Quick-fix for sunburn

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Quick-fix for sunburn

Post: # 160577Post Annpan
Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:49 pm

I got burnt today... DOH!

I get burned really badly - I've been hospitalised before from sunburn... it goes grey and my skin peels in huge chunks...TMI right?

Anyway it isn't that bad, but a few times a year I get small localised sunburn patches where, for whatever reason, I missed with suncream or forgot to cover up... unless I wear a burka I don't see that ever stopping.

So I got burnt today on the back of my neck... I have T in the park tomorrow and want some very quick and helpful tips to get it to die down over night... HELP...

Already did moisturiser, factor 50 (to stop any more burning) and some lavender...what else can I do?
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Re: Quick-fix for sunburn

Post: # 160579Post witchstorm
Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:53 pm

lavender oil and aloe vera are both brilliant at cooling the skin.

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Post: # 160588Post StripyPixieSocks
Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:17 am

Ouch, sunburn is horrible, I got burned a few years back at a Medieval show which if not bad enough I am allergic to the sun and if I don't wear factor 50 and take antihistamines I get covered in tiny blisters.

This is probably too late now but I found this like for you: http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/re ... nburn.html

Hope you find at least something to sooth it a little.

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Post: # 160607Post Millymollymandy
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:40 am

Wear something with a collar and turn the collar up. Or wear a scarf - anything to keep the sun off that patch of skin. Or a wide brimmed hat!
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Post: # 160627Post ina
Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:55 am

No problem - it's drizzling today; automatic and perfectly natural antidote to sunburn.
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Post: # 160631Post Rosendula
Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:15 am

I remember once when we were out somewhere and my daughter (now teenager, but she was little back then) got burnt. We didn't have any after sun lotion with us and we couldn't afford to buy any, so I bought a tomato, cut it in half, scooped out the pips and rubbed the inside of the tomato skin on her burnt bits. It did soothe it for her.

I would also be willing to try cucumber after putting a bit on a small oven burn I got the other day. I found it much more soothing and a lot quicker than standing around for an eternity with my arm under the tap while all that good water runs down the drain. I don't know if it would work for sunburn, but I would give it a go.
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Re: Quick-fix for sunburn

Post: # 160840Post lilypotter
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:50 pm

Make Black tea and rub on the sun-burn using cotton. do this several times a day. also drink green tea. the remedy for sunburn is to take anti-oxidants

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Post: # 160850Post Annpan
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:52 pm

I made myself a lavender shower gel then just caked on E45 at 20 minute intervals until I fell asleep. The sunburn had died right down by the morning leaving me free to wear whatever I wanted for the festival. It only rained in the morning and by 4pm it was hot enough to burn again, I took my factor 50 with me and I survivied :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Post: # 160852Post ina
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:59 pm

Good for you... Did you get those massive downpours yesterday that we had? It did vary greatly from location to location...
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Post: # 160886Post Annpan
Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:15 pm

Yes we did, (Monday, I was at the festival on Sunday though :wink: ) and we have had them again today.

Today I had just come inside when I heard this horrendous noise, like a truck revving outside... it was the rain :shock:
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Post: # 166961Post Cligereen
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:42 pm

An excellent and almost instant remedy for sunburn is to apply a generous coating of natural yoghurt, leave for about 30 mins and then rinse off. It is almost miraculous in its action and is perfectly harmless toboot :thumbup:
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Post: # 166965Post Annpan
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:04 pm

:thumbleft: top tip It'll be a while before I need it again though :roll: :lol:
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Re: Quick-fix for sunburn

Post: # 167050Post Ron and Jean
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:06 pm

I have heard eating lots of tomatoes stops you getting as sunburnt!?!

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Post: # 167095Post Brij
Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:54 pm

Rosendula wrote:I remember once when we were out somewhere and my daughter (now teenager, but she was little back then) got burnt. We didn't have any after sun lotion with us and we couldn't afford to buy any, so I bought a tomato, cut it in half, scooped out the pips and rubbed the inside of the tomato skin on her burnt bits. It did soothe it for her.
I can't remember where I heard it, but tomato is supposed to have mildly anaesthetic properties when applied directly. It did seem odd to me, since they can taste a little acidic, I'd have imagined they'd sting, but when I got my tongue pierced, sucking chilled tomatoes and lots of that chilled tomato, onion, cucumber and garlicky Spanish soup (can't remember the name of the stuff, but yum!) went down a treat!
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Re: Quick-fix for sunburn

Post: # 167115Post Millymollymandy
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:55 am

Gazpacho. :wink:
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