So, summer skin is super, extra real. It's not even summer technically yet, but I'm already super extra burnt all over my shoulders. By far the most beneficial think for my skin besides mineral sunscreen, has been coconut oil. For most of the year coconut oil is too heavy for my skin, but as it were I'm spending all day in the hot sun, and it's really been quite the salve for me, on my tired, and usually pale skin. I usually put it on before going out and also after sun, but I also need a scrub to exfoliate, encourage circulation, and remove dead skin cells.
Lavender is known for its calming benefits, and there's some research to show that sage has anti-inflammatory properties, which can only be a good thing for an inflamed sunburn.
Here's what you'll need:
2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
2 Tablespoons of dried sage
1 Tablespoon of lavender flowers
2 cups of Himalayan salt
Mix together all ingredients
Apply to damp skin and rub in a circular motion. Its safe on your face, but avoid your eyes.
Rinse well and moisturize afterward