Is Carmex Good For Sunburned Lips?
How is Carmex Good For Sunburned Lips
Is Carmex Good For Lips After They Got Sunburned?
Even though Carmex contains sunscreen it is not recommended to apply it if your lips already got sunburned because of the other ingredients it contains.
Carmex has a few alcohols in its formula that can irritate your already damaged skin, next to the alcohols you should care about salicylic acid which is used to exfoliate the dead skin cells and can cause an allergic reaction.
Carmex also contains benzocaine which is an anesthetic that is extremely effective but it is not appropriate for sunburned lips because it can cause allergic reactions and worsens the condition of your lips.
We also have a text that explains every case when Carmex can be bad for your lips. Here is the link to that post.
What are treatments for sunburned lips since you cant use Carmex?
1. Cold compresses
Cold compresses are one of the best ways to ease the pain from sunburned lips. Wrap some ice into the soft material or a bag and then put it on your lips, this should give immediate relief.
It is important to note that you should avoid putting ice directly on your lips since it can do more harm than good. Ice can cause microscopic frostbite. Just imagine the lips that went from being sunburned to micro frostbite in a short period of time. You definitely want to avoid that.