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Calm Down! How to Repair Sunburned Skin

We know the story, you didn’t expect to take off your beautiful bohemian coverup when you hit the beach, but somehow you found yourself stripped down to your itsy-bitsy bikini for a day of fun in the sun.  

Now, you are paying the price and are as red as the bottom of a pair of fresh Louboutin pumps - and a fiery red burn never looks sexy, even on Kim Kardashian.

You don’t want to hear that the best treatment is time, so we have some reliable remedies to help ease the pain and calm your irritation:

Just Can’t Get Enough
Before the burn fully develops, submerge yourself in Vaseline Aloe Fresh Moisturizing Daily Body Gel ($6 at drugstore.com).  Formulated with 100% Natural Aloe Vera this powerful problem solver instantly refreshes and soothes skin.  The alcohol-free gel glides on for a sheer burst of hydration.  An insider tip: gently blow on the burn to strengthen the cooling effects.

Salvation at First Spritz
Your burn comes with a side of scaly, itchy skin, but you can stop these symptoms with Sprayology Body Skin Tonic ($24 at sprayology.com).  This homeopathic treatment claims to stimulate the body's own natural systems to restore dry skin, relieve itching, and reduce redness from the inside out.  This skin calming oral spray, includes infusions of rhus- tox for itchy dry skin and urtica urens (aka stinging stopper) to relieve inching and reduce red, swollen skin. 

Quench Your Thirsty Skin
Your skin is going to be extremely dehydrated for the next few days.  Don’t try to moisturize with thick creams that will pull the sensitive sections in various directions.  Opt for a gentle, lightweight cream like AMBI EVEN & CLEAR Daily Moisturizer ($13 at Ambiskincare.com).  We love the soothing formula that is enriched with EvenBlend™, a combination of natural soy and Vitamins C & E to replenish nutrients to the depleted cells.  It glides on and hydrates skin all day to alleviate the peeling phase of the burn.  Added Benefit: it contains advanced sun protection to help protect your skin from surprise sun exposure.  

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