How do you get rid of sunburns fast?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Aloe and moisturizer…but the tan won’t go away, necessarily.

Post # 3
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Soak a washcloth with apple cider vinegar or witchhazel – both will draw out the heat from the burn – and let them rest on the burned area for a few minutes.  Then slather with coconut oil, which both hydrates and nourishes the skin.  Repeat as needed (if it’s a bad burn, I’d do it every couple hours the first day, then twice a day for another couple days until the burn is gone).

Post # 4
631 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Vinegar takes away the sting, Ive also read about earl gray teabags helping (google it?)

Any way you go you need to act immediatley for best results. 

Post burn – real aloe vera is best. 

Post # 5
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I agree with PPs.  Lots of aloe and lotion.  I would apply it multiple times a day, and my sunburn would be gone within a few days.

Post # 6
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Copious amounts of aloe usually works for me. 

Post # 7
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium

Once it stops hurting and turms more into a tan you can exfoliate and use lots of lotion.

Post # 8
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

a thick layer of aloe about 10x per day. 

Post # 9
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Keep it hydrated as often as possible. Like others said, aloe is your best friend. If you can get ahold of “real” (Non-colorized) aloe, that will work a lot better, too. Be careful that some bottled aloes contain a lot of alcohol so read the ingredients. I also used a product called SunBurnt (It’s a product in a squeeze tube, found it at Walgreens I believe) for when my husband got charred while cleaning up after a tornado with his squadron — It worked wonderfully. It took the pain away and he didn’t even peel, and he was burned pretty badly.

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Post # 10
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

If you can find the plant, aloe vera straight from the leaf is always a life saver for me. I had an awful burn from a chemical peel with blisters and all. I peeled the skin off a leaf, put it in the fridge for a bit and then rubbed the gel in my face. In 2 days the burn was pretty much gone.

Post # 12
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If you just got burnt today immediately take Motrin.  Reducing your body temperature will reduce the burn and heat.  Sounds crazy but put milk on it.  Whole milk is best, the lactic acid not only hydrates the skin but will pull the heat out of it.  I have a habit of going to the beach and getting burnt like a crisp,  I get a bowl out fill it with cold milk (we usually have half and half or 2% so I use half and half) and take a wash cloth drench it in milk and put it on the burn.  If it’s my shoulder I sit in the bath tub with a rag over my shoulders chest and back.  Usually over and over for a half hour.  I then slather banana boat after sun cream and the next morning I’m just slightly pink and by day two it’s all pretty much gone.  Since I started this method, I have yet to peel once.

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