Post # 1
I have the WORST sunburn, my skin is so red its almost purple. I’ve tried vinegar/sloe/lotion everything and am in so much pain. Moving is difficult. I even took off from work today because it ws so bad. This sucks…I forgot I’m wayyyyyy too white to sit out in the sun for 4 hours. Oh and my bridal shower is on Saturdaywhich makes this just that much worse 🙁
Post # 3
My husband recently got fried beyond belief, I picked up a gel called SunBurnt. It worked wonders and he didn’t even peel. It took away the pain and helped hydrate that nasty, burned skin. Might be worth a try.
Post # 4
Did try taking an over the counter pain reliever like ibuprofen? That seems to help ease the pain of sunburns for me.
Post # 5
Ouch! Aloe is your friend!
Post # 6
@shootznladrz89: Ouch! Sorry hun!
Grab some real greek yogurt (Like Oikos, or Danon, or w/e) that is 100% fat (no skims) and put it on the burnt areas.
I know it sounds nasty and messy but trust me it will replenish your skin with the fats in needs to heal faster. It also cools you down!
Drinking lots of water with cucumber helps too.
Post # 7
Uhg I feel your pain. I’ve had one that bad in the past and a couple that were close. I’ve since learned my lesson and wear a lotiong with SFP every day. A few things that I uses to help the pain/healing:
PPs have covered my go-tos, aloe and ibuprofen. If your face is sunburnt, try Ponds Dry Skink cream. It’s a normal face lotion but I find it to be very gentle so it doesn’t irritate. Its a heavy cream so it helps take out the sting and dryness. I use the more hard-core after sun lotions everywhere else, but I like to use something lighter on my face. It’s also good for the end phases on the burn when you still can’t use regular lotions again but don’t want to use sticky aloe.
Also chug water like crazy. And ice packs are your friend, especially when your trying to fall asleep.
Post # 8
Try tea! I did last summer when I misjudged the sun’s strength hiking on snow at altitude. I thought it helped heal it quicker.
If it’s a large area of your body, I bet you could make tea in the bathtub (fill it halfway with with hot water, toss in a whole box of black/green tea bags, let them steep, then put in some ice in to cool it down).
Unfortunately there’s no miracle cure for sunburn, but as pps hare said, hydrating your skin from the inside and outside plus anti-inflammatories is probably your best bet.
Post # 10
Noxcema! Just gob it on really thick.
Post # 11
I agree with greek yogurt, Advil and tea. My fiance gets sunburnt a lot and they all work amazingly!