Finally, summer has graced us with its presence.
Nothing makes me and my kiddo more relaxed and happy as warm summer rays and sea breeze. So is there any better escape place from your grueling nine-to-five office routine than a beach? I don’t think so. Sure, I do take that hot-summer body way too seriously, so I end up with sunburns too often if you ask me, but that is because I don’t apply the sunscreen like my mother is watching.
Prevention is the best medicine, but if you are like me, those sunburns are inevitable. That also means there is only one thing you can do — heal them and boost their recovery.
But Why is Hydration Important for Healthy Skin and Fast Sunburn Recovery?
Sunburns will, for sure, draw the fluids on the skin’s surface and away from your body. This will cause a major loss of electrolytes, which are crucial for a speedy recovery. That is where naturally infused water steps in and changes the game in your favor.
You should use fruits and herbs that are well known for their soothing effect on your skin, such as cucumber, lemon, mint and basil. Find more recipes in the section below.
5 Tasty Infused Water Recipes to Relieve the Burns With Taste
Strawberry, Lemon and Basil
Let’s beat the heat and stay hydrated with this healthy and tasty drink. If you are a big fan of that rich strawberry taste like me, then this recipe will soon become your all-time favorite. In case you strive for more intense flavor, make sure you poke the fruit gently before adding it to the water.
Mix thin slices of fresh or frozen strawberries with one sliced lemon and five leaves of basil. Strawberries will provide a natural cure for your painful burn due to their high tannin content. You can also substitute strawberries with watermelon in this recipe since watermelon is rich in lycopene, reducing redness and inflammation.
Cucumber and Mint
For those people who prefer delicate and refreshing aromas, mixing ingredients like cucumber and mint will be a win-win combination. You can always opt to add some splash of lime if you need to kick it up a notch.
This is the simplest recipe ever: cut some cucumber and lemon on thin slices and add them to your water bottle, and that is it. Cucumber will help with sunburn since it mostly consists of water. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, so it will reduce inflammation and boost collagen production of collagen.
Blueberry, Mint and Citrus
This is such a fun and unusual combination of fruits. Blueberries are tasty on their own, but something magical happens when you add some citrus flavor as well. You can use only lemon or lime, or you can mix all the citrus fruits you have at the moment.
Grapefruit, Mint and Pomegranate
It sounds like a delicious combination, but it is also a very beneficial one at the same time. It will boost your heart and brain functions, provide anti-inflammatory properties, and it will also assist you in weight loss.
Nothing complicated, slice the grapefruit, chop some mint, add some pomegranate and voilà tasty exotic drink is ready for you. Pomegranate is rich in Ellagic acid, which will protect your skin from sun damage.
Strawberry and Guava
If you wish to add some exotic punch to your water, add some strawberries and guava. This sweet & savory combination of fruit rich in vitamin C and tannin will boost skin recovery and reduce pain significantly. It tastes very refreshing and makes you tingle when sipping up.
This mix tastes incredibly well — guava complements the strawberry with such an intense texture binding, that your taste buds will tingle!
As you can see, you can use so many ingredients to enhance your water's taste, and there are many possibilities you can explore.
Here I mentioned just some of my favorite recipes that I use quite often, but I would like to hear your unusual combinations. If you are a pro in making infused water, I would appreciate it if you leave us some recipes and comments below.