Thursday, May 15, 2014
OK--say you do get a sunburn
Anyhow, say you do forget to reapply your block or stay out too long and redden--what next?
First, it hurts. Take frequent cool showers to draw out the heat. Pat yourself almost dry, then when damp, apply a moisturizer. Aloe vera is a good ingredient--or smear the goo from a leaf of it in your yard.
Do not put on a deadener--benzocaine--as this can cause allergies over a large surface.
How about Noxema--is that still around? It helped.
Consider and aspirin or ibuprofen to reduce swelling and pain.
Drink lots of water.
If you get blisters like I did, don't pop them.
Stay out of the sun or wear thick clothing over the burned areas. Sun on the burn will quickly remind you--ouch!
Remember, the sun is a big ball of radiation. Handle with care.