Introduction: The Simplest and Most Effective Way to Get Rid of Sunburn Ever!

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This is the best way in the world to get rid of, cure, prevent, soothe and any other things you can think of - sunburn.

It is 100% natural and it is soooo easy!

I am making this one step, it doesn't need more than that so why not get started!

First you will need some coconut oil, secondly you will need some sunburn (obviously!) and third you will need to read the instruction.

All you have to do is get a little bit of the coconut oil on your hand and smear it all over your sunburn.

Be careful not to get it onto good clothes, it can stain.

After that all you have to do is wait and watch an absolute miracle take place!

Thanks so much for reading this 'ible, I would like to note this is 100% effective also as a sunscreen - all you have to do is put it on before going outside and voila! No more burn!

Again, thanks for reading, please share this with your friends and be sure to try it yourself! It only takes like 20 seconds!


PBrackley (author)2014-12-25

Coconut oil helps treat sunburnt skin because it is an effective moisturiser. The author is mistaken in saying that coconut oil is "100% effective" as a sunscreen. To be clear, a layer of coconut oil on the skin provides no appreciable protection from the sun's rays.

JM1999 (author)PBrackley2014-12-25

"In his book the Coconut Oil Miracle, Dr Bruce Fife says"The first
commercial suntan and sun screen lotions contained coconut oil as their
primary ingredient. Even today many sun screen lotions include coconut
oil in their formulas. Coconut oil has an amazing ability to heal the
skin and block the damaging effects of UV radiation from the sun. One of
the reasons why it is so effective in protecting the skin is its
antioxidant properties, which helps prevent burning and oxidative damage
that promotes skin cancer."

The chemical compounds that make up these SPF lotions are mostly
synthetic and will have a highly toxic affect on and in the body.


Sunscreens and Sunblocks Release Free Radicals

The sun is said to cause cancer because it forms free radicals in the
skin. Sunscreens and sunblocks may block that radiation, but in the
process they also form free radicals, because all the energy from the
sun has to go somewhere.

Over twice as many people will
be struck with a health issue because of Vitamin D deficiency as will be
affected by overexposure to the sun.

Vitamin D is necessary for:

  • Healthy bones
  • Strong immune system
  • Protection from cancer
  • Cardiovascular health

Lack of vitamin D increases your risk of (source):

  • Heart attack
  • Colon cancer
  • Breast cancer risk
  • And possibly: skin cancer, metabolic disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and dozens more (source)

There are other issues with sunscreens:

  • According to this study, 86% of sunscreens tested offered inadequate protection from the sun
  • Many products guard against only UBV, not UVA rays (the ones that can actually cause more harm)
  • Many products (according to this study, up to 50% of them) break
    down in the sun and do not offer the protection for nearly the amount of
    time they are supposed to
  • Claims on sunscreen bottles are exaggerated and meaningless- there
    is no regulation for what they can and can’t say, and most statements
    made are false or unproven.
  • The thing is, despite the widespread use of high SPF sunscreen, skin
    cancer rates continue to jump every year. If sunscreen is the answer,
    why is this trend continuing?

    Possibly for a few reasons.
  • Many sunscreens only adequately block UVB rays, but not UVA (or not
    well enough). We now know that UVA rays are the ones that the real
    concern when it comes to skin cancer.
  • As a matter of fact, the UVB rays that our sunscreens are adequately blocking are the ones that help
    our bodies to make Vitamin D through sun exposure. Vitamin D research
    is revealing more and more that this nutrient helps to defend our bodies
    against all forms of cancer, and that it is absolutely crucial to our
  • As mentioned above, many sunscreens are not providing the protection
    they claim, and yet we believe the claims anyways. So, we spend all day
    in the sun at the beach, applying sunscreen once, maybe twice if we
    remember. Yet many sunscreens are only providing protection for a couple
    of hours (if they are not breaking down in the sun). Ultimately, we
    spend more time out in the heat of the sun, without protective clothing
    or breaks in the shade, than we would have otherwise, because of our
    unfounded trust in the marketing claims of the product’s manufacturer
    (oh right, those people who make money when we buy more of their

The below was in the comments section of the same site:

"Such a great discussion! I agree with so many of the comments! Sun does
not cause cancer….our diet causes cancer! In fact, for our bodies to
function properly sun is REQUiRED and most of us are deficient in D3
which we acquire from the sun as well as other important functions
directly dependent on sun exposure (not overexposure). And yes ,some
sunscreens actually cause the opposite of what they are used to prevent"

"I could not agree with you more! I really do believe that
sunscreen is not necessary to protect from cancer, it actually does the
opposite. (Search “Study: Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer”).

