(Closed) You look like a tomato…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow!  I suggest aloeing it up to try and sooth your skin and hope that the tan fades a bit!

Post # 4
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

keep your face and LIPS hydrated always! it’ll be better by this weekend. GOOD LUCK! Don’t forget your lips.

Post # 6
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

Also try to exfoliate at lot.  It might be painful with the burn but it will even out your skin tone and cot down on the redness.  Good luck!

Post # 7
990 posts
Busy bee

my friend had a bad sunburn, and a business dinner to go to in a week.

she took long baths every nights and used a lot of lotion and aloe vera gel. it calmed down the redness and helped her tan to dissolve faster.

Post # 8
218 posts
Helper bee

DONT USE ANY GREASY, OILY LOTIONS like vaseline or baby oil to keep your sunburn hydrated. Although some may soak in, the rest will just sit on top and won’t let any of the heat from the sunburn out. Use aloe, and an all natural lotion, but keep the skin exposed to air.

Take some advil to reduce swelling and lessen pain.

Post # 9
218 posts
Helper bee

Also, you need to be much more careful from now on, because skin is more likely to burn easier in the future after being badly burnt once.

Post # 10
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I use this solarcane stuff, I keep it in the fridge so that it’s extra cooling.  It contains aloe plus other stuff, it’s pretty amazing at getting the red out – doesn’t totally prevent peeling though.  That’s where a soft loufa might help once the peeling starts!

Good luck!

Post # 11
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You don’t want a lotion that has aloe, you want 100% aloe–the green stuff (sometimes its blue or clear, but usually green).

Post # 12
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is an old time remedy, i too was skeptical until i tried it, bathe/wash with vinigar it stops the sting and makes the red turn brown/tan quicker.  Yeah dilute the vinegar with water and a wash cloth because it may intitally sting but then feels much better.  And keep skin hydrated with aloe.

Post # 14
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’d be more concerned about the sunglasses tan line!  I hope it fades in time, or at least enough that you can blend it with makeup.

My wedding is in Brazil, and we’re getting there a week and a half before the wedding, and I know I’ll be at the beach every day.  I’m terrified of ending up like a tomato too!  (A super frekled tomato!)  Even with sunscreen and the whole reapply-reapply-reapply, I always get burned when I go there…

Post # 15
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Agree with @judya64, take a bath in white vinegar. I did this last time I got a bad sunburn, and it kept me from peeling!

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