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Sunburn

What is the best thing to turn sunburn into tan?

Answer

Wiki User
05/30/2009

running a cool bath - NOT super cold as it can damage your skin even more - and tossing in a few tea bags (regular tea or mint tea for added "cooling") will help tone down the feeling of the burn itself. this is also effective for other body burns (rope/rug) as well as blisters or large skin rashes. ultimately, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!! use a lotion like "aveeno baby" that has colloidal oatmeal and vitamin E to help with healing and avoiding the itch that can happen as your skin heals. aloe is good but it can sometimes create a barrier that does not allow your skin to "breathe" and can heal slower... and take some tylenol/advil if its a really painful burn, it will keep the swelling down... keeping the skin moisturized will aid in the healing process thus taming the skin's redness.