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Old 08-03-2022, 01:25 PM
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DH and I went to an outdoor event last Saturday and we both got really sunburned. My entire face is now peeling. I was able to cover it up with makeup when I went out on Monday, but once I started peeling there is no hiding it. I have book club tomorrow afternoon. I'm fairly new to this book club, and people will be looking at me when I talk. It's not a good look. Do I go with no makeup? Just eye makeup and no foundation? Acknowledge the sunburn before I start talking? Skip book club this month?


Any advice on the peeling? I've been putting gel moisturizer on several times a day. I'd love to pick it all off and be done with it but I know I'm not supposed to do that.

Ugh. I know better -- we just forgot to take sunscreen. Oh, and I was wearing sunglasses, so I've got the white eye circles too.


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Old 08-03-2022, 01:31 PM
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I would go without makeup and I say you forgot sunscreen. Enjoy!
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:31 PM
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You poor thing! I did something similar, but not my face. My arm and shoulder are peeling. When I get out bed my red sheets are .

I don't really have advice. Don't skip it, though!
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:32 PM
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I had that happen once. I didn't know it was possible to get burnt in the winter, until I moved to Colorado . My face was a mess!

Foundation definitely was not a possibility. When I went out I wore eye make up and kept the rest of my face bare, and just made a joke about it right away. I used vaseline as a moisturizer. It's not going to make the peeling totally go away but it will help.
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Old 08-03-2022, 02:09 PM
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Try aloe vera gel to soothe and moisturize your skin. Hope this helps, and you feel better soon.


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Old 08-03-2022, 02:36 PM
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Definitely skip the foundation, it will just make the peeling more noticeable. Moisturizer, eye makeup, and some lip gloss should do the trick.
Donít skip the book club, no one will be that concerned about your look. Just acknowledge that you know better and messed up and move on.
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Old 08-03-2022, 04:58 PM
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Ouchie!!!! Go to book club with some eye makeup and lipstick and explain your predicament.

I donít know if this is an old wives tale or if it helps at the peeling stage, but it worked for me in my younger, more stupid days. Brew really strong black tea like Liptons or Roses. Let it cool down. Then dip a wash cloth or cotton square into the cold tea and wipe the sunburned skin. The tannic acid helps with the sting and burn.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:10 PM
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I recently read that olive oil is used very effectively for sunburns. The olive oil can be taken internally or externally or both. It might be a little too late for you since you are peeling, but it might help. Makeup tends to draw attention to most sunburn peeling
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Old 08-04-2022, 02:39 PM
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I don't think anyone noticed my peeling forehead and nose. I wore eye shadow and some lip gloss. I'm glad I went (even though I didn't like the book).
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