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After months of bitching and complaining about the grey, rainy weather, I was over the moon when the temperature finally reached 31 – 32°C yesterday. Without no further ado, I went to the nearest cafe to meet some friends for a very refreshing drink after work.
My usual iced tea tasted unusually amazing when the temperature was that high. Even the shape of the iced tea glass looked appropriately hot under the sun. It was, no doubt, the perfect sunny afternoon that I had been longing for months.
Its imperfection, however, came along only a few minutes after I got home. I realized that I had a sunburn on my face and my arms. Although it wasn’t as bad as it sounded but it started to itch badly and I was absolutely out of my Aloe Vera Gel.
The best alternative to Aloe Vera Gel, the aloe vera plants, were fortunately within reach. So, the following is a quick tutorial on how to use Aloe Vera plants to relieve sunburn and other skin burns:
What you need:
- 3 – 4 meaty leaves of aloe vera plants.
- 2 pieces of medium-sized Tupperware such as Pyrex Simply Store Glass Rectangular Food Container Set.
- 1 tablespoon
- 1 small kitchen knife
What you need to do:
- Cut 3 – 4 meaty leaves off the aloe vera plants using the kitchen knife.
- Wash the meaty leaves clean with cold plain water.
- Remove the aloe vera’s spines carefully using the kitchen knife.
- Cut the aloe vera leaf in half vertically.
- Scoop the aloe vera’s gel out using the tablespoon.
- Apply the aloe vera’s gel directly onto the sunburn generously.
The redness and itching caused by the sunburn can be unbearable but try hard not scratch it. You might want to wash (or soak) your sunburn with cold plain water before applying the aloe vera’s gel onto it.
The soothing power of the aloe vera’s gel works almost immediately. However, if your sunburn doesn’t go away or if you suspect the sunburn is a serious one, then go to your GP as soon as.