13 Foods That Fight Sunburn

Soothe—or prevent—scorching sunburn with common kitchen ingredients.

By Leah Zerbe


Oatmeal is an excellent post-burn helper. Add ground oats to a cool bath and soak.3. Oatmeal

Sunburn-fighting effect: When your whole body is sunburned, oatmeal provides the best type of relief.

Utilize it! Grind up a cup of oatmeal in a food processor, add it to cool bathwater, and soak. You can also wrap dry oatmeal in cheesecloth or gauze, run cool water through it, and then toss the oatmeal and soak compresses in the liquid, applying every 2 to 4 hours.

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Photo: Mitch Mandel