Just one sunburn a year increases your risk of skin cancer, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s why prevention is a must. Start by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with 30 SPF or higher 30 minutes before going outdoors, recommends Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D., CDE, FAPhA, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. If you still wind up with a burn, nothing can reverse the skin damage, stop the peeling or make the redness go away, but you can manage the pain with OTC treatments. Pharmacist’s Picks: Apply aloe gel or a cold compress to soothe the burn, Ferreri recommends. Aloe has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties that can help relieve tender skin. Steer clear of so-called aloe gels that are mostly alcohol and will dry out your skin. Look for 100 percent pure aloe gel. Stay away from topical anesthetics, like Benzocaine, because the pain relief lasts just a few minutes, and may cause more skin irritation.