Any creative ways to alleviate the itch from sunburn? I went tanning yesterday and apparently they have new bulbs and now I have a crimson tushy. Before anyone tells me about the dangers of tanning beds, I know them. I am going to central america in July and want to prepare my skin. A slight burn here is WAY better than a major burn there that could and would ruin my entire vacation. So . . . I'm itchy beyond all belief and have an Aloe Vera gel with lidocaine, but the itch!! It's making me crazy!!! Any help would be stupendous!
I had a horrrrrrrrible sunburn a few years ago. Actually, it was about ten years ago now and realizing that makes me feel old... Anyway, I tried vinegar first, all it did was stink (if it helped I missed that part). Then I tried the hydrocortisone and it helped, but I was burned BAD. Believe it or not, someone told us to try soaking in a bath of tea. As miserable as we (my step-mom and I) were, we were willing to try anything. So we soaked in a bath of tea. Now, it only helped on a seriously minor level, but afterwards I had the best tan EVER. And I didn't burn once for the rest of the year, which is unheard of for me, so if you're working on your base, it might not hurt to try it.
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