4.09.2009

Sunburn Necessities

(Mrs. F, Moi, Mrs. R in Mexico)

Being fair skinned is no fun in the sun (literally). Between constantly applying SPF 70 and worrying about getting sunburned, it can get quite exhausting, and often it doesn't necessarily work.

While most of my friends turn a nice shade of brown in sunny weather, I personally turn a nice bright red (see pic above in middle). To combat the woes of a sunburn I always have my trusty sidekicks below, that take out the pain and usually prevent peeling.


First things first, the dreaded shower after your sunburn. To help relieve the burn, substitute Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream Original for your everyday body wash. It provides instant relief and helps to take the heat away. TRUST me....I know it sounds weird but I swear it works!


After you are all showered, moisturizing is the next vital step to avoid flaking and continued redness. Hawaiian Tropic Coolada After Sun Moisturizer is amazing. It's thick, smells good and if applied twice daily, really helps calm the red and turn it into a tan. It contains aloe vera, shea, cocoa and mango butter and vitamins A, C, & E to help your skin recover.

So...if you are fair skinned like me, or heading on a fabulous tropical vacation, think about adding these products above in addition to your sunblocks, oils and potions.

8 comments:

Court said...

I know this sounds gross, but if you are REALLY burned put vinegar on your sunburns... it takes the heat out of your burn... but you smell DISGUSTING after...

jamieofalltrades said...

I've heard about the Noxzema thing. Good to know!

Playful Professional said...

I've figured out that bringing Aloe Vera is a necessity for me because I burn too.

USCEmily said...

Good to know about the Noxzema! I love the Lime Coolada, as well :-)

Kaitlyn said...

I am such a slave to noxzema!

Sweet Nothings said...

you girls look great and im jealous

Kris said...

This pale-skinned girl is with you! You've made me an avid user of that spf 70!

Annabel Manners said...

I'm super fair too and I swear by Neutrogena sunscreen. They have SPF 90 now!

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