn. AND by using the following recommended products, you will also be providing your skin with the natural vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs to repair and restore the skin from the sun's damage.

Mango Rose Hydrating Facial Mist

Not just for your face! This facial mist is easy to spritz on any part of your skin that may be sunburnt providing skin with instant hydration, abundant nutrients and natural soothing & cooling that is essential for restoring skin decreasing and eliminating the signs of over exposure to the sun. Here are some of the natural ingredients included in the Mango Rose Hydrating Facial Mist:

Rose Hydrosol - Is known for its properties that hydrate, revitalize and moisturize skin, giving it a refreshed look, Rose hydrosol maintain a skin's pH balance and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness or irritated skin, help heal and prevent acne, and aids in healing skin.

Mango - Is reputed to be extremely high in Vitamin A, C and Beta Carotene. Often used to help prevent the appearance of fine lines and the drying of skin. By preventing the deterioration of the skin, it helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid - Well known for its skin benefits, especially alleviating dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and speeding up wound healing. As it can hold and attract 1000 times its weight in moisture.

Aloe Vera - It contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. Aloe Vera is known for its antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties. This is part of why it may help heal wounds and treat skin problems.

Mag-nificent Cream

When you are looking at the best way to repair the damage of over exposure, is to provide the body what it needs to naturally heal itself. In this we look at the essential minerals required for healthy cells, and most importantly, minerals that we may be more deficient in. Namely magnesium, as this mineral is essential in the production of the bodies most potent antioxidant called Glutathione . While magnesium will assist the repair from the inside, Mag-nificent Cream also hosts natural ingredients that will repair and heal the outside of the skin too.

Magnesium - Magnesium is an element that helps to regulate the hundreds of diverse bio-chemical reactions in the body. It is an essential mineral found in human tissues and especially in bone.

Coconut Oil - Known for its ability to reduce inflammation, keeping skin moisturized and helping heal wounds. The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria.

Vanilla Hydrosol - Contains powerful antioxidants, moisturizes deeply, and is excellent for skin. Emotionally and energetically, Vanilla Hydrosol encourages and calms. It can help alleviate feelings of anxiousness and help balance the body, mind, and spirit, especially during challenging times.

Yarrow Essential Oil - Known for its properties of assisting to revitalize skin, smoothing and reducing pore size.

Give your skin your best efforts to minimize the damage of over exposure. Prevention is key, however it is not always practical or healthy to stay inside all the time to ensure you never get a sunburn. So our best advice is to be Sun Wise, know your limits and signs of sunburn, and use the Soul Concept featured products to provide your skin and body with its best ability to hydrate, cool and repair the damage the over exposure to the sun's rays would cause. Living our best everyday, through harmony and balance, and celebrating our UNIQUE BEAUTY.


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