For many (us included), summer means swimming, picnicking, hiking, and a whole lot of other outdoor activities - that’s what makes it so much fun! However, spending more time outside can quickly transform sunkissed skin into sunBURNED skin.
Before you run to the store for aloe vera or stick your face in the fridge (we’ve all done it), try soothing your sunburn with this easy, 3-ingredient, do-it-yourself face mask recipe. You’ll love the way it smells - and the way your skin feels after.
what do I need to make it?
When applied topically, sweet potato can help draw heat away from sunburned skin, alleviating some of the discomfort, and supporting the healing process.
Ingesting it is also great for helping protect skin against future sunburns - sweet potato is packed with antioxidant beta-carotene, which has been proven to help reduce susceptibility to UV damage, according to a study conducted at the Institute of Environmental Medicine of Dusseldorf. And, it’s delicious!
organic coconut milk
Coconut milk is rich in fatty acids that help deeply moisturize and nourish sunburned skin. It also offers a unique cooling effect that can help soothe the dryness and itchiness that accompanies sunburns.
Our facial repair oil helps restore moisture to dry, sunburned skin, with the help of deeply nourishing avocado, coconut, and rosehip oils.
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato (warm or cold, depending on what feels better to you!)
- 2-3 tablespoons organic coconut milk (shop our favorite brand here)
- 3 pumps of our facial repair oil
This recipe makes 2 servings, so make sure to share with a friend or refrigerate to use the next day! Combine the 3 ingredients in a bowl, apply to clean skin, kick back, and relax. Leave on for at least 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water or a damp washcloth.
we hope you’ve enjoyed this sunburn-soothing DIY! now you’re all set for tomorrow’s pool party. always feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on instagram if you have any questions!