Sun Burnt And Cannot Wash

by Fahim
(Abu Dhabi, U.A.E)

My face before sunburn

My face before sunburn

Dear Nanette,

My name is Fahim and I had made a big mistake. Once I went to the beach without sunscreen and a friend of mine covered me full with the beach sand. When I came home I realized that I had got sun burnt. I didn't know what to do about it. Initially I put some rose water and thought that it will fade away. It has been one year and my skin is still dull, darker and is rough. I cannot use any soap and also I am not confident on using any face wash. I went to a dermatologist and he gave me a Multicare Moisturizing lotion and Elica ointment with 0.1% Mometasone Furoate. For the 1st week I used the moisturizer and then started applying the Elica ointment. Bingo it worked and I got to see the patches on my face disappearing and the skin appearing back though I have lost my rosy color on my cheeks. But after 1 week of stopping the Elica the condition came back. I could see dryness appearing again on my face with patches. During this time I didn't use soap but Seba Med face wash. Kindly help me as I am desperate to have a permanent solution.

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Response to Sun Burnt And Cannot Wash
by: Nanette from Skin-Remedies.com

Hi Fahim,

You are most welcome. As we do not have a store location as yet in the U.A.E., I will recommend you can order our products directly from our websites. International orders (those outside the U.S.A.) can be placed at our sister website at www.aim2health.com. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with Fahim and all the best to you.

Warm Regards,
Nanette

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by: Anonymous

Thanks a lot for your kind advice. I am highly pleased with your prompt response and your suggestion to update you. I would like to use your product. Kindly let me know if your products are available in our region. I am living in U.A.E.

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by: Nanette from Skin-Remedies.com

Hi Fahim,

Thank you for contacting me with your question. I think we have all at one time or another made the mistake of staying out in the sun too long and have suffered sun burn as you have. Severe sun damage can cause a long lasting trauma to the skin where moisture is lost leading to roughness, tightness, discoloration (such as acanthosis nigricans or vitiligo), scaly or flaky skin and irritation. Without necessary moisture drawn in to the skin layers, cells become dry, caked and hardened hindering the natural cell replacement process of exfoliation.

First, I don't recommend continuing with Mometasone Furoate which is a synthetic corticosteroid. I can tell you that all forms of steroid creams have negative side effects on the skin and body. These side effects can include: thinning of the skin, easy bruising, permanent dilation of certain blood vessels, burn marks on the skin, liver and kidney damage and a weakened immune system. Once people stop using these steroid creams their problems more often return and many times their symptoms are even worse than before.

Only natural methods bring about natural and long term "healthy" results. Just as eating a wholesome diet keeps the body strong and healthy, applying products with health building ingredients will do the same. Here are my recommendations to help bring your skin back to a normal and natural condition:

1) Wash only with a hypo-allergenic and gentle body wash which contains absolutely no chemicals or ingredients that can be toxic to the skin. Our FACE & BODY WASH will provide this type of purity as well as moisturizing ability to help bring your skin in balance.

2) Then apply our FACE & NECK THERACREAM for your facial area and our HAND & BODY THERACREAM for whole body use. These two highly enriched creams are deep penetrating and able to penetrate the 7 layers of skin and promote optimal functioning of the skin processes helping to restore your normal skin tones.

In addition to the high levels of natural, health building ingredients in these products, they further contain a very important ingredient called urea. Urea causes dry skin cells to "unpack" and expose their water binding sites, thereby enabling the cell to absorb and retain additional moisture while at the same time preventing water loss in the skin layers. If the skin is very dry and scaly, a large amount of the cream is taken up by the horny layer in order to restore needed moisture and bring back the skin's balance in disposing of dead cells and replacing them with new and healthy for wonderfully vibrant skin.

Also, if you ever experience another sun burn incidence, you should quickly apply either of the creams mentioned above as they quickly repair and restore sun burned skin as well as any type of burn.

Please keep me posted on your progress Fahim and be sure to contact me with any further questions you may have.

Warm Regards,
Nanette

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Allergic to Aloe - Need Sunburn Relief

by Tina
(NY)

I am trying to find a sunburn relief cream that does not contain aloe. I am allergic to it. I have used one in the past and they stopped making it. Any ideas?

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by: Nanette From Skin-Remedies.com

Hello Tina,

Sunburn greatly damages the skin and prevention is always the first choice. But when sunburn hits....natural ingredients in a rich soothing cream will do much for skin repair and pain relief. I highly recommend our DOUBLE STRENGTH THERACREAM which contains vitamins, herbs and the critically important ingredient - urea in a rich shea butter base.

In a clinical study, urea has been proven to heal serious wounds and burns without any scarring. Further studies have shown tremendous anti-bacterial and anti-septic qualities which is critical in preventing skin infections.

Urea has an antipruritic (anti-itching) effect that has a very rapid effect on problematic red itchy sunburns and blisters. A large number of studies have confirmed the beneficial effect of urea creams for many of the skin problems people face today including sunburns and evidence shows that urea cream is useful for all degrees of dry skin.

Please keep me posted on your progress Tina.

Warm Regards,
Nanette

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Hydrocortisone - Sunburn

by Danielle
(Wisconsin)

Hi!

My name is Danielle and I recently went to a dermatologist to look at red bumps I get after I shave or my skin rubs together. She told me it was just irritated, and since I have to shave every day being a red head and white and having very sensitive skin that is hard to keep up on. The doctor recommended hydrocortisone. My mom and I went right away to get the creams cortizone 10 with aloe and cortizone 10 cooling relief. I used the one with aloe right away. Today my boyfriend and I went swimming and I put sun tan lotion everywhere but my stomach legs and back. When we got home my stomach was burnt and my legs had this weird red blotch and burn which looked like the outline of my bottoms, but my mom said I may have gotten a reaction to the cortizone from being in the sun. I was like, "No there was no side effects listed", so I took her thought and went searching and came across your website. My question is do you think or know of sun burn reactions from cortizone?

