These are just some of the methods that people are using for sunburns, according to the Internet. Obviously, I can’t endorse them.
- Food products: Mayonnaise, yellow mustard, tomato juice, tomato slices, fruit slices (like peaches), potato slices, egg whites, milk, buttermilk, yogurt, raw honey, Dr. Pepper, and vinegar. Not only are these messy (and weird), it is really the temperature of the product – refrigerated or even room temperature – that is causing the effect, not the product. Sure, cold mayonnaise would feel good, but it is because it is cold, not because it is mayonnaise. Many have recommended tea poultices: if you put it on cold, it works almost as well as plain water.
- Lubricants: Butter, olive oil, shortening. Don’t use ‘em.
- Over-the-counter drugs/supplements: Noxema, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, Benadryl, vitamins applied to the skin, shaving cream, Vagisil, Milk of Magnesia, diaper rash creams/ointments, Preparation H, Pepto Bismol, and Colgate toothpaste. These products have other uses, but sunburn management isn’t one of them.
- Other treatments: Vodka, bleach, Windex, Tide laundry detergent, and sandlewood paste.
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