Last week as I was curling my hair in my bathroom, I attempted to multi-task by curling my hair and checking the traffic app on my blackberry simultaneously. Obviously, I was unsuccessful in doing so and thus suffered some painful consequences. The curling iron was about to drop and because I had my blackberry in my other hand, I attempted to catch it with my other hand (which I did) however, pressed it on my chest. The burning sensation was brutal and I had immediately figured I did some serious damage to my nicely tanned skin. Whomp whomp.
This is definitely a 2nd degree burn and has formed a lovely blister. The barrel was probably heated up to at least 210 degrees C (ouch!). A co-worker has informed me that from here on forward I should be wearing a turtle neck sweater when curling my hair. I think I am temporarily just going to lay off the curls. Luckily, the burn mark is low enough on my left boob, making it not visible when dressed however, I have to lay off deep plunged tops or v-necks in the meanwhile.
Even after the burn, I really did not even care that I got burned because my main concern was the scarring. I absolutely hate any type of scars - they are just plain ugly.
Currently, I am continuously applying Polysporin complete with 3 antibiotics, scarring minimizing and enriched with vitamin e. After speaking to many people about scar remedies, I have began applying honey to the blister nightly and am currently awaiting for it to pop (gross, I know) or dry out.
You can read on how to treat 1st degree, 2nd degree and 3rd degree burns here.
Prepare to cringe.