I am VERY fair skinned and fry like a pancake in the hot summer sun! My advice, firstly, follow all the rules! Big hats, sunscreen, reapply often, etc. BUT if you do get burned, the best way I have found to combat it is this. First, cool showers or baths, or alternately, ice packs wrapped in towels. For itching and pain, aloe is best. Especially from an aloe plant. (I grew up in the southwest!) If that doesn't do the trick, try this. Strip down to nothing but some comfy shorts or undies. Cook up some plain ol' oatmeal, like in the tall cylyndrical cans, and let it cool. Pop it in the fridge even! Spread it all over the burned skin. Cut holes in a garbage bag for your head and arms, put it on over the oatmeal. Sit and chill! it calms the skin like you wouldn't believe!!!
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