S.E. asks from McKinney, TX on April 21, 2007
I know better- but the weather was cool and windy & I planned to be outside for 30 minutes. It was probably 2 hours. Have a bright red nose (no pain) and my forehead is burned. Nothing has bubbled or blistered yet. I have fair skin, blue eyes & blond hair. Wondering what other moms recommend. Thanks!
So What Happened?™
Wow! I got so many great responses!! As of 3 days later, my red face is still red but hurting less. I have used the Aloe gel with lidocaine with good results. Tried the hot shower to my burned ankles and it worked, hurt for the time under the hot water, but the pain went away. Strange! Also got some protection for the future- clear zinc oxide for nose, face, ears... as I don't want to reburn the face again. The gals I've seen for facials have always encouraged sunscreen as part of the morning makeup routine and that would have helped me but I've been rushing in the am. Time to get back into that routine! Thanks again!
D.H. answers from Dallas on April 22, 2007
After yesterday's soccer games I have found myself in the same boat. I agree Aloe is wonderful, however I accompany that with vinegar. It takes the sting out. Any vinegar will do. The apple vinegar won't make you stink as bad. :)
T.C. answers from Dallas on June 20, 2007
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J.G. answers from Dallas on April 22, 2007
I'm also fair and have sunburned most of my life! I usually keep the cheap Aloe Vera from Wal-Mart on hand. I keep it in the refrigerator! That way it's nice and cold when I need it and cools me off while it heals the burn. I also take a shower as fast as possible. I find it helps take the burn out, but I try to get to it quickly. If I wait it doesn't seem to help as much. There are lots of Aloe Veras out there, but in my experience, the more expensive they are, the less they help! Good luck!
J.W. answers from Dallas on April 21, 2007
OK, this is going to sound really CRAZY, but a hot shower takes the burn out!! Yes I said hot. Start off cool, and gradually up the temp untill you can almost not stand it. It is amazing how quickly it works. I usually burn to a crisp at least once a year (by going somewhere and forgetting the sunscreen, I know dumb), but with a hot shower by the next day or two the red is a beautiful tan.
I don't usually do anything special for my face though as my face burns just by being in the car, but for everywhere else...hot shower. (if that doesn't help...vinegar. It burns like crazy but wash it off as soon as you just can't take it anymore and viola, burn is gone!)
M.F. answers from Dallas on April 21, 2007
Great hydrating gel called Emprizone from Mannatech.com. Main ingredient is aloe vera. It's light-weight and not sticky. It's specially formulated so the aloe is actually still active -- just like if you'd broken a leaf off the plant. The aloe in regular store-bought preparations has a cooling effect, but the healing properties are absent due to processing.
E.L. answers from Dallas on April 21, 2007
We use Aloe Vera and take Ibuprofen for the pain.
C.L. answers from Dallas on April 23, 2007
To remove the heat mix some baking soda in cold water. Soak a wash rag in the water then lay it on your burn. The rag will get hot (pulling out the heat). Resoak and continue. Works great!
E.R. answers from Dallas on April 22, 2007
My mom used to put Noxema on me when I got burned when I was younger. I am also very fair and also allergic to aloe vera, so I can't use those gels. I still use it, and it does seem to take out the burn of it and a little of the redness.