How to treat a bad facial sunburn?

Cold milk, aspirin. Cold milk compresses 5 minutes per hour will remove heat from skin. Then aloe vera, or combined with hydprcprtisone will allow skin to repair. Aspirn will have antiinflammatory effect if necessary.Use proper sunscreen from now on.
Black tea. Here's something i learned from a patient: make a pitcher of very black tea. Let the tea cool to luke warm. Using a rag (so you don't stain a nice towel), dab the tea onto your sunburn. Don't wash it off. Add more "coats" of tea if it feels good to do so. Let the tea dry on your face, and leave it overnight. Wash it off in the morning. Voila. Much better.

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How do I treat a really bad facial sunburn (redness and swelling)?

May need to seek med. Treatment. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. Read more...