Applying Coconut Oil for sunburn should actually begin before the sunburn happens. While out in the sun, repeatedly applying Coconut Oil over your usual SPF of choice will help prevent sun damage from occurring due to its extra layer of added all natural SPF of a 4-6. Think of using Coconut Oil over your SPF as an insurance policy. The naturally high lauric acid content helps raise the immune system of your skin, protecting it from cumulative sun damage. What many people do not understand is that any increase of pigment in the skin is a form of a scar. Even a slight tan, with its “healthy glow”, is an indication the skin has undergone some form of damage.
Coconut Oil for Sunburn
Even with the best intentions of protecting the skin during a long day at the beach, sometimes the most diligent of us sun bathers may experience a sunburn once in a while. The benefits of Coconut Oil for sunburn are what we think of as miraculous.. I will acknowledge all skins are different, all sunburns vary in degrees. At Nohona, we suggest everyone applies pure Coconut Oil all over after their evening shower to help counteract any sun damage which may have occured during the time in the sun. But if you feel especially sunburned, be sure to apply an extra thick layer to that area. Repeated applications are suggested as the Coconut Oil is absorbed into the skin. Multiple times we have witnessed sunburns heal without any peeling when Coconut Oil for sunburn was used as an after sun care balm. The morning after a long day in the sun is when the degree of the sunburn will be most evident. Before heading out the door in the morning, make sure another heavy application of Coconut Oil is applied all over as a moisturizer. Keeping through the day with repeated applications of more all natural Coconut Oil will help speed up the healing process of the sunburn. Yes, experiencing a sunburn is a very uncomfortable experience, but it can be alleviated with some extra TLC and lots of Organic Coconut Oil gifted to us by Mother Nature.
~Peace from The Coconut Guru Girl