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    It is important to not use hot water on a sunburn, but yes the tannic acid in tea as well as possibly the Bergamot oil and Earl Grey in the small amount it exists in the tea is good for sunburn skin! Another little-known way to treat sunburn is to buy liquid trace minerals at the health food store and apply to burned skin areas. These minerals and electrolytes are what skin has lost or been deprived of by being sunburned, and continually replacing them back several times as much as possible before going to sleep at night will almost certainly ensure more and quicker healing by the morning. They're not easy to apply since many of them are of a thin watery consistency, so you can use a cotton ball or put them into a clean mist spray bottle and apply by spraying (this spray method helps av...see more »It is important to not use hot water on a sunburn, but yes the tannic acid in tea as well as possibly the Bergamot oil and Earl Grey in the small amount it exists in the tea is good for sunburn skin! Another little-known way to treat sunburn is to buy liquid trace minerals at the health food store and apply to burned skin areas. These minerals and electrolytes are what skin has lost or been deprived of by being sunburned, and continually replacing them back several times as much as possible before going to sleep at night will almost certainly ensure more and quicker healing by the morning. They're not easy to apply since many of them are of a thin watery consistency, so you can use a cotton ball or put them into a clean mist spray bottle and apply by spraying (this spray method helps avoid wasting the product since it is a bit costly).I prefer to use Source Naturals brand trace minerals called ColloidalLife... though it's a more expensive way to treat sunburn vs other methods. It has worked for me, even with severe burning!Linda Redmond, LMBT NC #4935Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Aromatherapist & Very Fairskinned Blonde-Eyebrowed Ginger Who Burns In 5 Minutes Flat (Lol)

    I'm so glad this works for you and for your traumatized child. I don't mean to be ugly toward you, and I don't generally correct parents since I was unhappily unable to have children though I wanted to, but you really should scope out all of these factors before you take your four-year-old or any other family members or potentially vulnerable human beings on a camping trip. That is basic responsibility. I'm glad your child is okay, and I hope all of your future camping trips have no mishaps!

    Yes I relate, and I got sun poisoning as a young teenager living in Florida as well. My legs were purple for nearly a year. I still have damaged area on my eyelid. Aloe is wonderful! Medicine made by the Creator and put into the Earth for our use and enjoyment! I definitely use it for kitchen burns. Sometimes my sunburns have been so bad it didn't seem to help much though unless I mix it with the colloidal trace minerals I mentioned in another comment here.

    I could not a agree more. My dad has been an avid motorcycle rider all of his life, and is also a ginger like me. He had to have serious skin cancer surgery to prevent a deadly situation just in time last year because of all of the sun he has garnered on his neck and hands and forearms all of his adult life. Fortunately he found an excellent dermatologist dr. to do the job, but we could have lost my dad before his time over that.

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