half to one cup per bath) in the water. Try soaking in one or two cups of vinegar in cool water for one-half hour. You can also put the vinegar on the skin after a bath to help soothe the skin and relieve the pain. The smell should go away by the next day.
Aloe Vera gel helps to soothe the burning sensation and makes the skin feel better.
An everyday case of sunburn usually doesn't require medical help. However, if you experience chills, nausea, fever or fatigue, go see the doctor. You may have to go to bed for a couple of days to give the body time to recover.
If you take certain medications, doctors advise you to take extra precautions upon exposure to the sun. Some diuretics, antibiotics, birth control pills, and certain diabetes medicine can be dangerous. If in doubt, check with your doctor.
I have a confession to make, I myself happen to be one of those sun-worshipers. Years past I have laid in the sun for hours (after 2 or 3 o'clock you really do tan better without burning.) I also have been to tanning beds, and I enjoyed my tan all-over body.
I can't remember exactly when I stopped and started using a bronzer. Believe me - its a lot easier and a whole lot less time consuming. There are various brands of sunless, self-tanning lotions on the market; Sea & Ski, Coppertone, Bain, Soleil (which I like best of all.) I put on lotion or moisturizer first, then the sunless lotion. It seems to create a more natural looking tan.
The quest for a youthful tanned body is a multi-billion