13 Foods That Fight Sunburn

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

By Leah Zerbe


Boiling lettuce releases some of its natural burn-fighting properties.7. Lettuce

Sunburn-fighting effect: Lettuce’s natural pain-killing properties can help wipe away sunburn pain.

Utilize it! Boil lettuce leaves in water. Strain, then let the liquid cool for several hours in the refrigerator. Once chilled, dip cotton balls into the lettuce water and gently wipe over irritated skin.

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Photo: Thomas MacDonald