Natural home remedy using oatmeal, papaya and honey:
This mask has super powers! There are many many recipes for helping your skin recover from sunburn. We have chosen this one because we love it!
Some facts about the different ingredients and why they help your skin recover from sunburn:
Papaya – we love papaya not only for its deliciousness but also for its healing properties. An enzyme called papain helps speed up the growth of new tissue and can help keep your sunburn from peeling. Hanging shreds of dead skin are somewhat unattractive, so if smearing on some mushed up fruit can keep that from happening, DO IT! It also contains moisture which soothes your sunburn.
Oatmeal – Oats are effective in fighting dull, flaky dryness as they contain polysaccharides and beta-glucan, which become gelatinous in water. They form a fine protective film when applied, which gives your skin some protection and acts as a natural moisturizer by removing the dead skin cells as well as penetrating deep into the skin to provide much needed nourishment. It enhances wound healing and shallow abrasions and improves collagen deposition and activation of immune cells within the skin.
Honey – this wonderful healing super food has so many applications as it contains a lot of nutrients, trace minerals and vitamins. It restores hydration to the deepest layers of sun-exposed skin—and honey contains powerful anti-inflammatories to calm burned skin and aid recovery.
Here comes the super easy recipe:
1. Take 1 cup chopped papaya
2. Crush the papaya to a paste
3. Add 2 tbsp oatmeal
4. Add 1 tbsp honey
5. Mix well
6. Apply this on your skin
7. Leave it for 30 min
8. Wash off with cold water