It’s no secret that our delicious Vegas summers can and will be brutal. Many a person has gone to bed with 90% of their body in varying shades of pinkish to crimson red. Present company not excluded. “Sunburn in a very light-skinned person may occur in less than 15 minutes of midday sun exposure, while a dark-skinned person may tolerate the same exposure for hours.(Latha MS et al, 2013) weekend hikes, camping trips and pool parties tend to start early and end late, meaning that everyone is exposed when the rare are the strongest. “During the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sun's rays are also stronger at higher altitudes and lower latitudes (closer to the tropics). Reflection off water, sand, or snow can make the sun's burning rays stronger.(Latha MS et al, 2013)
Luckily, there is a natural way to help with the aftermath of being cooked alive, essential oils! Lavender, lavender and lavender folks. This baby, as with all EOs has multiple benefits. Lavender has multiple medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and a great ability to promote tissue regeneration Roman Chamomile has very soothing and anit-inflammatory properties. Do not use citrus based essential oils in the sun. They have compounds which classify them as phototoxic, meaning they react to the sun and can cause burns. Here is an easy recipe to have in your gear bag
Take a spritzer bottle, fill it with witch hazel and 10 drops of lavender (lavandula angustifolia) 5-6 drops of Roman Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis)
Stay hydrated and I'll see ya soon!