To get rid of sunburn, you need to take a cool shower. This will ease the immediate pain and then you can use a cold compressed towel on your skin. Apply skin moisture or special after-sun lotions containing aloe to the burned area to promote rapid healing. Stay out of sun and drink plenty of water.
Cotton and white vinegar! It takes the heat away the pain away, feels wonderful, plain yogurt on your face! After the pain goes away plenty of moisturizing creme! Trust me in the Caribbean i see it everyday!
i take a lukewarm bath with a box of baking soda in it and soak. this relieves the pain and makes the redness change to brown faster. put some on a wash cloth and lay it on your face for 10-15 minutes. you need to any place that is burned under the water and let it soak.
Take a cool shower and apply Aloe Vera every 2 hours or so. It is impossible to get rid of sunburn because you can't reverse the damage that has already been done, but you can reduce the pain of the sunburn by doing these things.
Aloe, After sun, baking soda, I hear oatmeal works too. You can also go to the doctor so they can give you a prescription medication. I got some and it works miracles!!!!!!!! It has something like "silver" in the name.
Milk. Sit in the tub, pour it over & over. You could use luke warm then it won't burn as bad. I did that in Mexico. Works really good! Make sure any lotion doesn't have alcohol in it. Most lotions do. Aloe Vera works too.
If your burn is really bad go to your Doctor and ask for a script of Silvadean. Works wonders! Otherwise, the other suggestions like aloe with lidocaine, cool showers, lots of lotion, and vinegar for pain work well. Good Luck!!!
Get 2 mashed potatoes and make them in liquid form with a food compressor or a blender them rub the potatoes on your skin and then after an hour take a shower or you could Take the potatoes and rub the potatoes on gauze and place it on the burn
To treat sunburn, use orange and sandalwood lotion. The orange is vitamin C which will help heal your skin while the sandalwood takes away the pain and perhaps makes it feel a little cool. Another method is using a product called Solarcaine, and pick the one that treats sunburn. Though I have to warn you, while it is an awesome product, the stuff will make you gag a maggot when spraying it on. If you don't mind that, then please consider using it. It'll have a cool feeling when spraying it on and continue to feel a little cool when walking around letting the air hit your skin. ^_^
My boyfriend got a really bad sunburn on his back and arms last year. I tried everything on him and the best thing that helped was MUSTARD.... Yeah this sounds crazy but when your in pain you'll try anything... Glad we did:) the vinegar in the mustard soothed his skin and stopped the burning. He was able to sleep! There after we used Aloe Vera and Vitamins E lotion to help with the dried skin... :)
The redness and pain from sunburn is from actual inflammation caused by the ultraviolet damage to cells. The best way to treat this pain and redness?
Same as if you injured yourself playing sports or a workout - cold (for example a shower) and medications like Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen). These are anti-inflammatory medications (while Tylenol/acetaminophen is NOT). Also make sure to hydrate.
What about aloe vera? If it feels good go ahead and use it, but according to a randomized, double blind scientific study done in 2005 (where they caused sunburn on people and treated with aloe vera) there is NO BENEFIT of aloe vera for either protection or healing.
You may be interested to know that some studies using tomato paste extract (eaten not rubbed on) have protective benefits against the UV light damage - this is why I drink 16 ounces of low sodium V8 almost every day.
Well, you can't get rid of a sunburn, but you can apply topical things to your skin to relieve the look and feel from it. Aloe Vera lotion is the best solution. It not only gives your skin a cool healing sensation, but it will speed up the peeling process from your skin being burned. Next time, wear a high waterproof sunscreen before baking in the sun.
i wouldn't use aloe vera if i were you. it may feel nice at first but it puts a layer over your skin so the heat from the sunburn cannot escape, thus you have it longer.fill a bowl with water and add a tea bag. i usually use orange pekoe tea. let it steep for about 5 minutes then refrigerate it or add ice. when it is nice and cool, dip a face cloth into it, then wring it out and lay it flat on your skin. sit lke that until the cloth no longer feels cool and repeat. do this as often as you can. after you are done with the cloth, feel it. it will feel really warm. thats because the tea sucks the heat out of the sunburn. it is quite refreshing.