9 Sunburn Remedies that Actually Work
Uh-Oh! You Have A Sunburn! Now What?
Treating a sunburn
Summer is lovely, sunburns are not. And yet, somehow so many of us manage to scald our poor skin during a long day by the pool or on the boardwalk. Luckily the majority of sunburns are mild, falling into the category of a first-degree burn—bright red skin that’s painful to the touch. A first-degree sunburn involves only the outer layer of the skin, explains Rina Allawh, MD, a dermatologist at Montgomery Dermatology in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. No doubt you already know about the healing properties of aloe vera when it comes to sunburn—but what if you’re all out and you need relief fast? You can treat this kind of burn with things you probably already have in your medicine cabinet or pantry. Here are some of the best at-home remedies for sunburn that actually work.