(Closed) Sunburn Help Please! Boudoir in ONE WEEK!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ouch! What Kind of skin do you have? I would suggest a aloe lotion like the kind in the sun screen section.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Aloe for sure! But since you’re peeling your skin tone is going to be a little uneven regardless. For your boudoir they can always retouch a bit.

But for you’re wedding I’d suggest staying out of the sun till your skin heals competely (otherwise you’ll be tanning some skin while there are still parts peeling).

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ouch! That looks like it hurts. As a redhead with super fair skin, I’ve had my share of awful sunburns. My best advice is LOTS of moisture. Aloe is really soothing, although I use Cetaphil Ultra-Healing lotion at night, which really helps. My best advice is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!

Something else that is really soothing is a cool bath, or soaking some washcloths with cool water and placing them other the burn. It helps draw out some of the burn. You can also try Aveeno bath packets, which have collodial oatmeal in it that helps sooth irritated skin and keep it from itching. As your burn starts to heal, and you peel, use a soft washcloth in the shower to help scrub away flaky skin. Neutrogena’s Bath Oil is also really nice, too. Good luck!

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am another one of those pastey white fair skin brides and have had all kinds of sun burns.  I discovered Dermalogica After Sun Repair and cannot tell people how wonderful it is.  I have brought it to work for coworkers who didn’t believe me.  It goes on cool like aloe but for me aloe dryed my skin out making it all worse.  The Dermalogica has properties like neosporin to help your skin heal.  It is already peeling so there is no getting around that but the after sun repair will keep the new skn healthy and help the peel be much more superficial.  I would go and get some today.  It is typically sold in salons and will run you about $20-25 but worth every penny. 

Once you get to a point where it doesn’t hurt at all then a very very light wash cloth in the shower once your skin is wet will help the skin shed some of the dead skin at the end of the peel.  Good luck I know just how terrible they are. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh that looks painful! Well, in a week you should definitely feel better, but you could always get a spray tan the day before to help cover it up. If not, that’s what Photoshop is for!!!!

Anything soothing/cooling will help. Keep it moisturized but stay away from the oily kinds. I made that mistake once and got puss type blisters under where it blocked my skin from breathing.

Also, pop an ibuprofen. It’ll help with the swelling for the first day or so. I thought ibuprofen for sunburns was so stupid until I got fried to hell and back in mexico.

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