(Closed) Worst Sunburn EVER

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
8995 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Did try taking an over the counter pain reliever like ibuprofen? That seems to help ease the pain of sunburns for me.

Post # 5
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ouch! Aloe is your friend!

Post # 6
2970 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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.

Good luck!

Post # 7
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
1155 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Noxcema! Just gob it on really thick.

Post # 11
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I agree with greek yogurt, Advil and tea. My fiance gets sunburnt a lot and they all work amazingly!

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