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Burnt my face - Vaseline?


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#Post 1 of 39 OFFLINE   beautynista

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:03 PM

I did a very stupid thing and burnt my face. I recently started using Retin-A, which alone has caused peeling and dryness so I decided to use it every other night. I wanted to alternate between Retin-A and this scar treatment I use which contains lactic acid, kojic acid...etc What a stupid move! I ended up burning my skin, and now i have RED, irritated, peeling, super-dry patches all over my face. I need something hydrating, soothing and alcohol free and i was wondering if Vaseline is a good idea. My main concern is whether it'll clog my pores, to add to the horror! Did you ever break out from Vaseline?
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#Post 2 of 39 OFFLINE   empericalbeauty

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:05 PM

pure shea butter. it will re-nourish your skin. Go to an african store and get the real stuff not all that chemicalized ish. Or just apply aloevera to it.Vaseline is also good.


#Post 3 of 39 OFFLINE   goddess13

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:05 PM

No I would not use Vaseline (as in the Petrolium Jelly). I'd try Aloe Vera Gel.

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#Post 4 of 39 OFFLINE   Glamour Girl

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:24 PM

Try puttng a thin layer of Neosporin over the burned areas. This will also prevent infection and scarring.
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#Post 5 of 39 OFFLINE   Aquilah

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:25 PM

Definitely don't use Vaseline! Try pure aloe as Kimberley mentioned.
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#Post 6 of 39 OFFLINE   janetsbreeze

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 08:31 PM

maybe try jojoba oil .. it's the closest thing to skins own sebum

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 08:36 PM

never broke out from it--its pretty much fine for me. use it over your moisturizer. (neosporin is about half vaseline anyway)
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 08:42 PM

I'd use emu oil, jojoba oil, or calendula.
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#Post 9 of 39 OFFLINE   littlebit

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 08:45 PM

I have done that almost exact many times. I have found hydro cortisone cream to be the most helpful for over the counter. But if your dr gave u the rx for the retinA you might be able to get something called silver sulfadine (spell?) for skin burns. It is rx too but works wonders. Good luck! by the way, i def would not use vasaline.

#Post 10 of 39 OFFLINE   Jennifer

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:49 PM

i'm so sorry that happened! something very similar happened to me, too, like that, but with different acids. the thing that helped SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much was this. i hope you feel better soon!

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 11:44 PM

Is this a sunburn?
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 11:48 PM

dont worry ive done that ages ago and i wouldnt go out side my room my face was baddddd reddd purpleee i couldnt eat or yawn cause it would kill my face and belive meee all i did is wash my face with cold water and put olay cream but hey that was like 3 years ago and then my face started peeling and all yuky but i swear after about 3 weeks my face was clear clear clear i swear to goddd and brighttt and beautiful not even one pimple nothing not even one scar and i stop wearing foundation and all this crap but then when i came back to australia my face started breaking out again i wish it stayed that good anyway sorry about the long essay lol butt dont worry leave it wear sunscreen dont put makeup and ull b fine

#Post 13 of 39 OFFLINE   Guenevere

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 11:51 PM

Isn't Vaseline bad because it keeps your skin from breathing? I would use neosporin since it's formulated for burns etc. and it'll help it to heal faster.
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#Post 14 of 39 OFFLINE   mehrunissa

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:19 AM

In ayurvedic skin care, they treat burns with either a turmeric paste (made with water and turmeric powder) - be careful with that, since it can tint your skin yellow - or sesame oil. Aloe vera is always a good solution for burns too.

#Post 15 of 39 OFFLINE   vanilla_sky

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:58 AM

I had terrible, chronic problem with chapped skin around my lips (not just lips, all around them, up to my nose! Posted Image ) and a pharmacist told me to use Aquaphor. It worked wonders, and I tried so many things before! It has 41% Petrolatum though. I don't know if it would be good for this kind of damage, but you could try if it works on a small area of your skin.

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I also recommend going to a pharmacy and asking pharmacist for advice. They often know more than doctors Posted Image seriously, I had my skin problem for so long and now it is all gone thanks to pharmacist advice Posted Image

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#Post 16 of 39 OFFLINE   beautynista

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 09:03 AM

Thanks everyone for all your recs! Posted Image I'm going to stay away from Vaseline. As for aloe, it turns out the aloe vera gel i have has alcohol in it, and so does my witch hazel. I need to get myself some jojoba oil. I used some Eucerin on my burns and its working pretty well. Jen, i'm going to check that Aveeno moisturizer, looks good!

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#Post 17 of 39 OFFLINE   Glamour Girl

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 03:05 PM

I hope your feeling better!
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#Post 18 of 39 OFFLINE   Jennifer

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 04:04 PM

glad it's working! keep us posted Posted Image

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 04:17 PM

Like the ladies said, pure shea butter, aloe vera, emu oil, even cocoa butter would work. They all are natural healing.
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#Post 20 of 39 OFFLINE   CuTeLiCiOuS

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 04:22 PM

Queen Helen Minut Jupelp Mask will defenitely help, thats what worked for me. Just do not wear any makeup, let your skin heal. And do not use a cleanser or a soap or do a peel, keep it very simple and let your skin heal.