While summertime comes with lots of fun times at the beach, summer nights out in the backyard, and plenty of outdoor time during the day, it also comes with bug bites, bee stings, and sometimes a little sunburn.
Here are some easy home remedies using easy-to-find ingredients to help with all those itches, bites and sunburn that come with fun in the sun.
Dealing with Bug Bites
Bugs are in their glory during summer. Bees are buzzing and mosquitoes are flickering here, there, and everywhere. Thankfully, there are some creative and natural ways to avoid these critters and treat their bites, as well.
Here are a few great ways to relieve the itch and burn of a mosquito bite:
Baking soda has so many uses, from cleaning to bug bites, and is especially wonderful for treating mosquito bites. Just make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to the bite, and the itching and burning should ease quite quickly.
A soak in the tub with baking soda is an excellent way to ease the burn and irritation of sunburn.
Either the aloe vera juice or the ointment directly from the aloe vera plant should be sufficient to ease the itch associated with a mosquito bite.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is great for relieving itch almost immediately. Apply directly to irritated area.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is excellent to ease the burn and pain as well as any itching associated with a bee sting.
Bee stings are never fun, especially for those unfortunate enough to be allergic to them. For those who are not allergic, however, there are some natural ways to treat a bee sting.
Tea tree oil is an excellent remedy for sunburn as it soothes and moisturizes the skin at the same time.
Aspirin crushed and mixed with water is another wonderful way to ease the pain of a bee sting. It may sound like an old wives’ tale, but it really does help.
It is important to remember that feeling good in the summer is just as important as looking good in the summer. Take care of your skin, and it will take care of you.