After a weekend in Palm Springs I came home with great memories, a mild hang over and a severe sunburn. Ouch! I couldn’t even wear a shirt, I was resigned to sit upright on the couch with a tube top on. My every move hurt. I have a very dark complection, I’m a natural sun lover and I can’t remember the last time I had a sunburn. It’s been years, ten or more maybe. So the shock of the pain from it was quite a surprise. Desperate for relief I scoured Pintrest for any sign of relief. Lots of things came up, but the most prominent remedy suggestion was tea.
I brewed a batch of very strong black tea, waited for it to cool a bit, got impatient, added ice, soaked a paper towel in my tea and applied to my back. OMG! The relief was instant. Pure and cooling. I replaced my tea soaked towel every so often when ever it got a bit dry and spent the better part of my day doing it. To my immense surprise by evening almost all of the pain and burning was gone. I was able to put a shirt on again! Yay! Before bed I put on a thick layer of Shea Butter and now here it is the next morning and my sunburn is barely any bother at all.