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I got a BAD facial sunburn on Sunday, it's healing and now the skin on my forhead and cheeks is very dry and very tight. Does anyone know how to get rid of it? Please help,
It's not going to be the prettiest look in the world but try putting on a thin layer of pure aloe. It'll take the sting out and give you some moisture back. That's always worked for me!
If it's blistered i'm sorry to say it's going to peel. There's nothing you can do to prevent it. However, you can disguise the peeling with a lightweight moisturizer. Fragrance free is important to not irritate the burn. Also, you'll want to cleanse with something mild like Cetaphil (generic is ok) which is ph balanced and non-soap.
A cold compress of milk and cucumber soaked washcloth and some ibuprofen will help ease the pain and swelling I'm sure you're experiencing. My sympathies are with you. I too sunburned my face this past weekend (thankfully it was only a mild burn). Chalk it up to spring fever and being too lazy/defiant/ignorant to put on sun screen.
Glycerine will help moisturize it. You can find a bottle of this in the pharmacy area of any store and by the first aid too. There is a product called Aquaphor that contains glycerine that can be found with the hand creams and stuff like that. That works great for me.
I too recently got my face sunburned. I don't like using sunscreens as they are very greasy - but I should have been using a facial moisturizer with sunscreen. Anyway, I was trying to be careful and stay under a gazebo that has an SPF built into it, but I guess just the few minutes that I was in the sun was enough to get my face burned. My arms and shoulders also got burnt, but they aren't bothering me, just my face it.
As I'm studying to become a beautician, I thought I should start getting into the habit of cleansing and moisturizing my face. I thought that I may have ex-foliated too much and that that was what caused my face to be so red and sore, but then remembering that my face did get sunburnt. I now know that it's the sunburn that's caused my face to be so red and sore. I was using Nivea to wash my face with, but it just stung so bad it wasn't funny. I started using a hydrocortisone cream (1%) and that helped to reduce the redness a bit, but again was stinging at times.
I have now just purchased some L'Oreal for dry and sensitive skin, and it's great. The first wash it stung a tiny tiny bit, but this morning (3rd wash with it since purchasing it), there was NO sting with the cleanser. I got a mild sting from the toner and a mild sting from the moisturizer.. But now I'm noticing my skin is getting tight and wrinkled.
And I come across this posting... So I now know, again, it's definitely the sunburn that's doing this to my face. It feels really uncomfortable, just like I've got a clay mud mask on my face all day! Sorry I can't offer any more advice, but I think it's just something we are going to have to put up with, until it's gone. I doubt you would be left with any scarring. Oh, and I know how weird it looks too... only the bottom half of my face got burnt, so I have a pale forehead, red cheeks nose and chin, and pale neck!
I think from now on, I'll always be wearing a facial moisturizer with an SPF in it! Hope everyone's skin returns to normal soon! I guess we live and learn!
I was just burned while at an amusment park (silly me). I was red... almost purple. I was suffering with pain. I tried aloe with lidocaine and solarcaine and neither really worked for me I was still in a whole world of hurtin. The thing that worked best for me was vinegar... yes... vinegar.
It took the sting out and stopped the burning. It is an old home remedy but it does work. Now here's the catch. Vinegar is has astringent qualities so your gonna have to moisturize you skin as soon as you can. Use something without fragrance if possible. Aloe is great for that although it feels quite heavy and slimy.
Buy a can of Carnation whole evaporated milk (not the skim). Use soft cotton balls to apply the milk to your sunburn. It is healing and also makes the skin feel soothed if you refrigerate the canned milk prior to using it.
I got sunburned on my chin. Its not peeled or anything its just my skin is lighter on my chin than my whole face, in other words my chin is lighter than my skin color. How should I treat this?
My whole left side got severely burned. It is very hard and tight. I've done everything from Apple cider vinegar to reapplied applications of aloe. Nothing is working. It's still tight and hard like leather. I'm afraid I severely damaged my skin. It almost looks like I aged 40 years. (
Oh my face got so burnt on the weekend. Now I'm going to work everyday hiding away, covering myself, it's the worst feeling! It's been 3 days now I think it's getting better. My skin is starting to get slight tight I've been moisturizing heaps. I hope I don't peel.
Aloe, Tea Tree Gel, and Rosehip lotion works like a charm
I recently got a bad sunburn on my face and it's in the process of healing. My skin is dry, peeling, and it is very tight so I can't move my face. I am in a lot of pain! I have tried aloe vera, lotion, and facewash, but it doesn't help, it just stings really bad. There is dry skin peeling off my face and it leaves raw skin that is very tender. Please help. I don't know what to do. Any recommendations? I need something to help my face that works, fast. I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding next week, and I can't have a messed up face.
Have you tried pure Aloe Vera Gel (NOT lotion). If this doesn't work you should see a doctor as you don't want to get it infected.
Try an aloe lotion. Don't know if this is your answer, but it sure wouldn't hurt to try a natural solution like aloe.
I have found that Baby Cream in the tube has been very effective when sunburned and the skin is really tight.
Use Aquaphor, it has healing properties, but no fragrance so it won't irritate your skin. It feels like vaseline.
See a doctor, or at the very least, go to your pharmacist and ask for advice for a salve. There may be an effective remedy over the counter. Or, the pharmacist may advise you to go to a doctor if there is no effective medication that he can give you without a prescription. If you need to be healed by next week, you have no time to fool around with home remedies, and since it is so painful, I suspect you have quite severe burns.
I read a site this morning that said to put apple cider vinegar on sunburn. Yes it stinks, but is supposed to take the fire out of a sunburn. Smelling like a salad wouldn't be bad if it takes the burn out.
I agree with the post that says you should see a doctor! In the mean time, I have found cold milk quite soothing...dab it on liberally with a soft cotton swab. Apply every hour. And go see your doctor!
Coconut flesh made into a paste, the best Thailand remedy I've ever used!