Freeze Aloe Vera In Ice For Sunburn Relief

Summer has hit with a vengeance, and everyone who is stupid enough to go out without sunscreen is likely to suffer from sunburn. Real Simple suggests freezing some aloe vera in an ice cube tray for sunburn relief that’s soothing thanks to the aloe, and cooling thanks to the chilly cold of the ice.

You’ll have to make sure you get actual aloe vera to freeze in this case. Aloe does have some water content, but many aloe preparations are really moisturising lotions that may not freeze very well. Once you have some, you can either mix it with water, or pour a good amount into each section of the ice cube tray, and toss it in the freezer overnight. The next time you suffer from sunburn, you’ll have a soothing home remedy to apply to your burn when you get back inside.

This admittedly isn’t easier than remembering to use sunscreen in the first place, but it is a different take on soothing the savage sunburn. Silly idea or DIY genius? Whatever you think, let’s hear it in the comments below.

Ice Cube Tray as Sunburn Soother [Real Simple]

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