Makeup 101: Beat the Burn
If you just got back from spring break and resemble a lobster, don’t worry, while I was bitter about your tropical vacation I will not mock you.
I actually feel quite sorry for you; sunburns are the worst! They hurt, they peel, and as if the pain isn?t enough, well you also look like someone put you in a frying pan for 5 hours. (I bet you wish you had listened to your mother and put on some SPF!)
But since that sunscreen will not help you now, here are some tips to take care of your toasted skin and cover it up (as much as possible, anyway!).
Basic Care Tips:
-Take cool showers and apply cool face cloths to your burned areas. This won’t help the healing much, but it will make you feel so. much. better.
-Don’t wear perfumes, or oily makeup/products. These will only irritate your skin more, making you even more uncomfortable.
-Keep yourself covered – loose clothing is best.
-If your burn is more serious or your skin is bubbling, you need to see a doctor to treat the burn!
The best thing for your skin now is aloe vera, a plant with sunburn healing powers. You can find aloe in gels, toners and lotion. Here are some aloe products that can help soothe, repair and reduce the redness of your burn.
You can also find a bunch of great aloe products at The Magic of Aloe, a website with gels, lotions and spritzers.
Now that you are on your way to healing, here’s some advice for covering up the burn!
-Use natural powder products that won’t irritate the burn and make it worse.
-Use products that contain yellow and green undertones which will help
reduce redness. Try: Tarte’s Mellow Yellow Powder & Cream. This product soothes, heels, and eliminates redness from your face. (No more Rudolph nose/raccoon eyes!)
-Use moisturizing balm on your lips to reduce redness and keep them from cracking. Try Avon’s Basics lip balm with aloe.
-Keep the rest of your makeup simple; bold and bright blue eye shadow will only attract attention to your burned face!