Rosehip Oil for Sunburn
Rosehip (Rosa canina L.) is a “traditional” plant that is known in the UK and Europe, especially for its use as a “Vitamin C” syrup for children during the 1930′s and 1940′s. However the plant is actually native to the Andes region of South America, and is characterized by its red berry fruits: rose hips.
Rosehip oil is extracted from the rose hips and contains a high percentage of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid. It is useful for various types of skin conditions, including sunburn. However, due to the cost, viscosity, and the presence of trans-retinoic acid, it is advisable to use rosehip oil in low dosage or in combination with other carrier oils.
Sweet Almond Oil for Sunburn
The sweet almond (Prunis dulcis) tree is a common feature of the landscape in Mediterranean countries and in US states such as California. The oil is extracted from the kernel and contains a high quantity of oleic acid, and a large quantity of linoleic acid.
Sweet almond oil is a popular oil for use in massage as it is a light oil with minimal aroma. It is more viscous than some carrier oils but can be used on its own. Use sweet almond oil for inflamed and itchy skin connected to the effects of sunburn. There is a slight risk of possible allergy for those sensitive to nuts.