a Scottish girl living the American dream. Fashion, beautiful and everything fabulous to me!


What a way to spend a Sunday but by wading through Galveston into the sea trying to catch some fish… please note after nearly 6 hours we did not catch a fish, I actually only managed to see one fish the whole time and happily strutted past my bate without taking a second look… maybe not the best 2nd fishing trip I’ve ever had but my hubby and I were joined by two of my friends who are the best company. All in all another great day in America!

However. I am now sitting my Choos And Doos New Office (Not as glamorous as you may think it’s the office space in our new apartment which I have taken over without any agreement from my husband..!!) with my eldest dog looking at me due to the fact I look like a beetroot with stripes..! Note to self.. even if it’s windy the sun is still shinning.. and also wear a strapless bra without a top… means I don’t have the embarrassing conversations in the morning at work!

So what to do to combat the agony of the burn, the heat and just in general the unsightly redness. Usually you would reach for After Sun right?

You are right, however you do have other options which could replace this and also be used for other things. As I’m sure you’re aware by now I like products which can be used multiple times in diverse ways. Dig in your cupboards and check for Vitamin E cream and Aloe Vera. Both of which I have from my array of BodyShop products.


Aloe vera is touted as the “burn plant,” the perfect natural remedy for a bad sunburn, and according to some studies aloe vera can help. Initial research has shown aloe vera aids the skin in healing from sunburns and mild burns. In addition, aloe vera oil can moisturize the skin, helping you avoid the peeling normally associated with sun damage. Aloe-vera gel is recognized as an effective aid in healing almost any type of burn or wound. It can help replenish the skin with moisture and foster cell regeneration.

Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, can help to heal damaged skin. In addition, it is a natural preservative, protecting after-sun lotions from fungal and bacterial growth. These would be a good mix of products to assist with the burn.


I mixed these together in a tub and placed in the fridge. Apply to your affected areas 2-3 times per day and you should feel the affects. Hopefully you should regain the colour without the peel…!

Let me know if you try this at home.. I’ve already applied this to my husbands bright red back – oh what a lovely wife I am!


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