What's your remedy for sunburn?

on Jul 18, 2011 @ 02:44 pm

I went to the beach yesterday at 40 degrees, and almost died from the heat! 
I was cocky enough to think that pff, I don't need sunscreen, I'm a young girl, I can handle it.


I got burns on my shoulders and legs, that are still heated even 24 hours after leaving the beach. 

So naturally, I asked around the office for some solutions, and someone mentioned vinegar? 
I'm not sure about you, but I'm trying this tonight. Hopefully, I don't cause any scent-sensitive-coworkers to cringe when I come in tomorrow morning.

Does anyone have skincare treatment ideas for sunburns? Any advice would be great!  

8 Replies

sunburn on Jul 18, 2011 @ 03:05 pm

Vichy Capital Soleil Cellular SOS Repair Balm

This stuff works great. They use something very similar in hospitals for burn victims.

You should be able to buy it at a drugstore.

Aloe on Jul 18, 2011 @ 03:06 pm

I recently got a horrible, horrible sunburn and the only thing I think works is slathering on the aloe. It definitely prevented peeling and it soothed my burn too. I like the gel better than the lotion.

I agree with alexjc on Jul 18, 2011 @ 04:28 pm

I always have a bottle of aloe vera in my fridge its perfect for a bad burn its very soothing.The gel is defiantly better.Vinegar is a good solution as well it contains acetic acid so that will help the pain soak paper towel in plain vinegar and apply as needed.Green tea compresses are really soothing as well.One more thing if you use aloe Vera gel make sure its 100% aloe Vera.


apple cider vinigar on Jul 19, 2011 @ 06:53 pm

I am a redhead so trust me on this one. blot it all over your skin ...let it dry. then go to bed. the next morning shower and put on a good lotion. repeat the next night if you need to but it helped my burn and kept it from peeling!

hope that helps

Aloe Vera Gel on Jul 19, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

I rarely get sunburned skin because I use sun protection religiously, but the few times that it does happen, or any other burn for that matter, I apply aloe vera gel. it calms and cools the skin and really helps to soothe it.

Thanks for the tips! on Jul 20, 2011 @ 09:20 am

@justme11 Nice tip! I tried using just regular vinegar, and I smelled just awful and stinky around my house a couple nights ago! Hopefully apple cider vinegar will smell better?
@Jonesha I've been keeping some aloe vera lotion on my desk since I got the burn, and it's been working great! It's definitely so helpful after putting some epsom salt that someone suggested to me earlier. Thanks for the tip!

Hawaiian Tropic Burn Relief! on Jul 20, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

Definitely try Hawaiian Tropic Burn Relief Gel Cool Aloe I.C.E.! It's amazing. It's aloe vera with lidocaine, a topical anesthetic. We got burnt in Jamaica and kept this in the refridgerator and applied quite often. It feels so good on a sun burn! I found it prevented itch, burning, pain, and peeling. It's all in one!

Also, use as close to room temperature as possible water for showers. This will remove the heat without doing so too quickly like what cold water will do. Hope you feel better soon! Burns are no fun.

Aloe Vera! on Jul 23, 2011 @ 10:18 am

Sunburns are the worst, but don't worry there are lots of quick fixes to decrease the redness and pain!

I will admit I don't have too much experience with treating burns since I always slather on the sunblock, but I have heard aloe vera is the best for burns! It cools and soothes the skin which in turn brings down the burning redness and best of all the achey pains!

Hope this helps!

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