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Best thing for sunburn if the chemist is closed?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 4 Aug 2007.

  1. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Been to an outdoor event today and suffice to say the wily scottish weather done for me again! Because it was windy I didn't realise how burnt I was getting and now my (very short-haired) head resembles a tomato and it hurts :rolleyes::blush:!.

    Trouble is, the chemists round my way, so do you know of any home cures to stop peeling?


    Mel.
     
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    cool shower to take the heat out then damp tea towel on it
    any moisturisure
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Aye, sounds like a plan!

    I also heard that cold milk soaked in a towel is good for sunburn but I just can't bring myself to do that...
     
  4. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Standard moisturising cream/milk especially if it's got that coconut stuff in it (and you'll smell 'nice too :rolleyes:)
     
  5. The Velvet Curtain

    The Velvet Curtain Living La Mala Vida

    Slap it really hard repeatedly, failing that use the old girls moisturiser as it will help stop the skin drying out.
     
  6. CycleWidow

    CycleWidow New Member

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Hello,
    natural yoghurt is the best thing for sunburn, will be a tad messy on the ol' noggin' but I can guarantee relief from the stinging and heat sensations.
     
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    IF you happen to have any Aloe vera growing near you, cut some off and smear the mucousy-like stuff over the affected area.
    I don't think dock leaves work the same way!
     
  8. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    You could run around the streets really quickly creating your own cool breeze.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    have tried most of the above and am crossing my fingers in hope of not peeling like a muppet come monday!
     
  10. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    We wants photos - before, during and after treatment :rolleyes: (especially during :biggrin::biggrin:)

    Just as well you weren't wearing your cycle helmet - Red Zebra Syndrome - I can see it now :blush::sad:;)
     
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Olive oil.
     
  12. longers

    longers Veteran

    My grandad served in the Navy on a patrol boat in the Med during WW2 and they were told that hot water was the best thing for sunburn. As hot as you can stand it. I don't understand this as I thought cold water would draw the heat as someone previously posted. Does anyone know how the hot water thing works?
     
  13. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    This was a punishment for not keeping their shirts on and getting burnt?
    This WILL make it worse. The only thing I could think of that was even more painful would be spraying with deep heat!
     
  14. longers

    longers Veteran

    I think it was more likely a punishment for dropping stiches, they did a lot of knitting apparently.
     
  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'

    On the few occasions when I have been severely sun-burnt I took a hot (but bearable) shower and it did actually take the sting out of the burn.
    Get some calomine (sp).