Doctor-prescribed care for sunburn

Beauty Cred on 21 Aug 2008 at 12:00am

I've got some advice for a friend of mine who is very fair-skinned and who had almost made it through the summer without even the slightest kiss of sun on her skin--until this week. And the sun kissed her quite passionately I might add. No, I won't tell her about sunscreen ex post facto--but there is something that recently appeared in Marie Claire (Aug. '08) for her to try for her sunburn: Biafine Topical Emulsion.

Although a French pharmacy favorite, Biafine Topical Emulsion is typically prescribed by dermatologists the US. It is a primary treatment for burn victims in hospitals, but it can also be used for soothing sunburned skin and minimizing unsightly peeling.

Have you tried treating sunburn with Biafine Topical Emulsion? Let us know what you thought.