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Xanthe Kelsylva
05-02-2004, 06:55 PM
Ok, it's a week until a cosplay photoshoot and I have a slight sunburn. It's not extremely red and everyone else insists that I don't look sunburned, but I know that even a slight sunburn can ruin a photograph. I'm going to be Celes, so I want that pale Amano look. Normally I have perfectly white skin so I don't need makeup to look pale, but I don't know if the sunburn will go away completely before the photoshoot.

Any advice for covering up a very slight sunburn on my face? I have very fair skin normally and most of my face didn't get sunburned, so it's not an issue of actually lightening all of the face.

archangeli
05-02-2004, 07:48 PM
Even if the sunburn is slight, your skin is still in a healing phase so you don't want to put too much gunk on it.

The simplest (and gentlest) thing I could suggest is buying a cake foundation in a pale color and applying with a damp sponge. Since it's powder-based you can control how much you put on. It will definitely hide the redness and it will still be gentle on your skin and easy to remove.

China-Lilly
05-02-2004, 10:01 PM
I got this from another forum:

"When you got a sunburn, before putting any cream, you can make the skin feel better in "cutting the fire" as we say in French.
You need to take a mineral water, at room temperature (Evian is the best), and pour it on a cotton cloth (handkerchief, t-shirt, towel, depends on the size of the sunburn). It must be very wet. Then drop it on the sunburn (the person can feel it is very cold even if it is at room temperature).
Let it several times. the cloth wil become hot.
Do it again with new water till it is not so hot anymore.
Then after that you can put cream on.
Believe me ! it works very well : moisturize the skin, get the skin less painful and furthermore, the skin won't blister (or much less). My sister is a redhead, and has gotten many sunburns and never got blisters that way"

Haven't tried the above method myself, but I'd recommend aloe vera gel to soothe sunburn. This will also form a good base for makeup. I don't think you'd have any issues applying your usual foundation as long as you're not peeling, but I wouldn't recommend using a shade lighter than the rest of your skin as you want to match your sunburnt part to the rest of your face.

Xanthe Kelsylva
05-05-2004, 11:21 AM
Blistering and peeling definitely isn't a problem, since it's very slight. Thanks for the advice though, I could use that if I get a worse sun burn

Nancyboynoire
05-09-2004, 11:01 AM
I burn a lot in the summer because I have very fair skin. ( I don't tan really. I'm either really pale or lobster red X_X )

But in the summer time when I burn I actually put cool tea bags on my burns, but you have to do it with in 48 hours or else it doesn't really work as well. A sunburn is no different from being burned on the hot stove, put lots of luke-warm water on the burns it'll help the redness go away. Definatly don't ever use ice cubs on a burn, those actually can actually damage your burnt skin because it's simply too cold.

Yuuki
05-09-2004, 12:24 PM
Ok, it's a week until a cosplay photoshoot and I have a slight sunburn. It's not extremely red and everyone else insists that I don't look sunburned, but I know that even a slight sunburn can ruin a photograph. I'm going to be Celes, so I want that pale Amano look. Normally I have perfectly white skin so I don't need makeup to look pale, but I don't know if the sunburn will go away completely before the photoshoot.

Any advice for covering up a very slight sunburn on my face? I have very fair skin normally and most of my face didn't get sunburned, so it's not an issue of actually lightening all of the face.

I think you're going to get lucky since it's only a slight sunburn and you have a week. Just treat the skin like people have suggested to help the burn along throughout the week (some aloe vera would be nice too ^^), it should fade to a tan by the time your photo shoot comes up. If the change of skintone bothers you still, you can probably pick-up a liquid foundation to match your normal skintone - but pick up one for dry and sensitive skin. The sun has already dried out your skin ^^ you want something that isn't going to hinder recovery (plus you can use it again ^^)

I have really fair skin too that either stays a nice pasty white, or burns red like a lobster - it's great for several characters ^^. I burnt terribly the -day before- Anime Expo last year. Be glad it's a slight burn ^_~ I've discovered that trying to cover up a major burn on pale skin is a waste of time ^^;;;

Senko-chan
05-09-2004, 08:46 PM
I would use something very light, like a powder of some sort. since it's slightly burnt...you never know you may not even need anything because it just might fade.