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Try These 8 Natural Remedies to Soothe Your Sunburn

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Keep your moisturizer in the refrigerator for even more cooling.

8) Aloe vera

This cactus plant contains a gel inside the leaves that can help ease sunburn pain and speed healing. If you don’t want to grow the plant, you can buy pure aloe vera gel or find many lotions and other sunburn products that contain aloe vera.

After a Burn — Protect Your Skin

Once you have a sunburn, your skin if even more likely to burn again. According to Prevention.com, it can take three to six months for your skin to return to normal after a sunburn. If your skin peels from a sunburn, the “new” skin is even more sensitive and likely to burn.

So after a burn, be sure to protect your skin even more when you are outdoors. Wear protective clothing including hats and sunglasses, and make sure to apply a sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 on all exposed skin.

If you have questions about your skin or sunburn damage, talk to your health care provider.

Reviewed July 7, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

Top 25 natural and home remedy tips to cool a sunburn! MedicineNet. John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP. Web. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
http://www.medicinenet.com/10_home_remedies_for_sunburn_treatment/views.htm

12 Natural Sunburn Cures. Prevention. Web. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
http://www.prevention.com/beauty/natural-sunburn-cures

5 Essential Tricks for Treating a Sunburn. Health. Chelsea Burns. Web. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
http://news.health.com/2015/06/26/how-to-treat-a-sunburn

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