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I have sunburnt legs . Not evenly burnt but a big red painful rectangle on half of my shin.
I have an event to go to in a couple of weeks and planned to go bare legged. Is there a leg make up that will disguise it and even out the skin tone? Don't want to have to get new outfit (trousers) to cover.
Don't have cold showers, have warm ones. I was staying with friends in Bermuda and another girl got very badly sunburned and her dad explained it like this : if you want to skin a tomato, you put it in very hot water and then very cold water so that the skin contracts and lifts off. Same thing with humans - hot sun + cold showers will make the skin contract and then peel and you'll be left with marks.
Keep moisturising, aloe vera is a good tip. Also natural yoghurt.
If all else fails you can buy camouflage make up from theatre shops (Charles Fox in Covent Garden for example) which should cover it. It should be gone in a few weeks though surely?