Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday: Sunburn Help

Let's start out with the facts. I'm pale and covered in freckles. In my lifetime, I've had more horrible sunburns than I care to admit. Recently, while a good friend was visiting, we went to the beach. Let's just say my sunscreen applier skipped a spot or twelve. I came home a little fried in a few blotchy spots. Yeah, it's pretty.

Anyway, back to the part that helps you. Should you find yourself in the sunburn category, run, do not walk, to the store and get a tub of Noxema. Slather that stuff on and feel the soothing goodness. It will take the burn right out of that sunburn and make life more pleasant almost immediately. Continue to apply as long as you need to. For me, I just cake it up and don't even bother rubbing it in. If you are that burnt, you won't be up to leaving the house or walking the runway any time soon, anyway. Noxema has become Big Daddy's new Neosporin, he thinks it cures everything. In the post below where I listed all of the complaints of the day from our family, he recommended Noxema for every single one of them. Is that weird?

It works for me! Run on over to Shannon's place to find more helpful tips!


  1. um yea, SLATHER it on, and DO NOT let your husband DRAW on you with it....OOWWW!!!

    So has Big Daddy seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding?? Windex??

  2. I love the title of your bog! That was worth the trip. I, too, am pigment-challenged but I haven't tried Noxema. I usually pick up some "sunburn relief" stuff at the beginning of summer - it' a quarter gone already!

    Now, at my ripe-ole-middle-age, I sit in the shade as much as possible.

  3. I've tried lots of stuff...but noxema I have not! I'll try it the next time I'm burnt...probably tomarrow at the rate i'm going this summer!
    Don't you just LOVE the splotchy look of missed places! That happens to me all the time, but at least you know the sunscreen did work! I even had a perfectly placed handprint on my arm one time...too funny!

  4. I grew up on Noxema...didn't even know they still made it. I actually used it to wash my face with every night also...it left such an awesome feeling on my face when done.

  5. Literally about a half hour we took our daughter's shirt off for bathtime and her shoulders were sooo sunburned from water play at camp this morning. Yikes! This is very timely advice!


    Mother of Whitest Child EVER!!