Okay a little background first. I usually have bad allergies. Not food allergies, just typical 'being raped by my sinuses' pollen/dust/etc. allergies.
Forgive me if I ramble and give more information than needed so I apologize for the long winded post in advance
I've always be a bit sensitive to heat but not overly sensitive.
On August 9th I went to the Abbotsford airshow. Most of the day it was raining off and on with the temperature at 15 degrees at the most and very little sun, mostly overcast. I didn't use sunscreen because there was no sun. I come home and I'm a little red, figured it was windburn and thought nothing of it.
The next day I went back to the airshow as a volunteer from noon till around 5pm. For most of the day it was cloudy out (not overcast, just lots of clouds), and there weren't many times with long periods of time with direct sunlight. It wasn't overly hot either, I'd say the highest it got was 20 to 25 degrees.
Being the completed dumbass I am, I lost my sunscreen
When I get home I'm beat fuckin red. I had a bit of heat rash around my hair line, so I just thought it was a typical sunburn....WRONG.
I woke up the next morning and my forehead was swollen, didn't hurt at all but it looked as if I got fresh botox injections. Over the next few days the swelling sort of moved down my face. The area around my tear-ducts and below my eyebrow were swollen. It finally healed after about a week with the help Hydro cortisone cream. Miraculously and surprisingly there was no scarring.
My doctor said it was a sunlight allergy. Since I pretty much damaged the skin on my forehead and cheeks I have to wear sunscreen if I spend anymore than 30 minutes in the sun...not hard to do in BC.
Last week sometime I was running around town with my mother while it was fairly sunny and warm and I got burnt. I spent most of my times either in the car or in a building, and I still got freakin burnt. And now it seems like my skin is extra-sensitive. Even a small amount of concealer makes me break-out
Has anyone else experienced something like this?
If you have do you have any sunscreen/make-up recommendations that won't irritate my skin?
I didn't know if this should go here or in 'Health and Fitness'.