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How To Survive a Sunburn

Isn’t the beach so gorgeous?! In recent experience, it’s gorgeous until it’s not–until it burns you that is. I’ve heard wear sunscreen probably a million times, but sometimes you just forget or miss spots (a combo this memorial day weekend).

So here’s how to prevent it:
Wear a hat AND sunglasses. The bigger the hat, the closer to God the less chance of burning your face. This is one I did well–my face didn’t burn!
Sunscreen with a higher SPF than 5 and REAPPLY, REAPPLY, REAPPLY!
Don’t make it a marathon session. For me, that means not going out from 10AM-2PM (or at least staying out there that entire time)
I missed the whole wear lots of sunscreen and reapply deal and therefore am burned to a crisp and really splotchy. Not fun.
Here’s how to cope if you do in fact get burned:

ALOE. I like to store mine in the refrigerator so it’s nice and cold when I put it on.

Wear “soft clothes”–I’m burned where my bathing suit stopped—meaning every time I move, my sunburn gets irritated. In order to combat this, I’ve resorted to wearing cami type bras, big t-shirts and Nike shorts.

Lavender. This oil comes up A LOT, but I hear it’s great for burns. I pinned a few recipes to make an “after the beach spray” and will be getting on this, as soon as I get back. (so mad I forgot it)

Avoid the sun, but if you must go out (hey, it’s the beach) COVER UP with sunscreen and clothes!

Happy Beachin’

  • Um.. wish I would have known this a week ago! I'm just now getting over a bad shoulder burn!

  • Great tips! Sunburns are the worst. Even when I am strict with SPF it can happen

  • I just pinned a bunch of recipes for lavender and also apple cider vinegar. And I need a new big hat. I always wear at least 25 on my face with a hat covering me..and 30-50 SPF everywhere else. ~Aimee from

  • Awesome tips! I burn very easily so I always need to be very careful when I'm out in the sun.


  • Not going out between 10 and 2 is great advice! You are so right Lavender comes up a lot! I would strongly recommend lavender essential oil for any type of burn or skin irritation 🙂 I always love visiting your blog, it is so pretty!

  • Aloe is the best thing ever!! I always get burnt on my shoulders and underneath my eyes.

  • We send a lot of time on the coast of MS. I hate when you get sunburned on a cloudy day.

  • I just got back from vacation and definitely for a sunburn while I was there, now I am peeling and it's the worst!!


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