How do You treat sunburn?

I got sunburned! - sunburn use sunoil
@anetteh (3591)
Sweden
May 3, 2009 12:12am CST
Ok, I have been with my family this weekend. Me and my three sisters have had a little party for the youngest who are getting married this comming weekend. And what a great weekend we had, sunny and hot. But, with the sun and hot weather we get sunburned if we do not take caution. And so I did. Just on my chest I have a nasty sunburn and now it is warm and it´s itches bad. I have used aftersunoil and it helps a bit. But, what I should have done was having something to put on to be safed from it, and I did not. Hopefully we have the same great weather on the wedding day, and this time I will use protection against sunburning. I never get brown on my skin from the sun, I become red and burned. I shore need to use protection. So,how about You do you have the problem of not being brown in the sun? And how do you treat Your sunburning?
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
3 May 09
i dont tan easily... when i was younger i used to stay under the sun all the time. but not now, since staying it feels like its burning my skin. the sun is o hot not compared to what it was before. when we go out and most of it are spent outside, i put on sunblock. that way i dont get burned. as for sunburn, i apply moisturizing lotion, all the time, to the affected area. or this is this spray, you can use that too, its cooling spray, if forgot the name of the brand... its an aloe vera cooling spray. just spray it on the affected area. will ease up the sunburn, or if you cant find one like that, just use the moisturizing lotion, apply it every 3 or 4 hours.
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@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
3 May 09
I wish I had remembered to bring my moisturizing lotion for being safe from burning my skin. Now, I did not, so I have bare with this nasty burned skin on my chest right above my brests...Anyway, I di have som lotion that cool it down and it helps. Yes, it is not wize to be in the sun to much these days. The shining is dangerous for our skin and could couse bad burnd skin. I never get tan, only red so I should not be in the sun to much.
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@smileonstar (4014)
• United States
3 May 09
well, I am Asia and my skin is might be different from you. Most likely, I can get brown fast if I stay in the sun too long. However, sometimes it also burn. Once it burn, I just put some kind of cream that my mom mix with some kind of medicine, it helps from itchy and release burn. Mostly Asia girls always love to have white skin, but I love tan better...
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@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
3 May 09
I guess our body in western europe is not made for the sun..hehe. However, I should know by now and bring me some sun oil to use before I go out. And these days the sun is more dangerous the before...at least I will be more careful from now on.
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@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
3 May 09
yes, its very hot and sunny this summer. we got to be very careful not to expose so much time under sun. we got to take lot of liquids
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@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
3 May 09
You made a point there, liquids is really important when it is hot and sunny...lol
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@cicisnana (776)
• United States
3 May 09
My children were sunburned a few years ago and we used an aloe product from Rite Aid. I don't even know what it was called, but it was in a clear bottle with a pump type nozzle I guess you would call it. It is green and gelly and really worked well on my children. Also the cool baths with a cup of oatmeal helped.
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@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
3 May 09
Aloe products is god for many things. It can even help you with little things like wounds or eczema. I have something cald balsam that chill the sunburn down. It has helped a lot today, and I put it on a couple of times a day and it helps a lot. I get that from the pharmesy. I just can not understand, it happen every year so why do we never learn... Thanks and wlecome to mylot.
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• India
3 May 09
Well at this time of the year entire India,including the city I live in,is experiencing extreme heat wave conditions except the hilly terrain in the north, south and to some extent west India.Yes sunburns do call for protection and people do take precautions like anti-sunburn cream.India is very unlike Europe or Canada at this time of the year.Its hot and humid except as I said the hilly & wintry north where its pretty cool.
