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10 Foods to Treat Sunburn

Summer is finally in full swing. You’ve pulled out your t-shirts, tank tops, shorts and bathing suits. The less clothing you have on during the summer heat, the better, right? But what about all of that exposed skin? Whether you forget to protect yourself from the sun or lose track of time outside, you may be in for a few sunburns this season.

The best way to fight a sunburn is to prevent one, due to the risk of skin cancer and skin damage. However, for those times you do get too much sun, there are several at-home remedies that can help. Using some common items found in your kitchen, you can take away the sting and discomfort of sunburns using these ten foods…

1. Strawberries

Strawberries are not only a delicious, refreshing, and healthy snack in the summer time—they also offer a natural sunburn treatment. Simply grind up a bunch of strawberries and lather the pulp over your sunburned skin. Wash off after a few minutes. Not only will this feel soothing, the tannins in strawberries will help take some of the sting out of the burn. Tip: Keep the strawberries in the fridge until you want to use them. That way, when you apply them to your skin, they’ll have a cooling effect as well.

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