So, you wanted a Killer Tan and now you can’t move? Let eCureMe, cure you of the pain - Naturally.
July 10th, 2005
By Stal Herz
Even though eCureMe let you know a few months ago the dangers of running
outside and sticking your faces and naked bodies in the sun, we have seen
the usual summer time increase of severe sun burns and poisonings. Since
vanity usually wins out over sensibility, the hunt for a tan has left many
out there feeling rather glum about their weekend tanning binges.
For those who sit pool side in Palm Springs and spray on the Tropicana
until they turn into an Arizona Lobster, we are here for you. We feel or
at least, have at one point, felt your pain.
Here comes the healing.
Immediately rushing to the emergency room before trying some type of home
remedy might just drain your pockets. All you may really need to is
replenish your Electrolytes.
These are salts contained in your blood, plasma and fluids that flow
between your cells. They are ions in nature and contain either a positive
or negative charge - which helps to foster energy and resistance
throughout your body.
Sports drinks like Gatoraid and Poweraid carry small doses of Electrolytes
or at least synthetic chemicals that act in the same way. However, the
sugar in these items can cause further irritation to an already upset
stomach. When you sweat, you will notice that the perspiration that
comes out is always a little salty. These are the Electrolytes coming
out of your body. If they are not replenished, cases of nausea and vomiting
To prevent this from happening and keeping your burn only on the surface
level, products for children such as Pedialyteare purer forms of
replenishment - without the sugars and preservatives. Sometimes in
dealing with over the counter home remedies, it is safe to go with
products designed for children because they are less likely to contain
Sodium and Potassium are key components that are lost when experiencing
severe sun poisoning. Taking a cool bath in Baking soda and a little
bit of salt is extremely replenishing. Bananas are an outstanding source
of Potassium, so eating a Banana or two with a bowl of chicken noodle
soup with some fresh carrots will handle the basic needs for digestion
and internal fluid replenishment.
If you can’t keep this down and continue to vomit, you need to
seek medical attention immediately.
Now that you’ve taken care of your insides, you need to make sure
that the skin does not become infected and that it itself is healed.
Even though you may be burning, you’re going to have to go through
a little bit more pain before the cooling can begin.
As stated earlier, a soak in a cool tub with some salt or baking soda
will inject your skin with the proper amount of sodium needed to start
to regenerate. After that, pick up a bottle of Apple Vinegar (You may
have to go to an Organic Market to find this product) and mix half a
glass of this with half a glass of water. Then rub it all over your
burnt areas with a wet towel. If you want to have the maximum effect,
try soaking the towel in tea and then in the apple vinegar.
Baths work with this as well.
After you’ve finished with the Apple Vin, it’s time to apply
some natural Aloe to the burn. This combination will not only sooth
your skin, but it will turn the burn into a tan. Make sure that the Aloe
you use is 100 percent natural. Additives and preservatives can worsen
If at night, you wake up with a burning pain and you need an immediate
relief, try taking some plain yogurt (if you have someone there with you,
you might consider Vanilla) and spread it while cool over the body.
It is a natural healer and can ease pain just a quick as a shot of
After you’ve treated yourself, you need to keep out of the sun for
at least two weeks. Heavy Sun Screen, hats and avoiding the sun are now
essentials for you. Your skin is an organism that is now healing itself.
Do not damage it further. All of these treatments should be kept up for
at least five days. If you do this and, after a few hours there is not
a marked improvement, you need to head to the emergency room. Your case
may be severe and require additional treatment.
If you are going to tan, try to limit your exposure during the peak
hours of sunlight, which are usually from around Noon to 3:00. If you
must be out in these hours, be sure to cover yourself and keep away
from the sun.
If not, you might truly come away with a killer tan!
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