It never fails. During the Summertime each year, at least one person in my family gets sunburned. They seem to get burnt no matter how much sunscreen I have in the house, the car, or the diaper bag. Someone is either not fully covered, they don’t reapply sunscreen every few hours, or in my husband’s case, he refuses to put it on at all. I am always at a loss of what to do for sunburns. Aloe is usually the first thing that comes to mind, but honestly that only soothes sunburns for a few minutes at the most and I find myself reapplying it constantly. When we get “boo boos” from regular burns (not sunburns), all I know to do is run it under cold water. Thankfully Welmedix sent me a tube of their SunBurnt After Sun Therapeutic Cream and a tube of FirstDegree® Burn Care to review.
I had the opportunity to use the FirstDegree® Burn Care first, since I burned myself shortly after receiving it. I was lighting sparklers for the kids and one happened to light a little too close to my thumb and the whole length of my thumb was burnt. I was in horrible pain and I could barely keep flicking the lighter to light more (how can I say no to my kids when they were excited about the sparklers?). Eventually the pain got to be too much and I remembered the FirstDegree® Burn Care. I applied a layer to my thumb where it was burned, and it immediately started feeling better. I expected my thumb to blister up horribly and to be in pain for days. While it did swell up and hurt a little for a day or two, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I did get a blister, but it was so minimal that I didn’t even realize that it had turned into a blister and then before I knew it, it was gone. It has to be the quickest healing burn I’ve ever had. Looking at it now, I don’t even have a scar!
Welmedix SunBurnt After Sun Therapeutic Cream is a homeopathic over the counter product that includes the below natural ingredients:
- Calendula Officinalis Q for burns
- Cantharis Vesicatoria 3x for sunburns
- Echinacea Angustifolia Q for dryness, itching, & burning
Those natural ingredients work together to cool overheated skin, soothe and hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of unsightly redness and peeling.
You can purchase the Welmedix SunBurnt After Sun Therapeutic Cream and FirstDegree® Burn Care at CVS, Walgreens, Duane Reade, Walgreens, Kerr Drug or online at Amazon.com, CVS.com, and Drugstore.com. Price starts at $4.99.
*Jackie received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.