Post # 1
im freaking out here im completly sunburned to the point it hurts!!! ive been slathering on aloe vera like no tommarow! And of course i was wearing a sleelvess shirt with a v neck so i have an uneven sunburn so when it tans itll be uneven!!! help should i spray tan to even it out or get the wanna be tan lotions ( im scared those will make me orange) and because im short and a lil chubby ill look like an oompah loompa!!! any one else have this problem???
Post # 3
@babebabe06: Did you try putting your aloe vera gel in the fridge? I keep mine in the fridge, it feels so good when you put it on a sunburn and it might even pull some of the heat out. As far as hiding the V-neck burn I would go to a tanning salon and see what they say, some tanning salons do airbrushing, maybe they would know what to do. Good Luck.
Post # 4
If you’re still in the burnt stage I like yogurt. Plain, regular fat is best, but I’ve used the flavoured stuff when I want to use something ASAP. I use the aloe once the sunburn isn’t quite so painful. Once the burn is over (no longer feels hot) I start moisturizing like crazy.
As for covering up the tan, Im less helpful. I tend to go from burn to peeling and back to my pasty whiteness. I did manage to fool people with coverup & foundation when I burned my face (lots of moisturizer first), but you’ll want to be careful with your dress!
Post # 5
try getting a aloe vera plant, break a stem/leaf off it will starting dripping out clear gel looking stuff and place it over your sunburn its better than cream and gel and it does work a treat.. good luck i hope the it calms down before your wedding..
Post # 6
Drink tons of water to help your body repair the burn. Keep going with the aloe (cold is best).
I would get a spray tan because they can try and even things out. Good luck!
Post # 7
I honestly don’t know that a full spray tan would be that helpful- They always people orangey, imo, and an all over spray tan would be darker on the burnt areas, still leaving you uneven.
If you were tan and not burnt, I would have suggested a tanning bed where you put a very high SPF on the tan areas and an accelerator on the white areas (this is what I used to do for prom when I had tan lines) but unless your burn goes away in a few days, I’m afraid that no amount of SPF will keep you from burning worse if you tried this….. trust me, it can work, but if you’re still a little burnt, it can also go horribly wrong.
If you do have to turn to a fake tan to even out, I personally suggest L’oreal sublime bronze
Post # 8
Oh, unless you can afford to get a professional airbrush spray tan, instead of the automated ones most people use.
A good professional airbrushed tan will allow the person to focus on the white spots more, and go lighter on the spots that will be tan by then. That could probably work.
Post # 9
Yikes, I’m sorry! I agree w/ PP about lots of aloe vera gel/lotion and drinking lots of water. Also try to shower in warm/cool water instead of hot and shower every other day instead of every day if you can.
As far as the uneven tan goes: if I were you I’d give my skin a couple of days to heal, then slather on sunscreen everywhere but the areas you need to even out, and go back in the sun. Try to keep your face out of it as much as possible, though. Then, after a couple more days, you can do a spray tan if needed, but at least your base color should be a little more even.
Post # 10
Okay – first you need to cool and heal your skin. You’re already aloeing it. Also take cool showers to withdraw the heat.
I would also go to your doctor right away and ask that he prescribe something to accelerate the healing process. They have corticosteroids for your skin available – some are even over the counter but in lower doses. It decreases redness/swelling and could make the skin underneath grow faster. I may also get some Vitamin E oils to slather on once the heat has withdrawn. And um, yea, I would go to your doctor… like now.
I also wouldn’t spray tan/tan, etc. until you see how your skin is healing/developing in a couple of days. Maybe at a day or so out, go get a professional spray but until then, you don’t want the burnt part of your to peel and be white, and be tanned on the non-burnt parts. If you’re truly red as a lobster, the damaged skin will peel and you may peel again too if the layer underneath is also damaged. Don’t get sprayed yet but find a good person to do it now if you need it.
Post # 11
Vitamin E!!!! Pure vitamin E will sooth it and take the red out. You can go to a hi health or store like that and get the oil or you can break the capsules and put it on. Sorry!!!!
Post # 12
I agree with Aloe.
Once the redness is subsiding, make sure to use a sensitive-skin lotion to make sure you don’t peel. I would use that in 1-2 days. Use as much as possible.
Good luck!! 🙁
Post # 13
I agree with the Vitamin E oil. My son is a redhead and no sunblock works well enough to prevent sunburn. Vit E oil is the best! It is greasy but it will take the burn away and the redness too. Good luck.
Post # 14
bummer! water, aloe, lotion, all good. DO NOT go back in the sun! you run the risk of re-burning and it becoming more serious/nasty. wait it out and see how your skin reacts. you can get a professional spray tan a couple days before the wedding if needed and it will help even it out. if you think you look too orange, you can exfoliate those parts, but it should still leave you with a more even look without damaging your skin more.
Post # 15
If you don’t want to spray tan maybe air-brush makeup would do the trick?
Post # 16
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oh no! that sucks! i’d say, if you can afford it, do an airbrush tan…where an actual person sprays you. bc yeah, if you do the machine one, you will just end up darker where you are currently burnt. good luck!!!