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Health The Best Sunburn Remedies  

Stan Holton
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List Rules list includes remedies to use after you have a sunburn. Can be either natural remedies or products that you can buy in a store.

The best sunburn remedies are those tried and true methods to cool the burn, soothe the pain and begin the recovery process for a sunburn. Of course the best method is to use a top sunscreen and prevent the sunburn in the first place but for when a sunburn does happen, these soothing remedies can help.

The majority of these sunburn treatments involving rubbing a substance or object directly on the burn. Aloe vera is perhaps the most popular sunburn relief product around with the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties a proven winner for sunburn treatment. Others will swear by the application of vinegar, witch hazel, cortisone cream or Noxzema, all of which can help remove the sting and heat from the burn. While the effectiveness may very, many suggest applying foods like tea bags, milk, honey, tomatoes and potatoes to sunburns as a miracle cure.

In addition to topical sunburn relief methods, there are many things that you can take and do to sooth the burn. A pain reliever such as ibuprofen or asprin can help with the pain, as can applying a cool washcloth, taking a cool shower and staying hydrated. Additionally, upping Vitamin E and Vitamin C is a preferred method to help sunburns heal.

Sunburns are not fun but by using these methods the pain, peeling and agony associated of them can be shortened and lessened. What's your magic cure for a sunburn? Vote up the methods you find most effective or add any not already listed. Looking for some color without all those harmful UV rays? Check out the best self tanners but remember, moderation is key. No one looks good in orange.
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Aloe vera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies

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64 9
Staying Hydrated is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Staying Hydrated

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66 17
Vitamin E is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies

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65 30
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Spray on sunburned area or add to a bath

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55 27
Cold Shower is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Cold Shower

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58 33
Ibuprofen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies

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36 17
Moisturizer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Moisturizer

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50 33
Noxzema is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies

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32 17
Cool Bath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Cool Bath

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33 18
Cortisone Cream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Cortisone Cream

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34 23
Wet Washcloth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Wet Washcloth Apply topically

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28 19
Witch-hazel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Apply topically

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33 26
Tea Bags is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Tea Bags Soak tea bags and a washcloth in a pitcher of warm water then after several minutes, apply the washcloth to the burn

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24 23
Ice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Ice

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13 10
Coconut oil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
ShelleyRoberts added

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8 6
Cucumber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
AndreaPoole-Presslor added

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19 21
Vitamin C is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Vitamin C

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Asprin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Asprin

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20 23
Baking Soda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Baking Soda Combine with water to make a paste then apply topically

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3 2
Silver sulfadiazine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
timbrey-middleton added Silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene)

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Calendula Ointment is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Calendula Ointment Apply topically

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Honey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Apply topically

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Milk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Soak a washcloth with cool milk and apply to the affected area

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7 14
Milk of Magnesia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
ShelleyRoberts added Milk of Magnesia

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2 8
Zepol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
GreivinLopezPaniagua added Zepol

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3 11
Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
AndreaPoole-Presslor added

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6 16
Ocean Potion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
LindseyPorter added

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9 21
Tomato is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Apply slices topically

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8 23
Potatoes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies

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5 20
Apricot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Puree or juice and apply topically

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5 23
Corn starch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Add to water to create a paste, apply to the sunburned area

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Shaving Cream is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sunburn Remedies
Shaving Cream Rub into burned area