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Home remedies to help your summer sunburn

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POSTED: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 4:11pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 11:46am

Enjoying the summer is something many of us look forward to, but too much summer sun can hurt, Getting rid of a sunburn can be tricky.

Some East Texan’s explain their method to get rid of the burn.

One man tells KETK, "I normally take a vinegar bath or put some baby oil on it and it helps the pain."

Another says, "Burn relief it's a spray, it's a cooling spray.” A lady from Tyler says, "We just use the after sun aloe vera."

Others say, "Nothing, nothing works!"

If you didn't lather on enough sun-block before your sun bath, you don't have to go very far for some relief.

Just head to your kitchen and grab some things out of your refrigerator, like milk, tomato paste, and apple cider vinegar, even honey and oatmeal. All of these things have been proven to help treat a sunburn.

Oatmeal is the oldest home remedy in the book. Studies show that oats have anti-inflammatory properties that can help your rosy cheeks.

Milk and honey have also been scientifically tested to help soothe the sting.

Apple cider vinegar acts as an antiseptic and it helps cool the skin as it evaporates.

According to some reports, tomato paste can help prevent burns before you set foot in the sun.

And, if you head to your bathroom grab the Vitamin E oil and shaving crea, rub it on your sunburn, and studies show the menthol cools the skin, and if all else fails, just grab some ice.

Studies also show that eating cucumbers, watermelon and carrots can help with those harmful ultrviolet rays.



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