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!

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    PBrackley

    3 years ago

    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.

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    JM1999PBrackley

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    "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.

    AAAAAAAAA from: http://www.coconutmagic.com/blog/284/coconut-oil-...

    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
      health!
    • 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
      products!).

    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
    age.

    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:

    http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2008/05/my-thoughts...

    http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2010/07/20/sun-s...

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

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    nevermore0069JM1999

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    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: http://kckidsdoc.com/coconut-oil-sunscreen.html

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    JM1999PBrackley

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    http://www.cancer-research-awareness.com/skin-canc...

    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."

    While
    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.

    Keep
    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.

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    PaleHorseRiderJM1999

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    AmyKarle

    3 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    breebasketball1

    3 years ago

    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 ?

    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!

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    JM1999PaleHorseRider

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    PaleHorseRiderJM1999

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

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

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    JM1999PaleHorseRider

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    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...

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    PaleHorseRiderJM1999

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    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

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CJUW6Q0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3SY753ANZHSAT&coliid=I251ZK77BYQLOU

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    JM1999PaleHorseRider

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    I completely agree!

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

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    PBrackleyJM1999

    Reply 3 years ago

    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.