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Is coconut oil better than aloe vera gel?

Coconut oil for sunburn treatment

Coconut oil and aloe vera gel both help relieve itching. The fatty acids in coconut oil help moisturize dry skin and repair damaged flaky skin. However, it all depends on the severity of the burn. If it is a first-degree burn that affects only the outer layer of skin, coconut oil is safe to use on the burn. For second, third and fourth degree burns, you must consult a dermatologist.

Another fact about coconut oil is its ability to retain heat on the surface of the skin. Unlike aloe vera gel, coconut oil does not cool the skin. It should only be applied to the skin after the burn has cooled. After inflamed skin has cooled, apply coconut oil to soothe, nourish and revitalize damaged skin cells. The faster the skin heals, the faster excess dead skin cells will slough off.

It all depends on which product you have at home. If the sunburn is fresh, use aloe vera gel. If the sunburn has cooled, use coconut oil. Aloe vera gel provides immediate pain relief as it contains enzymes, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and vitamins A and E. The only soothing effect of coconut oil is that it takes time to heal a sunburn. As a natural bandage, you can also use coconut oil mixed with aloe vera gel to cover sunburns.

Recovery time from sunburn depends on its nature. If your sunburn is covered in blisters, bleeding, boils, or pus, you should not try to relieve it on your own. If any of these ingredients are not suitable for your skin, stay away from them. Please consult your dermatologist before use.

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