A lot of women still use curling irons and flattening irons to help style their hair and, unfortunately, a lot of women still burn themselves with those devices while they’re styling their hair. Those burns can be first degree burns or second degree burns, and they’re usually very characteristic and easy to recognize, both by their shape and their location. The shape of those burns is usually linear or straight because it mirrors the shape of the device, and the location is usually either on the temple near the hairline, in front of the ear, or actually on the ear. If it’s a first degree burn, then it’s just pink, and just using antibiotic ointment and sunscreen is all that you need to do for that to heal. But when it’s a second degree burn, the skin then is raw or oozing or there is actually a blister. In that case, to help with the discomfort and the burning, skim milk and water compresses are very helpful, and then topical antibiotic ointment like bacitracin used repeatedly and frequently will give you the best and the fastest healing. If it’s been some time since the burn, and the skin has turned brown as a result of the injury, then we use exfoliants, bleaches and, of course, sunscreen. But the most important thing for people who use these devices is to do it slowly and be careful to try to avoid these unnecessary burns.