Sunburned still botheringme

@syoti20 (5293)
Philippines
February 5, 2011 9:40am CST
If you will recalled my family and I went to Enchanted Kingdom. Its was a Sunny Saturday. As we wrapped up the day. I am starting to notice my skin is getting dark. I said to my mind I will not mind today what happen to me. Its been a week now and yet my skin is not peeling or what. I am wondering if there is a good natural way or natural solution to get rid off my sunburn or dark skin to due to much exposure from the sun? PLease advise.
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21 responses
• United States
5 Feb 11
Luckily you did not sunburn as it can be quite uncomfortable not to mention dangerous for the skin's health. I really do not think there is any type of solution to getting rid of the skin darkening outside of time, as it will fade and your skin will return to it's natural color. Since it is not a constant repetitive sun tanning I perhaps would not worry.
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• United States
5 Feb 11
Hey I just went to the net and found that they advise the use of lemon juice so dragon in comment one is right. Here is a link that might be helpful: how to get rid of suntan effects Drop down to the how to remove sun tan tips in the middle, as your tan is the effect from the sun burn. Best of luck.
• United States
5 Feb 11
http://www.tandurust.com/skin-care/getting-rid-of-tanned-skin.html
@savypat (20219)
• United States
5 Feb 11
Give it more time and it will sough off by it's self. If you try to rush this you can damage the next layer of skin which is very tender.
@RachelleNH (1407)
• United States
5 Feb 11
Besides aloe vera gel, you could try a vinegar washcloth or towel compress. I know how bad they hurt and how hard it is! I am light skinned and burn easily..once I burned so badly I was red for 2 weeks!
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
5 Feb 11
The only things I know to do is to take a bath with vinegar in the bath soak in it for at least 15 minutes it will take the pain away. Also keep it moisturized. So keep a good lotion handy. By keeping a good lotion on the areas it won't peel.
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@dragon54u (31620)
• United States
5 Feb 11
If your skin did not burn, I don't think there is any health danger. I am 56 and have never worn sunscreen. I allow my skin to get darker due to the sun in the spring and summer and people have done that for thousands of years with no ill effects. It's burning that damages the skin and causes cancers. If you didn't burn, don't worry. You don't like your skin to darken? I think it's very attractive on people. It looks healthy. But I have heard that lemon juice will lighten the skin after the sun has darkened it.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 11
moisturize! moisturize! moisturize! just put on lotion twice a day. once after you shower in the morning, and another after your evening bath. works for me. baby lotion is usually good enough for me. but when i feel really dark and toasted, i prefer nivea milk lotion.
@ifa225 (11092)
• Indonesia
11 Feb 11
you can use a hat to avoid the sun straight to your face. or maybe you can try to use cream to your face to avoid it. it helps much to avoid the skin cancer too.
@dawnald (84257)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Feb 11
A burn or a tan? If it's a tan, staying out of the sun will get rid of it. If it's a burn, Avon's skin so soft is good for sunburn. Nivea cream also...
• United States
10 Feb 11
LOL!!! That happens to everyone when they go to Disneyland and it's sunny. You can't imagine how many sunburns I have come home with. The worst was in the summer of 2004. I came home from Downtown Disney, and be it that my skin is naturally fair, I came home looking like a red lobster. Everyone laughed about it, put I was in pain. Of course, my brother still reigns king of the sunburns. He went to the Warp Tour in Pomona, CA in the Summer of 2004, and WOW did he have a sunburn. Now, he is not as fair as I am, but OMG, when he came home, he put any sunburn that I ever had to shame. He was redder than a lobster and just as red as red can be. He was RED! It was so bad that not even the Aloe Vera was helping him.
@mermaidivy (15402)
• United States
7 Feb 11
Do you have Aloe? Peel the fresh aloe and put the meat on the burn spot, preferably, refridge the aloe first then put it on the burnt spot, wipe it off gently afterwards, I think it should help.
• Pamplona, Spain
7 Feb 11
Hiya syoti, Have you tried Calendula or Aloe Vera in Jars of Cream? They sell them here like that but the most common is the Aloe Vera and it is very soothing too. It takes a bit to calm down the burning sensation but it will help to stop the Skin peeling so much as well. Calendula is very effective but it is very much harder to find where we are too and it is more expensive. You might find an Aftersun Cream that has all these ingredients in them. I don´t know. I know they don´t have that kind of Aftersun here. If not see if your Chemist can advise as there most be more local plants in the form of Creams that can help you too. Those two I mentioned Aloe Vera and Calendula are the most common here. Hope you find something to alleviate it know how you feel as I am very fair skinned too.
@stephcjh (38797)
• United States
7 Feb 11
I think you should put some aloe v era on it to keep it from burning and peeling. I do not mind the sun or the burn if it is not too bad, but I hate for it to start peeling.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
7 Feb 11
haha =D MAybe the tann will stay with u for good?? lol =D ISn't it nice to have a tann skin? Making yourself look healthier?? haha =d While most burnt skin will start to peel around a week or so or even later if u are a seasoned tanner. IF u are a newbie to tann and burns, your skin should peel within 3 days.. haha =D If u are feeling pain, it means your skin should be peeling soon.. haha =D If not, just let it be, and the color will fade after 3 months.. haha
@derek_a (10891)
6 Feb 11
I wouldn't worry about dark skin at all. I think there has been a lot of scare-mongering about the dangers that are in the sun, but now they are finding out that there has been more sickness due because people are covering themselves up in fear of the sun. Now, it is said that as long as we don't burn from the sun, it is more healthy than getting none at all. Incidents of Swine flu has been found to be more numerous where people are getting little or no sun, and suffereing a vitamin D deficiency as a result. I wouldn't try to get rid of sun tan, but I wouldn't let myself burn. I have been doing this for the last few years and feel so much better in the summer, than when the sun is weak in the winter. _Derek
@aerous (13452)
• Philippines
6 Feb 11
Why don't you use anti-sunburned lotion friend? I think this will resolve your problem?
@dong88 (796)
• China
6 Feb 11
Hello!This is normal.I tell you,the sun in winter in general,or mild.If is the summer,the sun's rays will often burn our skin.You had just one more week to see,your skin will naturally.
• United States
6 Feb 11
If it's not peeling it is probably okay and just tanned real good. Keeping lotion on it will help preserve the skin though. If it gets too dry it could become uncomfortable.
@GardenGerty (136416)
• United States
5 Feb 11
It is a good thing if it is not hurting or peeling. You can put lemon juice on your skin to lighten it, if that is a problem, or just stay out of the sun. Many people in the United States WANT to darken their skin by being in the sun a lot. It is strange how different cultures regard things.
@Hatley (164081)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Feb 11
hi syoti what you need is a sunburn lotion with aloe vera in it or if you have a plant of aloe Vera break open a fleshy leaf and put the gel from it on your sunburn.it soothes and heals too leave your dark skin a lone it looks good. thats called a tan.
@Lakota12 (42607)
• United States
5 Feb 11
work oon getting tan wouldnt want to remove it . I have not heard of doing this