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Summer Sunburn Relief

Try AUNT SUE’S® Raw & Unfiltered Honey the next time the sun gets the best of you.

“But I was only out there 15 minutes!”

Have you ever said that when getting a sunburn after being outside for just a few minutes? It doesn’t take long for the sun’s rays to wreak havoc on our skin, so please be careful this summer when you’re having fun in the sun.

Of course, no matter how careful we are, sunburns happen. And when they do, reach for a bottle of AUNT SUE’S® Raw & Unfiltered Honey. That’s right, honey!

Why honey?

Honey has proteins and enzymes that can aid healing from a sunburn. Plus, honey is naturally moisturizing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and it can help soothe your sunburn in no time.

“In studies of quick and easy treatments to soothe mild burns, scientists have found that honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that may promote healing. One study in 2006, examining results of more than a dozen previous studies, found that small, non-serious burns healed faster when treated with gauze and a dash of honey (on average) rather than those treated with antibiotic creams and other dressings.”[1]

One way to use honey on sunburns is to apply honey directly to a sunburn or to a bandage. The moisture from the honey is absorbed into the skin, leaving a dry coating. You can also apply a thin layer of honey to the sun-damaged area and let it sit for about 15–30 minutes before rinsing or dabbing it off with a warm washcloth. It’s as easy as that!

[1] “Honey Can Soothe a Burn,” – New York Times, 2008, https://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/19/health/19real.html

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