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    Sunburns... :(

    On my longest ride yet, 3 hr 8 min, of course I forget the sunscreen:





    My arms/back are red, but not such the contrast.

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    Aww

    go put some Aloe on it? If it's hurting get some of the "after sun" stuff, it's got a topical pain killer that will make it hurt less.

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    Ouch!

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    you're gonna think i'm crazy....put some vinegar on it. it will take the "sting" outa the burn. really.
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    Oh, my! That is some angry-lookin' skin!

    On the bright side, now you and Cypress have something in common. Well, once it goes from red to brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen View Post
    Oh, my! That is some angry-lookin' skin!

    On the bright side, now you and Cypress have something in common. Well, once it goes from red to brown.
    Having something in common with Cypress is a plus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    you're gonna think i'm crazy....put some vinegar on it. it will take the "sting" outa the burn. really.
    Really? You are crazy. Gawd, that just sounds like it would sting like crazy. Too bad I don't have any... I've been putting Aloe on it, but I swear that stuff does nothing but make me sticky.

    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    On the bright side, now you and Cypress have something in common.
    Heh... funny thing is, this isn't even close to the worst burn I've ever had. I'll never learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    Really? You are crazy. Gawd, that just sounds like it would sting like crazy. Too bad I don't have any... I've been putting Aloe on it, but I swear that stuff does nothing but make me sticky.
    Just straight Aloe will really only help you heal a bit faster and keep you from peeling, I don't think it actually helps with any stinging/burning...

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    Ouch!

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    Holy cats, that's some lobster legs! Yes, the vinegar works, btw...
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    yea, it does sting a tad, but, really, it does help. that's what i used when growing up and all we used for sunscreen was baby oil or coppertone 4.
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    Do you have any teabags? Soak a tea bag in cold water for a few minutes and rub it on the burn.

    Good luck!
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    Oh dear. That was me last week. But now I've got that biker's tan that is rumored to get you discounts at certain LBS's. The rumor isn't true though.

    Oh, and the mesh strip down the back of my jersey gave me a heck of a red stripe down the middle of my back. I wish I would have taken a photo. It might have made you feel a teensy bit better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    Really? You are crazy. Gawd, that just sounds like it would sting like crazy. Too bad I don't have any... I've been putting Aloe on it, but I swear that stuff does nothing but make me sticky.



    Heh... funny thing is, this isn't even close to the worst burn I've ever had. I'll never learn.
    This won't help but as fair as you are you should never go out without sunscreen. But you probably know that already. Wish I had a remedy for you. Hope you feel better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    yea, it does sting a tad, but, really, it does help. that's what i used when growing up and all we used for sunscreen was baby oil or coppertone 4.
    Heh. That was when baby oil amplified the sun and coppertone 4 was for protection
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
    Heh. That was when baby oil amplified the sun and coppertone 4 was for protection
    sure 'nuf coppertone 4 was da bomb back in my day
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    This won't help but as fair as you are you should never go out without sunscreen. But you probably know that already. Wish I had a remedy for you. Hope you feel better soon.
    Thanks, Dad. Yeah, I've been burned pretty badly before, to the point I should have gone to the doctor. I'll never learn. I was laying on the couch feeling sorry for myself, not talking much to my roommate, and she goes, "Geez, you get a sunburn and you get an attitude. What are you like when you're sick?"

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    I got a pretty bad sun burn from spending two days at the beach last week. The skin on my shoulders just started to peel today. Oh joy.

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    I managed to not get burned on 7 consecutive days of 5-6 hours in the saddle/sun. Except for my lips... lower lip, specifically. That got fried. The blisters have just now healed over a week later. Ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    Thanks, Dad. Yeah, I've been burned pretty badly before, to the point I should have gone to the doctor. I'll never learn.
    I'm not one to talk. But if you get burnt and badly, please be careful and use sunscreen. You are a good candidate for skin cancer.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    Do you have any teabags? Soak a tea bag in cold water for a few minutes and rub it on the burn.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    you're gonna think i'm crazy....put some vinegar on it. it will take the "sting" outa the burn. really.
    That actually makes sense...next time I get a burn, I'm gonna try that!

    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    Really? You are crazy. Gawd, that just sounds like it would sting like crazy. Too bad I don't have any... I've been putting Aloe on it, but I swear that stuff does nothing but make me sticky.
    Then try a thin smearing of aloe, then put on some lotion 5-10 mins later. That'll break up the residue left over from the aloe. I suggest Aveeno's Daily Moisturizer. It's a bit pricey, but amazing.

    Next time, just do what I do. Be Mexican. Harder to burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Oh, and

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    I feel truely blessed... I went out saturday for my longest ride this summer, about 2.5 hours worth. At about 11:30 a.m. I realized that I forgot to apply sunscreen and my arms were feeling a little tender. I got home and there was a definite tan line on my arms and legs, but it was only slightly redish. Later that evening it turned to a nice brown that I would consider a 'base tan'. Thank god for the part of me that takes after my mother's complexion (1/2 philippino). I guess my bigger problem now is deciding if I should rely on this base tan to carry me through another 2.5 hour ride, or count my blessings and not take the chance. I guess I should go out and get some spf 4 or 8.

    Tough break with the sunburn though. I've got this stuff at home that's basically a spray can of lidocane (or some other topical analgesic). It's also got some menthol in it, which I think also helps with the pain. I've used gel products in the past that do the same thing, but I found the spray can was far less sticky, although it was probably more greasy.

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