My beach look usually consists of a caftan over a burka with a big picture hat and those comically oversized novelty sunglasses from the ’80s. Otherwise I end up looking like Donatella, here.
If you plan on going to the beach this holiday weekend, here are some homemade sunburn remedies from dangeroussunburn.com. Don’t say you never learned anything from this blog.
Aspirin Paste: Mix together a paste of two aspirin (crushed to powder form), aloe vera gel, and vitamin A & D cream. Mix these ingredients vigourously making sure aspirin is completely liquefied as small chunks or gritty paste will cause additional discomfort when applying to sunburned skin. Use the back part of a spoon to crush and smooth paste. Apply to sunburn and cover with light clothing or damp rags. This will help alleviate blistering and reduce discomfort. Great results from those that have tried.
Grannys Cider Vinegar Cure: Apply cider vinegar on your sunburn helps establish a tan and it helps stop blistering. Use before and after sun exposure should be applied before and after a bathing. It also provides relief from the pain of a really bad sunburn.
SUN (Burn) Tea: Take four tea bags and make a pitcher of boiled tea or sun tea (Sunburn Tea. Place tea in the fridge to cool or add ice. Once it is chilled wet a rag and apply to sunburned skin for instant sunburn relief. The acid in the tea will turn the burn to tan. It was used in burn clinics for years with success! You can also put into spray bottle and spray directly on skin.