I did a shameful thing on Monday and I’m still paying for it in red-hot agony.
I fell asleep on the beach.
For two hours.
Without sunscreen… Ouch!
The only thing that has been getting me through the past few days of red, tingling, sunburned skin is Trader Joe’s Vitamin E oil.
I discovered this over the winter when it seemed like I couldn’t get enough moisturizer onto my skin, and after my foray in the sun I discovered that it is even more useful in the summer. It might even replace my previous favorite outside-aftermath salve, Bio Oil.
It comes in a 4-oz bottle for around $6 and it’s seriously a sun lifesaver. It’s mostly Vitamin E, but the ingredients also include the hip cure-all that I’ve been obsession over lately- Coconut Oil. Plus, my boy is happy that I’ve found something to replace the nasty smelling apple cider vinegar that I usually use to cure sun mistakes.
Next time I’m able to find a parking spot at my local Trader Joe’s I’m stocking up on this stuff and it’s going to be hidden in random places wherever I go. I also suggest their jojoba oil- my hairstylist recommended it for my worn out tresses and it makes my hair feel shiny and wonderful, plus it smells awesome!