Summer is now here and that means swimming in the pool, playing outside all day, and SUNBURNS. Sometimes you go outside and forget to put that all important layer of sunscreen on and end up regretting it for days. If you do find yourself in that predicament, aloe vera is an effective natural remedy to help sooth your skin and aid in the healing process.
The aloe vera plant contains a gel inside of its leaves that can help ease inflammation and has a cooling effect on the skin.
I ran into a brilliant idea of freezing the gel of the aloe vera plant for later use. There is a full picture tutorial on the process of making these, as well as, how to use them on your sunburn at WikiHow.
You can purchase an aloe vera plant at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc. If you do not have an ice tray, check your local dollar store.