I came home dehydrated, in pain, and a little bit sun sick. After unloading the car made a batch of the tea, let it cool while I crashed on the couch. Once cool (room temp?), I soaked a hand towel and applied it to the burns. Repeat and apply to new area. And then again. Until I used all the tea. (the towel was white, but it's not tea-stained. I haven't washed it yet so I don't know if it'll come out.) A few hours later, my husband looked at me and said, "You know, you aren't going to want to shower tomorrow". Crud. He was right. And we have a Thursday market, too, so not washing for a few days is out of the question. Instead, I ran a warm bath and made a tea packet of oats and chamomile. I applied raw honey to my sore, sad, sunburned skin. (the honey is from our bees and I keep some in the bathroom for face washing anyway). I rinsed the honey and soaked in the tub for about 20 minutes. After toweling dry, I applied infused plantain oil to the burns. (it speeds healing)
My skin is feeling much better today and the angry redness has faded, for the most part. There are a few hard to reach places on the back of my shoulder that are a bit sore...but I know, from previous experiences, that I could be feeling so much worse!
Have sunburn? Here are a few other things you can try:
Aloe (the real stuff. the real stuff is not neon green.)
Plantain/chickweed/comfrey/oat tea compresses
Tea compresses: chamomile, black tea, green tea compresses will even work nicely to help relieve the sunburn. (it's the anti-inflammatory action of the tannins)
I am pretty sure I have learned my lesson. I'll have to cancel on future market days when there are damaging winds. Neither my products nor my skin fair well with the tent to keep us safe.