I am an immigrant from Russia and there is an interesting thing that I
observed. My mom spent her childhood and youth outside. They used to
work long hour on the fields harvesting different crops and hay for the
cattle. And I mean all day, from morning to sundown. And this is how
most of the people from the former Soviet Union have spent their
childhood and youth. None of them have ever used SPF and have never even
heard of it until I moved to the US in 1997. Out of hundreds and
hundreds of Russian people I know I don’t know a single person who has
skin cancer. Also my mom looks at least 10 years younger than her real

I agree that it is not healthy to burn in the sun. And I admit if I
know I’ll be in a the sun a lot I will you sunscreen mostly to avoid the
pain of the sunburn. But I am completely against daily moisturizers
that have SPF in them. Also, I heard some people even where it to sleep
(AHH!!! WHY????).

Anyways, I’m just happy I found your blog. I love it and already subscribed!"

So here are the two pages of the site I got the above off:

The first link is the one with the comments and the second link has more information.

nevermore0069 (author)JM19992015-07-30

I am sorry, JM1999, but that is non-scientific misinformation presented AS scientific information.

A good rule of thumb: Old science is most often not good science.

There have been numerous peer reviewed scientific studies which do not support the supposed "studies" you have referenced above and in fact debunk them as amounting to snake oil. Here is a good starting point for you to continue your research, with unbiased, scientifically peer reviewed studies. Peer review can give credence to new discoveries or debunk faulty assertions. One study does not science make:

JM1999 (author)PBrackley2014-12-25

Here's a good rule to live by: "If you wouldn't spray it into your mouth or take a drink of it, then don't put it on your skin."

others say some sun screen lotions could actually give you the disease
you are trying to protect yourself from. Do your research.

My suggestion? Don't use lotion for this purpose.

all this in context. Your body need sunshine to create vitamin-D,
something most Americans don't get enough of because "they" have scared
us all to death.

Here's a rule of thumb: When your skin starts turning a little pink, cover it with clothing or other shade.

PaleHorseRider (author)JM19992014-12-25

Unless you're me! I try my best to not go outside during the day while it's summer. At night though. That's when I'm the most active.

AmyKarle (author)2015-07-30

Hey just a heads up to author and readers that although Coconut Oil is a great moisturizer post sunburn DO NOT try to use this as sunscreen or before going out into the sun. Oil (including coconut oil) magnifies the sun and will actually promote burns, that's why it's used in some tanning oils.

Thank you for posting an instructable on moisturizing. Please update the last section so people won't get burned.

breebasketball1 (author)2015-06-15

Another great thing for sunburn is litocane it is in a large skinny metal tin and it helps with the burn so u can sleep at night. Also something that takes it out a little and hydrates the skin is dove body wash in the bottle that is a purple pink color. Hope either of these work. Good luck ?

PaleHorseRider (author)2014-12-25

Well first of all, this is after the sunburn has taken place.

If you are stupid enough to not use any skin protection at all or swim in water high in zinc. Then go right ahead! Get skin cancer from the dreaded sunlight!

JM1999 (author)PaleHorseRider2014-12-25

Thank you frostbourne!

I desperately needed some backup :)

This is after it has taken place, but it can be used as a sunscreen.

I would like for people to try it themselves before making such highly opionated comments like that.

PaleHorseRider (author)JM19992014-12-25

Coconut oil is good for many things. From cooking, cleaning, teeth cleansing, to sunscreen and body oils.

JM1999 (author)PaleHorseRider2014-12-25

Hey, I will be posting a really cool 'ible soon (like within the hour hopefully) so please watch out for it :D

You will -love- it! It is a mini science project!

I will link it just in case it isn't approved soon enough...

PaleHorseRider (author)JM19992014-12-25

My parents delivered me a survival kit & a gift card.

So I just bought this with it and wondering what I could buy that's below $20

JM1999 (author)PaleHorseRider2014-12-25

Whatever you get, don't get one of these:

You soon will see why ;D

BTW, with links, you can easily turn them into a hyper link by hitting "enter" after pasting the link.

(hyper = active, hyper link = active link = link able to be clicked)

PaleHorseRider (author)JM19992014-12-25

I know I was just lazy xD

JM1999 (author)PaleHorseRider2014-12-25

It's up!

You can find it here:

Please check it out!

JM1999 (author)PaleHorseRider2014-12-25

Wow, that is one nice looking knife? sword? anyway, it looks awesome!

PaleHorseRider (author)JM19992014-12-25

Katana xD 43 3/8" overall.

JM1999 (author)PaleHorseRider2014-12-25

Well, I am editing the photos now so keep a close eye out!

JM1999 (author)PaleHorseRider2014-12-25

I completely agree!

And not only is it good for those things, it is the best at most of them too! Win win!

PBrackley (author)JM19992014-12-25

OK. Sorry if I offended you. That really was not my intention. 100% effective as a sunscreen is a very bold claim to make about a material that has a very low ultra violet (UV) radiation absorbance though. This is across the whole UV range, but most importantly in the UVB range (280 -314nm). This means that it has a negligible sun protection factor (SPF) rating. I think you're wrong, but you are entitled to your opinion, as am I.

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