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DIY sunburn-soothing face and body mask

Ivy Boyd is a beauty blogger and a makeup artist who has previously worked for Sephora and as a graphic designer. She studied art in college and brings that approach to her makeup artistry and YouTube tutorials. Ivy loves everything from...

Soothe your sunburn with this natural DIY body mask

If you saw a little too much sun time and now resemble a juicy summer tomato, here’s a soothing, healing mask that feels heavenly and takes your pain away. This can be used on both face and body.

Soothe your sunburn with this natural DIY body mask

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cucumber
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Food processor
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon

Directions:

Step 1

Soothe your sunburn with this natural DIY body mask

Slice the cucumber into several round slices and place them in a food processor. Do not peel; the skin contains vitamin A and will help the healing process. Pulverize until the cucumber is nearly liquefied. Place into the small bowl.

Step 2

Soothe your sunburn with this natural DIY body mask

Mix approximately four tablespoons of aloe vera gel into the cucumber.

Step 3

Soothe your sunburn with this natural DIY body mask

Add one teaspoon of vitamin E oil and mix everything together well.

Step 4

Soothe your sunburn with this natural DIY body mask


Pat on the cucumber gel mask and let it sit for about 20 minutes. For body burns, you may want to sit in the bathtub or lie on a towel. For even more cooling power, trying lying under a ceiling fan on full blast.

Step 5

Rinse with cool water afterwards and pat dry. Do not rub with a towel as it will further irritate your already sensitive skin.

Extra tips

  1. Store the aloe vera gel and cucumber in the refrigerator for maximum cooling and blood vessel constricting power.
  2. Apply moisturizer afterwards to keep your skin hydrated and prevent peeling.
  3. For a thicker mask, use more aloe vera gel and less vitamin E oil.
  4. Skip the cucumber and mix aloe vera gel with vitamin E oil to create an anti-burn moisturizer you can wear all day.
  5. Try adding slices of cucumber to a lukewarm bath with a little colloidal oatmeal to help with the itching and stinging effects of a bad burn.

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