Tuesday Two-fer: Sunburn Season

I apologize if this brings up painful sunburn memories (it sure does for me).  It also brings up Noxzema memories (tell me I'm not the only one who likes that smell!)  What they don't say is that Noxzema will saturate your bedding and make it smell forever, and spray-on "first aid" hurts like a mofo on sunburns.  Getting "Solarcained" was only slightly less painful than a smack on the back.

Noxzema, 1953

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This one has its own unpleasant vibes and even more disturbing connections to The Simpsons...


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I remember Unguentine...My mom used to use it on cuts as well as burns, which may be why I don't remember it being particularly painful to put on burns because it REALLLY hurt if you put it on other injuries. Particularly the time I fell down a disused well which happened to be heavily overgrown with stinging nettle that cushioned my fall at an agonizing price.

And yes, Noxema smells nice. Haven't seen it around for a long time, though I assume it's still sold. I also remember it tends to separate in the container and has to be stirred regularly to avoid looking disgusting.