Black Tea - who knew it could cure the outside of your body as well as the inside?
Alright so lots of people knew, this is the first time I've had to put it into practice.
You see normally for sunburns I turn to cheap - effective - Aloe Vera Gel.
However they add Lidocaine HCI as a topical pain reliever.
My girl is severely allergic to Lidocaine HCI.
Later I will buy an aloe plant. However this treatment is good for any first or second degree burns.
Black Tea Sun Burn Treatment
Hot Water (boiling or close to it)
2-3 Black tea bags
One wash cloth (that can be stained)
One bowl or pitcher
Steep the tea in the hot water until luke warm. Use the cloth to apply to the burn. Allow the tea to soak into the skin - do not rub off or wash off. Allow it to soak in - over night if needed.
Repeat the application for 10-15 minutes.
If the burn is on your back or in a hard to reach spot sit in the bath tub and pour the tea over the affected area.
My girl getting her first tea treatment - she loved the smell but hated that mama was taking her photos!