Every time you spend time in the sun, your skin needs extra care to counter the harmful effect of the harsh sunlight on your skin. For this reason you need an after-sun lotion. After-sun lotion helps in alleviating the unpleasant side effects of sun exposure and helps in protecting your skin from sun damage. It helps in soothing, cooling, moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Furthermore, you can easily make after-sun lotions at home.
Here Are 5 Best Homemade After Sun Lotion Recipes:
1. Aloe Vera-Mint After-Sun Lotion
2 Tablespoons aloe vera Gel
4 Teaspoons mint-infused sunflower oil
3 teaspoons emulsifying wax
4 tablespoons water
2 to 3 drops peppermint essential Oil
Put the mint-infused oil and the wax in a saucepan and place it on a container containing boiling water. Stir the mixture for about 10 minutes until the wax has melted and combined with the oil. In a separate pan, add aloe vera gel and water and put the pan on boiling water to warm the mixture. When the temperature of the wax and oil mixture and the aloe vera gel and water mixture are equally hot at about 150° F, blend them. Add the essential oil. Whisk the mixture briskly for about 30 minutes and then allow the mixture to cool down. To rapidly cool the mixture, place the pan containing the mixture over ice and water. Whisk the mixture occasionally for about 30 seconds as it cools down. While the mixture is slightly warm, pour it in a bottle.
2. Comfrey After-Sun Lotion
3 tablespoons fresh comfrey root
¾-cup almond oil
¼-cup aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon beeswax
¼ cup cocoa butter
1 cup water
1 teaspoon borax powder
4 vitamin E capsules
12 to 16 drops of essential oils of your choice
Pour water in a pot and add the comfrey root. When the water starts boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and preserve the liquid. Using a double-boiler melt the beeswax and cocoa butter and mix them with the oil. Break the vitamin E capsules and add the vitamin E oil to the mixture. In a separate pan, mix the comfrey infused water, aloe vera gel and borax powder. On low heat, mix the ingredients. Allow both the mixtures to cool to room temperature. Pour the wax and oil mixture over the comfrey mixture and whisk vigorously. Add the essential oils and combine them well.
3. Lavender After-Sun Lotion
4 oz jojoba oil
40 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops rose essential oil
Add the essential oils to jojoba oil. Stir to blend the ingredients.
4. Seaweed After-Sun Lotion
1/4 cup seaweed serum
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
Mix the two ingredients together, until they attain a smooth and creamy lotion-like consistency.
5. After-Sun Lotion With Rose Water And Essential Oils
1 teaspoon rose water
1 teaspoon carrot seed oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops neroli essential oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil
5 drops sandalwood essential oils
10 drops chamomile essential oils
¾ cup lotion base
In a bottle, add all the ingredients and shake the bottle vigorously to combine the ingredients.