Transitioning from summer to fall may be difficult on schedules and routines but it doesn’t have to show on the skin and hair.
(PRWEB) August 07, 2015
As summer hits the hottest month in most parts of the U.S. and the school year begins to loom closely ahead, many are experiencing the after effects of a summer spent outside. With internet search volume for sunburn treatments and sun damaged hair on the rise, AloeVera.com responds with some easy reparative solutions.
Weather.com reported in May of 2015 that August will once again find regions of the U.S. experiencing above average temperatures. As the need to be outside winds down, two major effects from the sun may be seen: sunburns or dry skin and dry, brittle hair. “Aloe vera is a great moisturizer that works its way into the skin, scalp, and hair follicles to help keep moisture in and promote regrowth,” explains Michael Ryan, spokesperson for AloeVera.com.
Sunburns can begin to show fairly quickly after overexposure or unprotected exposure. The skin can turn pink, feel warm or hot to the touch, and in extreme cases can cause blistering. In minor sunburn cases, the skin will go pink to light red and then eventually peel. Applying aloe vera gel to the affected areas may not prevent the skin from peeling, as peeling is a natural regenerative process. However, the gel can speed up the healing and regeneration of new skin cells. It will also help to trap moisture in the skin, making the healing process after sunburn less painful and speedier.
“One thing people tend to do is wait until the damage is apparent to take action. We recommend any excessive time spent outside where your skin may be a bit flushed once inside is the best time to apply aloe vera,” adds Ryan. “The sooner you apply, the better and less likely your skin will continue to dry out and cause more damage.”
Another common post-summer dilemma is dried out, brittle hair. Between time spent outside and the use of heat to style hair, men and women may find themselves suffering with out of control hair. To combat this, AloeVera.com suggests using aloe vera oil to treat the dry hair and the scalp. Applying the oil to the hair begins to seal in moisture and bring hair back to its shiny state. Rubbing the oil into the scalp promotes regrowth and ensures the hair is moisturized as it grows out. “If your scalp is on the oilier side, we recommend you use the oil only once a week. If your scalp is on the drier side, use the oil bi-weekly,” suggests Ryan.
The aloe vera plant is versatile in its use and is one of the best ways to combat the effects of sun overexposure. Transitioning from summer to fall may be difficult on schedules and routines but it doesn’t have to show on the skin and hair.
To learn more about the benefits of aloe vera, visit AloeVera.com.