June 27, 2017

Still Healing

I’m sure most of you have experienced some type of burn. Whether it was a sun burn, a burn from an iron or the stove. It hurts!!! The skin is very red and irritated. It becomes dry and starts to peel off.

Well I can honestly say that radiation can burn your skin and completely change the texture.

The skin around your eyes is normally very sensitive. Imagine that skin being burned.

So of course I start looking for some type of cream to soothe the burning and to help with the healing.

Mistake number one – Burn Cream – Don’t put certain creams on the skin near your eye. I know what you are thinking. (DUH). Well I thought it was a good idea at the time. LOL. Needless to say, when that cream gets in your eye. It’s a whole new type of burning feeling.

Mistake number two – Makeup – I have to admit I don’t like walking around with a “Black eye”, so I decided to put on makeup. Monday morning started off good, I though that maybe the makeup wouldn’t irritate the area. Wrong – about lunch time I had to remove all the makeup because it was burning so bad. It wasn’t the makeup, I just think that I had irritated the skin so much by putting it on in the first place.

I have to thank my sister for doing some research to find some natural items that I can put on my face, but also won’t irritate or burn my eyes.

She made me a natural face moisturizer and it has really helped with the swelling and redness.

These are the Ingredients she used for the face moisturizer:

Aloe Vera Gel
Apricot Kernel Oil
Rosehip Oil
Vitamin E-Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Lemon Oil (or whichever essential oil fragrance)

This moisturizer has helped so much. Whenever my skins started to sting, or peel, I apply a little bit of this on my face and it instantly soothes the area.

The healing process is just going to take time and I have to learn to be patient.