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#1 of 5 Old 05-26-2002, 09:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I got a horrible sunburn on me legs, a little on other parts, but mostly my legs. It is horribly painful, and one spot even has a little blister. I don't burn easily, but somehow managed to fry em. Besides aloe vera, does anyone have any good pain relieving sunburn remedies? Also, we bought a cheap bottle of aloe gel at WalMart for $2.00. Then I was at Whole Foods today and saw a more expensive container of a clear substance, and it said 100% pure aloe. What is the difference, and is one lots better than the other? Thanks for the advice!

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Take a vinagar bath. Just dump a bunch in a tub with fairly warm water, as warm as you can stand it. The vinager will take the sting out. (at least for a while) It will also help take away the pulling feeling of the skin.
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This won't help immediately, but take extra vitamin c. C really helps cell regeneration so should help your skin heal more quickly. Also, you may want to try dosing yourself with some Rescue Remedy while it is still painful. Hope you're feeling better soon!
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when i was little my grandma used to smear sour cream or buttermilk on me if i had sunburns.

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I agree with the vinegar bath... I have found this to be the most efective.. I sometimes even soak a cloth in vinegar and lay it on the burn if it's only in one area.(which most often hapens to me.. missing a spot with the sunscreen). The vinegar will make the burn look really red but it takes the sting away.Then I would follow up with aloe afterward.. along with a good moisturizer.
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