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    I have sunburn from being out longer than I expected today, and I need it to either turn brown or go away by late next week...any suggestions?

    I.e. Should I avoid sun completely? Or go out in it with lots of suncream on to turn the red brown? Or use some magical cream (yes, I doubt this exists but I can hope!)?

    Aaaargh, it's also in random places so I'm all patchy

    Cheers for any advice,

    ZarathustraX

    EDIT: I'm already using copious amounts of aftersun, so no need to recommend that!
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    Me too!!! I'm really rather fair skinned and had a strappy top on and a plait down my back today- and no suncream- so I have quite a bizarre pattern of redness on my back and shoulders. I've been rubbing in aftersun every 5 minutes. I look so ridiculous!! xxx
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    Use aftersun!!! lots and lots!!!
    put loads of suncream on before you go in sun!! - that'll stop you getting more burnt!!

    i'm burnt at the minute but i got told off - i work in a doctors surgery!!! - the doctors were telling me off!!
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    (Original post by looby3)
    Use aftersun!!! lots and lots!!!
    I am, but what is that actually going to DO? I mean - will it get rid of the red, or help it to go brown (in which case I need to even out the rest of my skin!)?

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    (Original post by Zarathustra)
    I have sunburn from being out longer than I expected today, and I need it to either turn brown or go away by late next week...any suggestions?

    I.e. Should I avoid sun completely? Or go out in it with lots of suncream on to turn the red brown? Or use some magical cream (yes, I doubt this exists but I can hope!)?

    Aaaargh, it's also in random places so I'm all patchy

    Cheers for any advice,

    ZarathustraX

    EDIT: I'm already using copious amounts of aftersun, so no need to recommend that!
    Silly girl. But, we all do it, so I suggest just to:

    1. Continue with the aftersun (it will turn brown)
    2. If you're patchy, go for a spray tan or something.

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    (Original post by red_roadkill)
    2. If you're patchy, go for a spray tan or something.
    Oooooh, you have GOT to be joking -I do watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S you know!!!

    Artificial tanning methods are not trusted by me :eek:

    What's happened to all your rep chick? You used to have loads! *adds r_r to pending rep list**

    ZarathustraX

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    iv got BIIIGGG fat strap marks with burnt bits all around it...now, u cant get fake tan that goes red so il have to leave it patchy...but, like many ppl out there, tis my prom next thurs, and i have bright red shoulders and am wearin a strapless dress!!
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    Avoid the sun for now, it'll make the burn worse even with a gallon of suncream. Lots of soothing aftersun/aloe vera and keep yourself hydrated is the best thing you can do
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    (Original post by Zarathustra)
    Oooooh, you have GOT to be joking -I do watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S you know!!!

    Artificial tanning methods are not trusted by me :eek:

    What's happened to all your rep chick? You used to have loads! *adds r_r to pending rep list**

    ZarathustraX

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    Awww thankyou for the rep!

    4 gems is the most I've ever had btw!
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    Definitely don't go out in the sun anymore, sun cream does not protect skin that is already burnt. Moisturise lots in an attempt to make the red go brown. xx
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    Same thing has happened to me. It looks stupid as it is a stripe down one arm!!! Thinking I might have to get a spray tan otherwise I will feel very selfconscious in my prom dress!!!
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    it fades pretty quickly, dont worry
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    (Original post by rock_tenth)
    it fades pretty quickly, dont worry
    I hope so!!


    (woohoo post number 2000!! :p: )
 
 
 
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