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Soothing Cures For Sunburn


First Posted: 05/25/11 09:13 AM ET Updated: 07/25/11 06:12 AM ET

We all know that the best way to keep skin healthy is to avoid getting sunburns in the first place. Having multiple burns, especially when they happen as a child or a teen, can up your skin cancer risks later in life, according to the Mayo Clinic -- the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that people wear protective clothing, seek shade when possible and slather on the sunscreen when heading outside.

But if you do find yourself lobster-red after a day outdoors, some treatments are healthier than others, according to PopSugar TV. Check out this video to find out what remedies to avoid (butter, for instance, is merely folklore), what treatments to try (a cool bath and an aspirin can work wonders) and when you need to see a doctor.


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