This is going to sound GROSS!!!but hey if you lay in the tanning bed to long you will try anything just to feel better...There is this cream called Shunga Balm, you would have to purchase it from a sex shop...but let me tell you this really works, it numbs the pain and swelling...It is also great for babies whom are teething try it you will feel so much better!!!
Easy and so soothing. Take regular black tea bags and soak them in a bowl of COOL, not cold, water to release the natural tannic acid. Stand nude in the shower and gently squeeze each bag (may be used several times before disposal) directly over the burned, stinging skin as many times as you like. DO NOT RINSE OFF THE TEA! You will immediately feel so much relief. After awhile, carefully smooth pure (not bottled) aloe gel over the burned skin and can take an OTC pain reliever containing Ibuprofen. I swear this works wonders.
Something I found that works well, got rid of my sunburn nearly overnight, reducing it to a tan is this Vitamin E 'oil' you can get at most drug stores. It is over the counter and intended to reduce things like scars, and wrinkles. Works well on burns, just be sure to clean it off well or next you'll be looking up remedies for acne!
A sunburn can be soothed by soaking in a tub o lukewarm water with an entire box of baking soda in it.
i itched so badly from my recent sunburn, that i was nearly in tears. i mixed cold water and vinegar (as much as possible as long as the smell doesn't bother you) and rubbed it all over with a wash cloth. about 10 mins. later the itch was gone and it stayed away permanently. from now on this is what i'll be doing if it happens again.
Apply any sour cream on burned area.
OK I AM A REDHEAD WITH THE FAIREST SKIN EVER - I BURN IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER - IN THE MIDWEST!! SO FOR MY WORST SUNBURNS - THE BLISTERY PURPLE KIND I SWEAR BY THIS - TAKE ANY ALOE GEL AND PUT IT IN THE FRIDGE(I USALLY KEEP IT THERE) MAKE 3 CUPS OF UNFLAVORED QUICK OATS OATMEAL(KEEP IT ON THE WATERY SIDE) LET IT COOL IN THE FREEZER, MIX ALOE AND OATMEAL TOGETHER MAKING A PASTE AND SLATHER IT ON, LET IT SIT ON YOUR SKIN FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTES AND RINSE OFF IN COOL WATER.
THE COOLNESS HELPS NUMB THE PAIN INSTANTLY - THE OATMEAL TREATS THE ACTUAL BURN.
I've found that Noxema is a great way to pull out the heat in a serious sunburn. Just apply to the sunburn rubbing in gentle circles.
I have worked in the nursing field for years, People come into the ER with sunburn's wanting something for it. We tell them to go to the store and buy them some preparation H. It will take out the Burning and also reduce the swelling. It is also good for bags under the eyes
This is incredible: brew enough tea bags to cover a considerable area of the sunburn and ice down to get the tea really cold. Place the cold, wet tea bags and/or a rag drenched in the tea over the affected area, keeping the bags and rags cold. If you can submurge the burned part of the body, do so into the tea. Do this for at least one hour as often as you can (3 or so times a day) until it fades. This works for second and third degree burns as well and will prohibit scarring! The tea works as an antioxidant and pulls the heat out of your body. It stops the pain temporarily also.