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Sun Burn Treatment
Using Vinegar?

When I was about 21 years old I had managed to go several years without getting sun burn and I was almost convinced that my skin was no longer susceptible to moderate exposure.

I was wrong!

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One especially hot sunny day I was reintroduced to the power of the sun coupled with the total lack of common sense on my part. I did not use any sun tan lotion and soon found myself with a rather painful sun burn.

At the time I was visiting with some friends and asked them if they had anything that would help ease my pain. They said sure, try some vinegar. The thought of putting “acid”, natural or otherwise on my already sensitive and painful skin was terrifying in the least.

Being a very trusting soul however, and with my friend’s assurances, I decided to try a little on a small patch of skin.

The test patch did not flare up and actually felt quite cool so I decided to go for it.

    “Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead” my dad used to say.

On went the vinegar and in no time my back felt cool and almost comfortable. To say the least I was very pleased and from that point on I recommend it to all my friends and they are amazed at how well it works.

I know what you are wondering because I had the same questions too.

  • Doesn’t it sting?
  • Will it dry out my skin?
  • Will it cause my skin to blister?

The answers are no, no and no.

What Does Vinegar Do For Your Skin?

Vinegar can be used as a very healthy skin care product because it

  • contains powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals
  • assists in the elimination of waste through your pores
  • provides stimulation for blood circulation
  • fights bacteria and fungal infections
  • dissolves fatty deposits and irrigates your skin
  • restores your skin’s natural pH level

So How Does it Work?

I’ll tell you.

I don’t know. But then again, no one knows how aspirin works either.

I do know, however, it feels very good on a sun burn. Try it for yourself.

Take a clean spray bottle, fill it with vinegar from your cupboard and have someone spray it directly on your sun burn. If you are in the house you may want to cover furniture to make sure none of the vinegar lands on it. Allow the vinegar to dry. DO NOT RUB!

The vinegar will usually dry in about five minutes and the smell will then disappear.

Immediately after applying vinegar to your skin you will feel the relief. Your skin will not sting, itch or hurt and you will be calling vinegar the miracle worker.

You can reapply vinegar about 4 hours later or again if your skin starts to hurt.

Take an Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

Children may find this enjoyable and it is also effective if you have a large burn area.

A nice warm apple cider vinegar bath works wonders and serves to treat the whole body. Use raw, unpasteurized vinegar from the health food store. You should see the Vinegar Mother in the bottle.

I use Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar and find it very effective for all treatments involving ACV.

Add two cups to warm bathtub water and soak for 15 minutes. Your skin will feel soothed and most of the pain will be gone. Your child will feel much better.

Caution: Please don’t think that because of the relief you get from vinegar you no longer need to worry about sun burns. Always use the appropriate sun screen to protect your skin from burns and skin cancer.

Other Sun burn Remedies

As you may already know, I also have a website called Essential Oil Remedies and I have found an excellent essential oil for this problem.

True Lavender Essential Oil is a very good choice for sun burn treatment

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