what's best for a winburned(chapped) face???

  1. HI all!! My lil girl has really bad chapped lips and a windburned face...doc says put lotion on it.......OUCH!!! I have been using that Carmex on her lips but it seems nothing is helping!!!!
  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   thatldo
    How about some aloe vera? For myself this works, it seems pretty mild for a young ones tender skin.
  4. by   renerian
    I put vaseline on my cheeks during the winter before I go out. Helps stop that...........

    burns I know.

  5. by   CountrifiedRN
    How about a good moisturizing lotion, like Eucerin, and then a protective cream over it. Vaseline or zinc oxide cream, if she doesn't mind looking like caspar! (Just for a little while, anyway)

    ps - Carmex has never helped me when I had chapped lips, it always made them feel worse.
  6. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I'd use creams instead of lotions. They don't seem to burn as badly. I like the aloe vera idea also.
  7. by   c.wicks
    Limit her exposure to sun and wind while she recovers. Wet your hands with some sterile saline, apply a moderate amount of vasiline or oil-based ointment (A&D) and apply this to the affected areas. You can put this on her lips, but if you have one of those fruit flavored chapsticks, that might work better for a child.
    This also works well under a runny nose to soothe or prevent chapping above the lip.
  8. by   Mkue
    vaseline works very well
  9. by   semstr
    can you buy the special sunblockers for the wintersun in your part of the world?
    here they are called Alpin sunblocker, very high up to 60 LF and very fat. They have special lipcare too, comes in neon-colours!
  10. by   NurseWeasel
    Semstr's product, on a non-english page. Not sure if they'll ship worldwide or not. Still searching...

    Last edit by NurseWeasel on Jan 19, '03
  11. by   semstr
    hey good NurseWeasel!
    Look when they don't shop it overseas, and you're interested let me know, we'll figure something out.
  12. by   rncountry
    It feels really gross going on, but the best thing that I have found for chapped skin is Cornhuskers. An old remedy, but it works well.
  13. by   kids
    My snowboarding boys and their friends swear by Ponds cold cream.
  14. by   prmenrs
    Don't forget the tylenol! It's just like a sunburn, anything to keep it moinst/greased and decrease air contact should decrease the pain. I don't think windburn lasts as long as a sunburn, if that helps.