It’s hard to overstate just how important your skin is. In matters of both health and beauty, your skin has a huge role to play. It makes sense that special attention should be given to its care. Common sense suggests that overexposure to the sun can only be damaging, hence the constant advice to wear sunscreen. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may find yourself sporting a sunburn. Sunburns are downright unpleasant to recover from thanks to the irritation and heat that radiate from them. The good news is that there are things you can do to find some relief.
Cooling Water is our deep relief blend. Made from an assortment of soothing and refreshing pure essential oils, Cooling Water is intended to provide cooling relief and improve the appearance of damaged, reddened skin. This blend features a mixture of Peppermint, Ginger Root, Lavender, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Blue Tansy, and Helichrysum essential oils.
Peppermint provides topical cooling which can help soothe reddened skin.
Ginger tends to have a topical warming effect. While that may sound a bit counterintuitive in this blend, the increased circulation it provides can help promote healing as the blood transports much-needed nutrients and oxygen to the area.
Lavender is excellent for skin care in addition to its calming, relaxing aromatherapy benefits.
German Chamomile can be helpful in soothing minor skin irritations and has a calming scent, similar in effect to Lavender.
Roman Chamomile is like German Chamomile, offering a sweet, comforting aroma and improving the appearance of the skin when applied topically.
Blue Tansy is relaxing and can reduce the irritation of reddened skin.
Helichrysum’s ability to soothe away deep emotional stress and improve the appearance of damaged skin makes it an excellent addition to the other soothing oils in this blend.
One of the most common ways to topically apply essential oils, whether pure or in a blend, is to add them to a carrier oil and use them in conjunction with a massage. When your skin is reddened and damaged, however, massaging that area isn’t something you’re likely to find pleasant. When using Cooling Water to soothe your skin, try adding it to some aloe vera gel. Aloe’s soothing and moisturizing properties in combination with the soothing effects of the blend can make for a powerful combination. You can also add a few drops of the oil to a spray bottle with water and spritz yourself regularly to enjoy the soothing and cooling effects of this blend of oils.
Reducing Bodily Stress
We put our bodies through a lot. Sunburn is far from the only source of bodily stress that we deal with. Muscle injuries, arthritis, and other similar conditions can all cause painful levels of heat and inflammation. Adding Cooling Water to your arsenal of tools to alleviate such a condition can help. Of course, the best course of action is to avoid putting your body under such stress to begin with.
Eating a healthy diet is key to preventing your body from becoming stressed. A balanced diet that is full of nutrients provides your body with the building blocks it needs to make repairs as needed and keep itself in good condition. Try to limit your intake of refined carbohydrates if you find your skin extra inflamed. Opt for whole grains instead. Try to swap fried foods, soda, and processed meats for green, leafy vegetables, nuts, tomatoes, and fruits.
Drinking water is another important part of avoiding unnecessary stress. Everything your body does, every system in it, needs water. While fluids and hydration from just about any source is better than nothing, water itself remains the best form of hydration. When you’re properly hydrated, your body is better able to remove toxins, which can help reduce inflammation.
It may sound a bit counterintuitive but exercising on a regular basis helps reduce the stress on your body. Sure, you’re putting stress on your body during your exercise, but it’s measured and intentional which means you’re less likely to suffer injury as a result. Beyond that, regular exercise helps strengthen your body and keep it at a healthy weight, reducing day to day stress.
You only have one body, so take care of it inside and out! Do everything you can to limit excess stress. But when you find yourself suffering from reddened, damaged, and irritated skin, take measures to treat it and alleviate the discomfort. Make sure you have a bottle of Cooling Water at your disposal so you can enjoy the soothing relief it offers.