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My moisturizer burns my sunburn is that supposed to happen?

My moisturizer burns my sunburn is that supposed to happen?

Try using cool, : Moist compresses or aloe instead. 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. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is an intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure. It actually represents the body's reaction to tissue damage ...Read more


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I peeled the sunburn on my chest to early. And now every moisturizer/aloe I put on there burns. What do I do?

I peeled the sunburn on my chest to early. And now every moisturizer/aloe I put on there burns. What do I do?

Prevent Infection: The blister on the Burn area is protective. Please do not peel off in future. If Aloe vera is soothing it, good. I hope it is not very extensive OTC cortisone cream also helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use aloe vera gel (usually sold for sunburn relief), daily as a moisturizer? Seems to work well for me...

Is it safe to use aloe vera gel (usually sold for sunburn relief), daily as a moisturizer? Seems to work well for me...

YES, very safe!: Aloe vera has a wide range of health benefits and is very good for your skin, whether you are sunburned or not! for a nice article on the many benefits of aloe see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more

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Is moisturizing or drinking water good for my bad sunburn?

Is moisturizing or drinking water good for my bad sunburn?

Sun burn: Human skin can be burned by exposure to heat. There are 3 kinds of burns: first degree, where the skin is red. Second degree, where there are blisters, and third degree, where there is damage to flesh. A sun burn is a 1st degree burn, and while drinking water is good, it will not help your sun burn. Use cool compresses, and a moisturizer and a Hydrocortisone cream, and avoid further heat. ...Read more

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Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Use Aloe directly: From the plant. Most lotions have too low an aloe % to really aid in skin healing. ...Read more

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Can you use cleanser, toner and moisturiser on sunburns?

Can you use cleanser, toner and moisturiser on sunburns?

Yes and no: Gentle cleansers and moisturizers are fine. Toners typically dry out skin and are only meant to be used when your skin is fully healed. Wait on toner use for 1-2weeks until the skin is less sensitive ...Read more

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Why do sunburns itch?

Why do sunburns itch?

Special nerves: Sunburn damages the surface layer of your skin. This outermost area is loaded with special nerve fibers called c-fibers, that respond to itch. (itch is a mechanism to protect us agains insects and other minor injuries that aren't significant enough to register as pain). Because sunburn skin damage happens in this surface layer, these nerves fire furiously until the skin is healed over again. ...Read more

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Ways to treat sunburn?

Ways to treat sunburn?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Moisturizing Creams Or Lotions (Definition)

When the skin is dry or injured, moisturizing creams or lotions can be ...Read more