Post # 1
It was soo beautiful outside! We went for a 98k bike ride – that means over four hours on the bike; with breaks, obviously. Silly me forgot to put on sunscreen! I am burnt to a point I can’t even describe.
Now I have a wedding to go to in two weeks, and I need to find a dress that will cover all the new funky designs in my back. 🙁
Anyone has tips on getting better after a bad sunburn? Or am I the only one who does silly things like that?
Post # 3
Dang, you are crazy!!! that’s a lotta bike riding =]
aloe vera and lotion. Lots of moisture basically. Don’t put anything greasy like vaseline on.
Post # 4
Vinegar takes the sting out of sunburns. Also lots of aloe gels and drink lots of water to rehydrate you’re body.
Post # 5
Vitamin C! No jokes. It boosts your immune system, & even though it’s not a virus, it can help your plasma & speed the healing too.
I’ve had friends mention they like to put sunscreen on after they burn, though I have never tested that myself for effectiveness etc.
My grandpa would tell you that fresh aloe is better than gel from the store, as he has countless times told me! I like to refrigerate the shoots after I cut them, cold aloe goo feels sooo good on angry burny skin!
Post # 6
I used to slather my sunburns with noxema. It helps to cool and take the sting out of the burn. Aloe helps a lot too.
Post # 7
Just moisture, moisture, moisture. My husband got really burned (luckily during the last 2 days) of our honeymoon and my goodness, I would put aloe on his back and it would soak in within 5 minutes. We just kept layering and layering and putting some intense moisturizing cream on it.
Post # 8
Lots of moisturizer! I also used Jergens lotion with a tint to even stuff out. It seemed to darken my pale spots and not make my tan spots any darker.
When I got desperate before the wedding to not have crazy looking shoulders I ran in my sports bra and tank top with the straps pulled off my shoulders.