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OMG - An Aloe Vera Plant is all you need!

I got a terrible sunburn at my sister's playing tennis. I am blonde and I knew I had really badly burned myself. Immediately, when you realize you're burned take an aloe leaf, split it open, cut of sharp edges and apply directly and gently to sunburn. Don't stop doing this until that burning sensation is gone! It will cool it immediately but you have to continue with another leaf, then another, and another....I ended up using the ENTIRE plant but had stopped the sunburn in time. I did end up buying her another plant though - for next time :)
November 05 2009

Norah from San Francisco, CA

12 8

Egg white for burns

This is more for burns in general...
A young boy with a serious body burn was already healing by the time he reached the emergency room, amazing the doctor. Grandma had coated the burn with raw egg white. Next time we have a sunburn, I'll be trying it on that!
I have used fresh aloe (keep a plant handy!), then vitamin E oil many times on minor burns with great success. Takes the sting right out. Just run area under cold water first. For the E, simply bite open a little supplement capsule, apply, and swallow the rest while you're at it!
October 31 2009

Lynn from Freeport, IL USA

18 4

White Vinegar

Immediately after you get the sunburn, pat your skin down with white vinegar. I don't dilute it but you probably could. It stinks and you should leave it on as long as possible before bathing but it works wonders. No pain and no blisters.
September 10 2009

Kara from Florida

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Home Remedys for Sunburn

Try any of the following:

1. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
2. Apply cold water pads on the burn. Cold compresses dipped in a solution of some vinegar, ice and water is very beneficial to take the heat out and to cure sunburns.
3. Apply some mashed tomato mixed with crushed ice on the affected area to treat and get instant relief.
4. Apply a mixture of 2 teaspoon tomato juice and 4 tablespoon buttermilk. Leave for 1/2 an hour and then wash off.
5. A thin paste of sandalwood applied to the sunburn area is beneficial.
6. Apply a mixture of 2 teaspoon olive oil and 2 teaspoon vinegar. Leave for 1/2 an hour and then wash off.
7. Take vitamin E supplements to reduce itching and speeding up healing of sunburns.
8. Put preparation H (available from pharmacies) very lightly on the sunburned skin. It will prevent the skin from peeling, and reduce burning and swelling.
9. Slowly rub slices of fresh cold cucumber over the burns.

Thanks to my Grandma for sharing!
July 07 2009

Aaron Johns from Huntington, IN USA

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Preparation H- Hemorrhoidal gel or cream

Preparation H cream or gel..for relief of sunburn, I used to work in a pharmacy and the pharmacist told me about this and I laughed, but it works. Think about what it does for hemorrhoids. It shrinks swelling and stops pain, itching, redness, it has vitamin E and aloe...hello!!!!! Same thing as sunburn!!! Pain is gone within an hour, and you tan usually the next day depending on the severity of the burn. You must use it as soon as you sunburn, don't wait days later.
July 02 2009

Lisa Calder from Texas USA

35 9

Sesame Oil

I had the worse sunburn....applied Sesame Oil several times a day. No peeling...turned into a tan. Sesame Oil is good for age spots also...amazing.
April 24 2009

Anonymous from Ashland Oregon

12 10

Never use oil !!!

I'm not an expert but I know to never use oil of any kind on any burn if you feel the skin it is still hot so oil jus keeps it cooking. It will take twice as long to heal. I use aloe vera the real plant cut it open and rub it on the burn several times until the burn is healed.
April 11 2009

Jen from conway Ar

7 21

Sunburn= apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, reapply throughout the day
March 10 2009

Paige from Fayetteville AR

8 14

Sunburns

100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel is the BEST remedy for sunburns. You can buy it in a bottle at any healthfood store.
March 04 2009

Stephany from North Dakota

65 9

Milk

If you have enough money to buy enough milk you could bathe in milk, honey and water.
February 11 2009

hannah from saskatoon

4 24

Shaving cream

As silly as it sounds but if you have a real bad sunburn and your still awake at 4 in the morning and you have tryed the cool shower the aloe,camamil lotion and even reapplied sunscreen because you are running out of options and the burning sensation is really getting to you. Grab your hubbys shaving cream squirt some on to your hands rub your hands together and apply takes the burning feeling away instantly and who cares if you smell like a bloke,as long as it works.
January 25 2009

kelly from new zealand

30 10

Sunburn remedy

Wet a rag or paper towel, wet sunburn area, when dry wet again as often as you like.
January 24 2009

juan from MIAMI,FLA.USA

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