Thanks,Danielle

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by: Nanette From Skin-Remedies.com

Hi Danielle,

You should know that it is possible to experience hydrocortisone side effects that are anywhere from mild to severe while in the sun. The skin may become excessively sensitive to natural sunlight, increasing the chances of sustaining a sunburn. I am not surprised you were not warned of these risks as, sadly, this neglect is quite prevalent. You should have been informed to avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths or use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.

To address the red bumps you get after shaving, this is really quite common among many women as well as men. These bumps are a result of shaving over closed pores, so be sure to shave only after soaking in very warm water, which opens pores. This will also prevent you from having goose bumps, which can produce a red rash if you shave over them.

Other bumps are caused by bits of skin that get run over by the razor. Be sure to exfoliate your skin before shaving by rubbing with a loofah or washcloth. This will help produce a smoothness that will allow the razor to glide right over your skin avoiding the possibility of bumps.

Sometimes, ingrown hairs which are caused by shaving, cause an inflammation that results in red bumps. This occurs most likely in areas where your hair is coarser or curly such as the bikini line and upper thighs.

To prevent these red bumps, consider switching to a single blade razor on areas where these bumps crop up, and shave with the direction of hair growth in these areas. Exfoliate your skin before shaving and in between shavings.

I highly recommend using our FACE & BODY MOISTURIZING WASH to keep your skin healthy, moist and ready for shaving. This all over body wash moisturizes 7 layers deep and lifts up dead cells to keep skin smooth. In fact, lather a little up and use it as your base for when you need to shave...it works great! Follow your shaving session with a thin coat of our HAND & BODY THERACREAM which will deeply moisturize and add a coat of protection, keeping your skin smooth and red bump free!

Please keep me posted on your results Danielle and all my best to you.

Warm Regards,
Nanette




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Need Sun Burn Protection......My Rosacea Is Stinging and Red and HURTS!

by Nic
(UK)

Hi,

I have been suffering with rosacea and a red face for around 2 years now. It is always a shade of red and always stinging. Very frequently throughout the day it burns right up and goes bright red. When it does this it is very sore, tight and tingly, it feels as though I have a blow torch on it. I look as though I am permanently sunburned. I cannot find any pattern for when the redness gets worse during the day.

I also have a very greasy forehead, nose and chin and very dry patches around my mouth and jaw line. I have over the past 7 months tried both Clinique and Avene redness solutions. Neither have helped to improve my dry patches nor the redness and both make my greasy areas greasier.

As I walk to work each day, and frequently enjoy sports such as surfing and snowboarding, I need some sun protection and I don’t want to buy an off the shelf sunscreen as I want to stick with organic. Do you have recommendation on a good organic high factor sunscreen for my condition?

It may be that the amount of time I have spent in the water has helped to worsen my condition as it is very hard to find a suitable sunscreen that is waterproof. I am always burned when I get out the sea, even in the winter with windburn. Maybe snowboarding does not help either as I always get burned on the mountains!
Sorry to send such a lengthy email, but, I am desperate to find some useful advise as apart from having a sore face every day, I am finding it very embarrassing, I am always trying to hide my face away. I seem to spend so much time looking at different products but am never sure which ones to actually try.....I am 36 and female.

I hope you can help! Nic

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Response To: Need Sun Burn Protection......My Rosacea Is Stinging and Red and HURTS!
by: Nanette From Skin-Remedies.com

Hello Nic,

Rosacea can affect our daily lives not only with the painful symptoms it manifests but in our daily appearance as well. From what you have told me, you are finding that most commercial products just cannot help a skin condition such as rosacea as they contain harsh ingredients that are irritating to the sensitive facial skin. Further, being outside for lengthy periods in the strong sun, surf and wind can really have a detrimental impact on your rosacea.

Here is what I highly recommend: First, cleanse old, dry and damaged cells and environmental debris with our FACE & BODY WASH. This is an important step towards soothing your skin 7 layers deep. Next, to replenish and restore the skin use our FACE & NECK THERACREAM twice daily. This cream is formulated with health building nutrients and humectants that will relieve inflammation and burning as well as the redness and repair skin cells filling the 7 layers of skin with the moisture it needs to remain healthy and strengthened and to restore balance once again.

Using the FACE & NECK THERACREAM along with the FACE & NECK MOISTURIZING WASH will help not only your rosacea but will help to balance the various oily to dry areas of your face by helping to bring balance back to the skin. Because you have several types of skin issues on your face, you will want to take note as you begin using our products as to which areas of your face may need cream applied only once per day and which areas twice and perhaps more per day based on your level of activity and exposure to sun/wind etc.

To answer your question about a "natural" sun block, we have found that zinc oxide has been used as a natural blocking agent as it is the only ingredient to effectively provide comprehensive protection against UVB and both short and long UVA radiation. Zinc oxide is the closest thing to a total sun block on the market today. It uniformly covers from 290 to 380 nm, thus protecting against UVB and most of the UVA spectrum. No other sunscreen ingredient provides broader protection. And unlike many chemical sunscreen agents, zinc oxide has been proven non irritating and studies show that it is safe for compromised or environmentally challenged skin. In fact, zinc oxide has over a 300-year history of safety, with no known adverse reactions.

Please keep me posted on your progress Nic.

Warm Regards,
Nanette

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