|Photo by Alison Breskin|
So..... who forgot the sunscreen yesterday and is paying the price today?
A friend of mine posted a picture of her lobster imitation on Facebook this morning. I was quick to give her some appropriate advice for a Vinegar Friday and thought I'd share it with you.
So here's the question: What should you reach for when the sun has ravaged your skin with its rays?
No, it's not a trick question.
Answer: Vinegar, of course!
After a day in the sun, fill a tub with lukewarm water and add 2 cups of vinegar (any kind). Soak for 20 minutes or so.
Another solution is to put undiluted apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz it all over the burnt areas, or simply saturate a washcloth with the ACV and apply it that way. Of course, for maximum benefit, follow up the bath with the ACV treatment.
Why does vinegar provide relief? Because it restores the acidity of the skin and will help transform for reddened skin into a golden tan. As a matter of fact, the application of ACV following time in the sun goes way back. People used it to enhance their tans in the days when tanning was popular.
So, find relief and tone your skin with vinegar, and, for goodness sake, don't forget to protect your delicate skin the next time you're out in the sun!
Keeping it green and soothing with vinegar,
For more tips on vinegar and its amazing properties, order my book, Vinegar Fridays, online at Lulu.com, Amazon.com, and BarnesandNoble.com.