Too much fun in the sun? Fell asleep on your beach towel? Forgot to touch up you sunscreen? All of these things has happened to each of us at least once or twice in our lifetime and the results were lobster red burnt skin! So now that we look like cooked lobster tails what do we do? Well you could go to the store and spend money on chemical laden burn sprays or head to the kitchen and do it yourself!
Calamine lotion used in the 1950s for sun burn, poison ivy blisters. It is a chalky pink color. Calamine is either a mixture of Zinc Oxide with about 0.5% ferric oxide or a zinc carbonate compound. In a 1992 press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that no proof had been submitted showing calamine to be safe for use or effective in treating bug bites, stings & rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac.