- First Aid
Turning a sunburn into a tan overnight
Sunburns. They hurt, they itch, they look nasty, and never seem to go away. However this simple, proven method can turn almost any sunburn into a glorious tan overnight. The secret is vinegar. Yes, vinegar. In order to soothe any sunburn, my best advice is to spray your sunburn with vinegar. The vinegar cools the body, removing any signs of red heat which allow for the tan pigment to shine.
The best method to this approach is to pour vinegar into a small empty bottle. I have used white distilled vinegar in a cleaned out hairspray bottle and it works perfectly. Yet I can assure almost any type of vinegar will work, one time I even used apple vinegar - I was left with an apple-scented tan however. After a cold shower, spray the vinegar onto the burn. Do not rub it in, you should not have to especially if you are using a spray bottle. If you can endure the smell for an hour or so, you will have no problem getting that much wanted tan. After an hour, although it is not needed because the scent would have faded, I would encourage a shower.
This approach to tanning a sunburn is quick, easy, and effective. It works nearly every time and requires nothing you can't find around the house. If it doesn't work the first time, try it again. Stay Classy.