With summer here I am seeing lots of posts about check lists of things to take on picnics or to the beach and so on. I thought I would add my two cents about after the beach skin care.
I know many think not slathering with as much SPF whatever is just terrible and so we have a society of pale, white, blah looking folks walking around. As a result they wear make up with tons of chemicals doing who knows what to their skin. Makes a lot of sense.
Me….I like a little color! And I like not having to wear make-up because the sun supplied it for me! As a teen I used to have a t-shirt that read, “He Who Dies With The Best Tan Wins”. Loved it!
Having grown up on Lake Michigan my family and I have had our share of sunburns. We tried everything under the sun to make us feel better. Sprays like Solarcaine to prevent peeling….didn’t work. Aloe lotion or gel to help the pain, reduce redness & prevent peeling…..never helped the pain and usually still peeled. Aloe was supposed to be the wonder cure. I remember a time when they even recommended that for tanning. I found that is fine if you DON’T want to get tan and I like to be tan.
I found that nothing prevented peeling. If your skin was burned to the point it was dead there is nothing that can be done about peeling.
This will will help alleviate the burn almost immediately. Just smear it on like you would thick lotion. Leave it and it will get absorbed til you won’t see it on your skin anymore. The next day the redness will have greatly diminished, your skin will be moisturized and you will feel so much better!
I can remember when Noxzema was all the rage in the late 70s and although I can’t wash my face with it (it makes me break out) I always keep some on hand for sunburns.
Check out the below Noxzema add from the 70s…..pretty funny!