Home Food Cures for Summer Bummers (Slideshow)
May 6, 2015
Don’t miss these important home remedies that will save your summer
Heat Rash Relief
Inflamed Skin Relief
If your bottle of lotion is on its last leg (literally), Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection, suggests saving the remainder of your salad to save your skin — well, not the lettuce. Avocado hydrates and provides essential vitamins while the olive oil softens sun-damaged skin immediately. It's also an anti- inflammatory.
When feet sweat, and rub up against shoes and strappy sandals, blisters bloom. First things first: take off your shoes! Second: don’t pop it. Third: apply apple cider vinegar, which has antibacterial properties. Like it’s been said before, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Poison Ivy Relief
The great outdoors means a greater chance to encounter poisonous plants. “Right after exposure, rinse thoroughly in the shower then cleanse with plain soap and air dry, to avoid spreading the plant oils, advises Gretta Monahan, Salon Owner and Author of Style and the Successful Girl. “Apply white vinegar with a cotton ball to affected area, let sit for 1-2 minutes, then rinse.” Gretta says the vinegar will help reduce itching. She also suggests making a paste and applying.
Oily Skin Relief
Sweating is standard for summer, but there are ways to avoid looking so oily! Gretta Monahan gives us a tomato-based mask to help us from looking like a sauce pan.
Getting in and out of the pool, lake, or ocean can cause irritation to ears! To swim through an uncomfortable situation, vitamin C (found in oranges, tomato, and guava) can be consumed to remedy the problem.