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Old 06-14-2010, 05:45 PM
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I've got a pretty good sunburn going. Any suggestions of stuff?



Or just the same ol same ol...aloe vera?
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There's not much better than aloe vera. If you are badly burned, you will want a mild antiseptic. Aloe vera is antibacterial. Remember that when you are drinking it as a supplement. It will kill your good bacteria too. Anyway, aloe vera heals deeply. It contains aloectin B, which stimulates the immune system.

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Old 06-15-2010, 07:06 AM
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In the past I've used Baby Oil but XV Coconut Cream might help for soothing
the burn.
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Take a tablespoon or 2 of aloe vera gel and squeeze a vitamin e capsule into it, then smother it over your sunburn.
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Stir in a tsp of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) in half a glass of water and apply it to the skin.
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Green tea extract reduces induction of p53 and apoptosis in UVB-irradiated human skin

I drink GREEN TEA as my main beverage and my skin doesn't burn, (I also have a high omega 3 intake and reasonable antioxidant intake) But Green tea could also be applied DIRECTLY to the skin if you haven't acquired a taste for it yet. Obviously don't apply when scalding hot but after it's cooled.If you are drinking it then it needs making with water off the boil and brewed for no more than 2 minutes. (novices should start with just 30seconds brew time while acquiring a taste) If you are brewing up with the idea of applying it directly to the skin then make it as strong as you like.
I'd also suggest ideally you anticipated the potential of your skin to burn and applied green tea for a fortnight at least BEFORE going in the sun and continue for at least a fortnight AFTER getting burnt.
If you do notice any new moles then applying iodine regularly will deal with moles (I've tried this and found it works I wish now I'd taken before and after photos) I'm not sure I would delay treating a melanoma using this way though.
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Bathing in a magnesium-rich Dead Sea salt solution improves skin barrier function, enhances skin hydration, and reduces inflammation in atopic dry skin.

Magnesium chloride information details on making a dead sea salt bath or soak

I haven't any firm information on if magnesium speeds sunburn recovery but it seems common sense to me that a properly hydrated skin will stand a better chance of dealing with further UVB exposure. Similarly remember that Vitamin D status if fundamental to your skin's photoprotection mechanism ensuring your 25(OH)D level is around 60ng/ml should mean your body has a reserve of D3 to deal with all eventualities.
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Take a vinegar bath!!! one cup of vinegar in a tub of lukewarm water... the vinegar will take the sting out of the burn. Been using it for years, and its never failed to work!
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