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Hi! Quick question. I actually ran a marathon this weekend, and thanks to sweat and water, my sunscreen didn't hold up as well as anticpated. My face was literally "torched" by the sun - blisters and beyond red. What can I do to mitigate the damage?

By June 9, 2011 - 10:14am
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In addition to mitigating the potential long term damage done by this burn, what also can I do to heal this quicker. And - does anyone have any recommendations for sunscreen that holds up through sweat and water during marathons and triathlons? Can't have this happen again!

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Thanks Susan!

Yes - I might have to look into the sunblock next time in addition to the sunscreen. I won't paint my face all over with the block, but definitely maybe under my eyes and nose. And, I think a hat would be prudent. I am NOT a fan or running with them, but if it'll save my skin in the long run, I'll reconsider :)

Thanks again for the suggestions, and I'll keep an eye out on the blisters. My skin is definitely in "healing" mode right now though - as the blisters have turned into scabs now. Which - I guess is somewhat good news, but then bad as well, as it is starting to peel... and I'm not a fan of the discoloration of my skin. Ugh.

The moisturizing has been key for me so far... aloe was good, then it just started to sting.



June 9, 2011 - 1:31pm
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