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I burnt my face with boiling water a few months ago and it blistered in places and peeled all over and I thought I had been lucky enough to et away with no damage however on close inspection I can see where I was burnt the skin is tight and creased it's not obvious to others on first or even second glance but it's obvious to me and so I really need some advice on which face cream is best as to me it's really obvious and my skin looks dry, dull and old and I know that it's an effect of the burn! It blistered on my cheek so there is a little patch of pink which is fine as can be covered but I really need something to hydrate my skin!
Hard to say wthout knowing how big/deep the mark is, but I'd suggest using one of the creams generally recommended by derms for post-surgical recovery too. I've personally used both Bioderma Cicabio, La Roche Posay Cicaplast.
If your skin is very badly damaged then you may want to consider copper-based creams that specifically include the Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu molecule. These tend to be quite expensive but are very good at promoting wound healing. NIOD and Neova do products available in the UK (I use 3% VIP GHK from skinbiology but ships from US).
You can also get good wound healing results from red light therapy if it's strong enough (and this works very, very well with copper creams) but it depends if you need to bring the big guns out or not
You'll also need to be careful with sunscreen as that area will be more likely to hyperpigment especially as we move into summer. Good luck!
Thank you all. I am heading to town shortly so I will have a look and also see if i can't get some advice from the pharmacist. The burn covered my whole face and I'm not sure how deep it was, it too about 7-9 days to clear, it turned black after a few days and then I started using aloe cream and it peeled off leaving pink skin which has died down apart from where it blistered. If you walked past me in the street I don't think you would notice but I can see close up the damage that had been done.
If you're off to Boots then any La Roche Posay Anthelios XL product will do. Don't bother with the Anthelios range that doesn't have XL written on it; they have much lower UVA protection (LRP uses PPD system if you want to compare them relative to one another).
If your burn went black that is a major burn and you will have sustained damage, whether it is visible or not right now. Thank goodness you are dealing with it before sun makes it any worse.
I have previously used the gel version of this product which was excellent www.myneova.co.uk/uk/product.aspx?id=580&productid=217 I think this is one of the best copper products you can get quickly at this price point in the UK (the active ingredient is a weaker concentration but is identical to that which I currently use...the guy I buy from was the scientist who discovered the use of it and commercialized it for Neova).
Btw if I sound strangely familiar with this issue it's because I've been doing chemical peels for facial rejuvenation for years! Deliberate burns followed by accelerated healing every few weeks
Thank you sorry for late response my phone was playing up! I don't recall the hospital saying what degree burn it was, I was very shocked and freezing cold as I had to sit with water spraying my face for about an hour so all my clothes were soaked through and to be honest I was keen to get home! I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said she didn't know and to go to my GP. I brought some Cetaphil to try, I looked at the specialist skin care ranges and recognise the names you mention Poundland but their shelves were completely empty but I will head to another Boots soon for the sun cream as I am worried! Thank you so much for all of your advice so far it has been really useful!