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Help I'm burnt!

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36mum Tue 05-Jul-16 18:54:51

I get sunburnt so easily and so often I really should know better but I loathe sun cream, it makes me hot and sticky.

2 hrs at sports day and this is the developing result, I know I will really be glowing by bedtime.

Any suggestions as to how to calm and tone things down by tomorrow or I won't be leaving the house!angrylol

originalmavis Tue 05-Jul-16 18:56:41

Ow ow ow. Have you got after sun cream? Even burn gel will help. You dingbat!

ThornyBird Tue 05-Jul-16 18:56:51

Aloe Vera gel? Ive used Sudocrem in the past on small burns but it might work for sun cream (if you're not going anywhere and no one will see you wink)

ThornyBird Tue 05-Jul-16 18:57:06

Sun cream? Sun burn I meant blush

originalmavis Tue 05-Jul-16 18:58:06

I've used bepanthem (sp?? Nappy rash cream) on sunburn before.

Wolfiefan Tue 05-Jul-16 18:58:47

Aloe or after sun or even moisturiser. Put it in fridge.
Sudocrem will help calm it down

OurBlanche Tue 05-Jul-16 18:59:09

Yoghurt, sour cream, creme fraiche, a flannel soaked in milk, powdered milk made into paste.

All work really well.

I am very fair, freckled, ginger and burn very, very easily... which is why a tub of powdered milk sits in the bathroom... ready for use.

LIZS Tue 05-Jul-16 19:01:18

Aloe Vera gel

JinkxMonsoon Tue 05-Jul-16 19:01:43

I'm pale and blonde and always get caught out like this, it pisses me off no end (pissed off with my skin and with myself for letting it happen, iyswim).

I doubt there's much you can do now apart from moisturise. I loathe sun cream too, but Ultrasun excellent (but eye wateringly expensive) or I take my factor 30 Nivea face moisturiser all down my chest.

But I do forget quite often angry

OurBlanche Tue 05-Jul-16 19:08:06

I have found I can manage Boots Soltan, but it isn't great.

I have never found Aloe Vera when I need it, or I probably would use it as it is good, apparently.

But there is some evidence that milk protein helps reduce sunburn. It certainly soothes. And I usually have some dairy product to hand: cold yoghurt, straight from the fridge feel great. The powder gets thrown into the bath, just call me Cleo smile

GreenSand Tue 05-Jul-16 19:10:25

Get in a cool shower, and rinse off the sweat, and then keep it cool, and moisturise. It's a burn - take as much heat out if it as you can.

36mum Tue 05-Jul-16 19:22:33

I've gently cleaned and moisturised but I'm worried I'm trapping in the heat!

Mrscog Tue 05-Jul-16 19:24:08

Don't used oil based products - it will trap in the heat! Keep it as cool as possible - ow!!

YorkieDorkie Tue 05-Jul-16 19:27:39

Aloe Vera!

P1nkP0ppy Tue 05-Jul-16 19:27:40

Lay a cold, damp tea towel over the redness, keep rewetting it under the cold tap.

Apply yogurt and cover with another tea towel, take paracetamol for the pain.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 05-Jul-16 19:33:02

No creams,treat it like a kitchen burn so cool shower and I'd use aloe straight from a plant if you have one but guessing you don't as you'd have already used it!


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 05-Jul-16 19:33:31

No moisturiser!

8FencingWire Tue 05-Jul-16 19:34:59

Do not put moisturiser on, or any oil based products!!! Sudocrem works if you got any.

CodyKing Tue 05-Jul-16 19:35:02

We use a solid stick as sun cream it's not sticky or wet and the kids don't complain. Bootssell it. £4 ish

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Tue 05-Jul-16 19:35:59

Cold wet towels or flannels all night.

Nyancat Tue 05-Jul-16 19:39:30

Get a bottle of banana boat kids dry touch SPF 50, it dries really quickly and is totally non sticky. It's fab stuff. I'm very pale with red hair and hate sun cream but it really is worth it. Piz buin do a good dry touch one too.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 05-Jul-16 19:42:07

Banana boat powder dry is excellent I agree! I just wish the smell wasn't so banana like!

stopfuckingshoutingatme Wed 06-Jul-16 19:43:18

Sudocrem - paste it

And lady - treat yourself to some decent suncream ! Clarins is nice and not sticky

36mum Wed 06-Jul-16 21:55:19

Thanks everyone, it's not much paler today and a few blisters have formed on my chest, I've bought some of this banana stuff mentioned and hopefully it will arrive soon!

EmNetta Thu 07-Jul-16 00:21:55

Calamine Lotion used to be used for cooling, but a recent improvement is a mixture of Calamine and Aqueous Cream, which is almost invisible in use and worth keeping in First Aid Kit for general problems. (Around £2 a tube).
Hope it improves soon.

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