13 Foods That Fight Sunburn

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

By Leah Zerbe


The tannin content of strawberries can reduce the sting of a bad burn.5. Strawberries

Sunburn-fighting effect: The berries' tannin content helps reduce the sting of a sunburn.

Utilize it! Mash a few ripened strawberries and slather on sunburns for natural relief. Rinse off after a few minutes. If you'd rather not go the fruit route to avoid stickiness, you can make a paste out of cornstarch and water and slather it over sunburned skin for relief, too.

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Photo: Tom Gettings