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@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
5 May 09
Oh yeah. I am strawberry blonde so that tells you how pale my skin is and I burn really bad if I am in the sun for too long. Even when I use sunscreen I still have to watch. But right now it is still winter, sort of, and we haven;t had much sun or warnth, not yet. I live in Canada, in Calgary, Alberta, and we don;t get really warm weather till June. Although it isn;t cold out either, but not hot. We had a snow storm last week even. We still have some snow on the ground but not much. So even when it is 15C out it still feels chilly because of the snow on the ground. When I was about 20 years old I fell asleep on the beach and my friends didn't wake me and I got second degree burns on the back of my legs. I had to spend a few days in the hospital because I blistered so bad they were afraid of me getting an infection. That was 32 years ago and now the back of my legs are very sensitive to the sun so I don't wear shorts outside for very long and I have to put long pants on.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
5 May 09
For 17 years ago I worked as a nanny, ans when the little one went to her nap in the afternoon I also tok a nap out side on their yard....I fell a sleep and also did get burned on my back. However it was only for some 15 minuts or so, but still I got burned. The thing was, me and my at the time boyfriend were going to Greece for a summer holiday week, the day after...so I had a very hard night since I had to sleep on my tummy and not on my back. I did not need to see a doctor...but hey...we tried everything...lucky me my boyfriend were a nurse. The ting is, some of us can not stay in the sun for to long, and we have to learn that in the hard way.
@AmbiePam (45808)
• United States
3 May 09
Well to treat a sunburn I have always been told to use aloe vera. It soothes and promotes healing.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
4 May 09
Aloe Vera is great to use...how ever, I did not have that at home...Actually I did not have any kind of sun cream at home and did not think about it at the time...this week I will by some in the pharmesy store...it have come some rain here during my sleeping hours...it was needed...
@rzrback (107)
• United States
3 May 09
I'm sure this isn't very healthy, but I totally ignore having a sunburn and just let it wear off. I have a high tolerance for pain so it doesn't bother me that much.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
3 May 09
I do not, it is really full of pain if you do not anything about it. You hardly can not move much if you do not...any way, I will be shore to bring the sun cream next time...I do not understand why I did forgett it, we know this always happen...every year...
@BlueAngelRS (2900)
• Canada
3 May 09
My Ex husband worked as a welder and would get welding burns much like sunburns and we bought Cool Blue it really helps sooth the burn and it's also for itching too!
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
3 May 09
Thank you for the tip, I am shore going to look for that when I get in to store next time...lol
@zzyw87 (1260)
• Philippines
4 May 09
I easily get sunburned. I just came from a beach outing with my friends two weeks ago. Along with that outing was another souvenir: a sunburn, as usual. My whole back and face was sunburned. My shoulders hurt the most because of the sunburn. A trick to relieving the pain or the sunburn is to slather aloe vera on the sunburned part. I use the real aloe vera straight from the plant itself. I just open the leaves then get the aloe vera then put it on my sunburn. If you don't have the aloe vera plant itself, you may get any product with aloe vera as an ingredient too. Aloe vera is known for its cooling effects; it really helps in relieving the sunburn.
• United States
4 May 09
A bath in cool water. Just as directed by doctors for any type of burn. Lotion and oils just 'cook' the skin more.
@mnk202 (339)
• United States
4 May 09
Hello there, I have to say that sometimes I tan and sometimes I burn and usually when I burn I burn pretty bad. I guess it all depends on the strength of the sun and also my skin. Usually when I burn pretty bad I use different strengths of aloe products and that tends to soothe the itching burning and pain. I hope this helps.
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
3 May 09
Dab on some vinegar with a cotton ball. It's very cooling, although you will smell like a salad! Plenty of moisturizer with aloe will help too. Best thing you can do from now on is to make sure you always have plenty of sunscreen and re-apply often!
• United States
3 May 09
I have really pale skin so I have to becareful when I go out in the sun. I always put on at least 50 SPF sunblock but sometimes I miss some spots or I don't reapply often enough. It is important to reapply especially after swimming. Alos, its useful to put on the sunblock before putting on your bathing suit to make sure that you put it everywhere. When I do get a sunburn, the best thing to use is aloe vera. It helps to get rid of the pain and to keep it from peeling.