Do you apply lotion or anything when you get sunburns?

@b3ginn3r (224)
Philippines
April 26, 2010 10:15pm CST
I just had a trip to the beach last weekend. I enjoyed so much because me and my friends went island hopping in the Philippines' 100 Islands Tourist spot. It was a great experience and there was a lot of beautiful scenery. I even dived in the middle of the sea to see the clam farm. I also enjoyed a lot of snorkeling and swimming on the beaches of the islands. Because of so much fun, I stayed long time under the sun, and it gave me sunburns. I didn't applied lotion or anything on my sunburns. I believe it helps to speed up the peeling of skin. Ugly, but it's just for now, after the peeling process is done, my true skin color will be back. Do you use lotions or others on your skin when you get sunburns?
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 10
Hi b3ginn3r, I envy you to have so many interesting activities on the beach. It sounds that you had had lots of fun spending the whole day there. Yeah, it's nice for you to apply sun protection lotion to avoid from the scorching heat. I went for a two days vacation in a nearby island last week with my colleague as well. It's organized by our boss. We had sightseeing and shopping the first day. We had fun along the beach for half day the second day. I forgot to bring with me the sun screen lotion. I was afraid to get suntan so I got up early at about 7 in that morning and had fun with my room mate along the beach. Other than taking photos of the fascinating seascapes, we swam in the comfortable and crystal clear water Big time passed rapidly and I left the beach at about nice o'clock for not to get the sunburn exposing under the hot sun for a long time without applying any sun screen lotion. Happy posting
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 10
Yeah b3ginn3r, it is rather indecent to have dry and peeling skin. But after peeling completely the skin would look rather reddish and weak. Therefore we have to take good care of it. It's nice to apply body lotion on it after taking shower to moisten the newly grow skin. Anyway the new skin would look much softer and tenderer I always bring my digital camera along whenever I go on vacation. Photos taking in the beautiful scenic sites are the precious remembrance that we can keep forever And we can share our happy moment then with our loved ones and friends as well looking at the pictures
@b3ginn3r (224)
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
So I think, I would apply some body lotion after the peeling. The new skin would really look nice and fresh. I think it's good to have sunburns from time to time. Because it will allow our old skin to peel off. We just need to feed our skin and our body the nutrients it needs to be able to develop new skin. Yes, it's really great to take pictures. I too love taking pictures. It preserves the memories we had during the events.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
28 Apr 10
Yeah, skin care lotion will keep your new skin to grow tenderly. You will feel proud to have fascinating skin when putting on backless costume Oh gosh, the peeling skin here makes me to recall the sight of snake peeling skins leaving there while exploring in a huge dark cave many years back! Hibernating snakes always left their old skins there after the process of growth during their long period winter sleep in the cave. But they don't have any lotion to keep their skin healthy I think someone who keeps snake as pet might do this to take care of it.... I have seen some beautiful pictures of the landscapes of the beach in your place. As I know your place is famous of its natural and attractive landscapes of the beaches and islands I hope I would have chance to pay a visit there in the coming future lol....
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
29 Jun 10
Hi, b3ginn3r. When I got sunburned many years ago, I did not apply anything on my skin at all. I thought that it was best to let my skin heal up on its own. I was stinging like I was on fire. So I dared not put anything on my skin that would irritate it anymore. I also, made sure that I never went to the beach without first applying sun burn lotion. I went to the beach without anything on my skin and I paid for it in the end too. What a horrible experience!
@b3ginn3r (224)
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
I did this before and it was really awful! I won't be doing that again! lol That's why I usually go night swimming instead of making it when the sun is up. No need of lotion and other stuffs. It's just so cold :-S
• India
23 Jun 10
Hello i am 64 now, my place in india reaches temp of 48 degrees centigrade in summer, we avoid going out in noon time, if absolutely needed we put a weight towel over head, i have never had sunburns yet.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
@b3ginn3r (224)
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
That's hot! glad to be here in the tropical region. Well, I only get sunburns when I go to the beach during summer. Thanks and Cheers!
@phoenix8606 (4978)
27 Apr 10
no,I just leave it so, to heal alone and don't use any lotions because I am not sure how proper it is, because some can cause an alergic reaction!
@b3ginn3r (224)
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
That's one problem when using body lotions and other stuffs, you will never know until it happens. I had this problem before when I used some honey based soap, it was good at first but I had allergies the next day. I looked like I was having chicken-fox. It was awful and it lasted for a week.
@cmjune76 (274)
• United States
27 Apr 10
My dermatologist told me to apply sunscreen (before!), but also after sun exposure. The chemicals aid the skin in the event of a burn. It works! When I was using tanning beds (naughty, I know!) I loved Hemp lotion. It soothed the burn and made my skin golden!
@b3ginn3r (224)
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
So is it bad for the skin to not treat them with anything after a sunburn? But how about bringing back my skins' original color? I tried to put some lotion before, yes it stopped the ugly peeling of skin, but it also prolonged that burned color on my skin. So now I do not apply anything so that the peeling will last only for a short time.
@beachdune (908)
• India
27 Apr 10
Till now I have not yet had sunburns though I live in a place where average temperature is 38*C because my skin is accustomed to such high temperatures.
@b3ginn3r (224)
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
woa? really? It's great if you don't get sunburns. It's really irritating at times. Especially when you get sweaty during a hot weather. That is why I don't put anything on my sunburns, it would peel off faster, thus making my suffering shorter.