Beat the burn: Sizzling sunburn remedies

We lather up our skin with sunscreen and wear light colored clothing ... most of the time. But it only takes a few unprotected minutes under the scorching summer sun for your fragile skin to feel the burn.

Kathy Haycraft, a certified dermatology nurse practitioner with

Riverside Dermatology

, shares some helpful tips to alleviate the sting after a sunburn.

- DO NOT use lotions or creams that have alcohol in the contents

- DO NOT use lotions or creams that have "caine" in them such as


- DO NOT use aloe from an "at home" aloe plant

- Taking a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ibuprofen

- Using cool compresses on the burned skin

- Drink a lot of water

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