Sunday, September 2, 2012

Remedy to Sunburn

I just got back from a trip in Boracay with my folks in ECB Team and I've been complaining for the pain from my sunburn all through out the trip going back to Manila. Although it's August and is supposedly be the wettest season in the Philippines, the sun never failed to accompany us for 3 days.  We were always out in the beach or in the pool for the entire 3 days and I swear I put a sunblock in the morning before exposing myself in the sun.   My face and shoulders are sunburnt but the most affected area is really my back.  I couldn't recall if I put on a sunblock in my back but maybe I failed to do so because for the obvious reason, I couldn't reach it... my bad and I think it's payback time for ignoring and assuming it will be fine. I've been feeling the pain from my bra straps or anything that makes contact with my skin and even when I tried to lay down last night, it was so uncomfortable so I had no choice but to sleep like a live bug.


I've been searching the web for some home remedy to relieve the pain but I couldn't find much that would be easy and not so gross to do.  So, I'll stick to these two suggestions:

The sun dries out the skin's surface and causes cells and blood vessels to leak, causing even greater moisture loss. In addition, while cool baths and compresses can make you feel better, they can also end up robbing moisture from your injured skin. To prevent drying, apply moisturizer immediately after your soak. For cooling relief of pain and dryness, chill the moisturizer in the refrigerator before using.

Take an OTC Pain Reliever
Nonprescription pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen can relieve pain and cut the inflammation of a sunburn. Take with food as directed on the bottle, and discontinue use if you develop stomach upset. If you can't tolerate aspirin or ibuprofen, consider taking OTC acetaminophen, which can help ease pain but won't relieve inflammation.

I learned my lesson now and I will forever remember the pain and discomfort due to overexposure to the sun.  :(

Do you suggest any other remedy for sunburn?


  1. Di kasi alo nagpaaraw mel kaya di alam he he. Dito hinahanap namin araw kasi lagi nakatago. Hi hi. Hope your skin will get better soon:)

    1. hahaha! no worries, mukha ngang laging malamig sa inyo dyan. :)

  2. hehe! wala yata niyan si ariel or dahil natural ng ganun kulay niya. hehe! alam ko may nabibili na pinapahid diyan, check this site

    1. di kasi sila masyado nagswim... pero baka nga dahil natural na sa kanya yung kulay na moreno.. i crush the kulay ng skin, not too dark and not too white.. anyway, gusto ko din ng tan na kulay and finally na-achiece ko ang tan line... pero masakit talaga and nagbabalat na mukha ko ngaun.. :(

      ... anyways, thanks for the tip mommy michi, i'll check it out.