Recently I’ve had a few instances of burnt skin. One instance was caused by the scorching hot pipe on my motorcycle, and the other instance was caused when my mom’s cat, Buddha, decided to take a bite out of my arm while I was holding a mug of (gasp!) extremely hot tea.

Disappointed with the look of my newly decorated legs as we approach swimsuit season, I headed to my local drug store to look for some kind of solution. To my surprise I found this product, advertising green tea as the ultimate cure to my unsightly spots (with “guaranteed results” no less). Kind of ironic that the cause of my problem could also be a part of the solution…

Any of the experts out there have any thoughts about green tea and its potential as a topical ointment?