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Sunblock to protect already burnt skin?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 03, 2012 at 3:41 PM

My shoulders recently burned pretty bad and I feel them burning again quickly in the sun.

I do not use sunscreen but put some on my shoulders today to stop them from burning again.

What are your thoughts on sunscreen to protect skin that is already burnt or prone to burning easily?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 03, 2012
at 04:11 PM

Totally agree! Great references!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 03, 2012
at 04:11 PM

1. use aloe vera (real or 100% pure gel). 2. Cover the burned area with long sleeves/wrap/scarf.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on July 03, 2012
at 04:08 PM

If it still feels warm/hot, it's still damaged, even if you don't see red. Hope you feel better soon. A bad burn is no fun at all.

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on July 03, 2012
at 04:06 PM

Thanks. My burn is gone a few days now but I still felt it warming up in the same areas that were burnt.

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on July 03, 2012
at 03:52 PM

Don't go out in the sun with a bad burn, sunblock or no. Your skin is already damaged and may be more vulnerable to the crap in sunscreens. Wear a physical cover up while in the sun until you heal. Something gauzy will still be cool, but clothing still won't be a complete block so minimize your sun time if at all possible.

The zinc oxide sunscreens (yeah the white stuff, fades when you rub it on well) generally have the least harmful ingredients and give best protection.

You can build up your resistance to burning with good intake of D over time, but that will be relative to your existing sun tolerance.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 03, 2012
at 04:08 PM

If it still feels warm/hot, it's still damaged, even if you don't see red. Hope you feel better soon. A bad burn is no fun at all.

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on July 03, 2012
at 04:06 PM

Thanks. My burn is gone a few days now but I still felt it warming up in the same areas that were burnt.

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C6e32ff9978fe287aa8c1c6be52d9524

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on July 03, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Sunscreen is nasty stuff. You can craft your own or just get low doses of sunshine to build up a tolerance. Since you are burned, here's a good couple articles:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/7-home-remedies-to-relieve-a-sunburn/#axzz1zZn5E7z1

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/8-natural-ways-to-prevent-a-sunburn-and-sunscreens-not-one-of-them/#axzz1zZnKLc8T

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 03, 2012
at 04:11 PM

Totally agree! Great references!

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on July 03, 2012
at 06:07 PM

A shirt....There are ones with UV protection.

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