anyone got any idea how to soothe really severe sunburn?
and when will it go?
I'm talking really bad red raw sunburn :(
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You poor thing. I got sunburned about a month ago. It was quite bad, wouldn't call it severe though. But it stung and hurt bad for I'd say about 24-36 hours, then the stinging went away. It then took a further 3 days before it started peeling. The color started to fade quite quickly after about 2 days of being burnt.
For the first day when it stings the best thing to do is place a damp cloth on it to temporarily relieve the stinging. Then when you shower, use baby oil to re-hydrate the burnt areas. And also use aloe vera gel to help cool it down too.
Other then that you just have to live thru it I'm afraid.
Whatever you do make sure you don't massage it or irritate the skin in any way. It can swell up etc.