Aloe, Oatmeal and Other Tricks to Soothe a Sunburn

Get relief from the sting of sunburn with these home remedies (7 Photos)

Cynthia Ramnarace on Jul 3, 2012 at 2:35PM

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Aloe, Oatmeal and Other Tricks to Soothe a Sunburn

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Sunburn Soothers Straight from the Pantry

Nancy A. Stolfo-Corti of Houston remembers her Italian parents bathing her in tomato juice when she was sunburned, a remedy she says takes the sting out of the burn. Rena M. Reese’s Greek grandmother also passed down her secret to soothing sunburn: Apply a vinegar-soaked washcloth to the burn and it should take the sting out immediately. “Sure you smell like salad, but it’s major relief,” Reese, of Potomac, MD., says. Others swear that mayonnaise, milk and sliced potatoes placed on the skin help cool the burn.

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