Bad Case of Sunburn? Three-Step Relief...
Monday, August 08, 2011
I know a lot of you are out in the sun this time of year and with all the heat, I know some of you are getting sunburnt so thought I would pass this along. I had never heard that taking a cold shower would stop the burn!
•Quick. As soon as possible, take a cold shower. The cold water will stop your skin from continuing to burn.
•Next. Mix equal amounts of baking soda and cornstarch, depending on how much skin got sunburned, then add enough water to make a paste. Apply it to the affected areas.
If a lot of your body is sunburned, pour cornstarch and baking soda into a cool bath, and relax in it for a while. When you get out, forget the towel—just dry off naturally with the cornstarch and baking soda on your skin.
•Then. Apply aloe vera gel directly on the sunburned areas. Aloe vera gel is available at health-food stores and many drug stores.