Myth Busters: You Have to Suffer through Your Sunburn
A sunburn isn’t a punishment. It’s just your body’s way of protecting itself. If you suspect you have an impending burn, take two aspirin immediately to interrupt the inflammatory pathway that produces the signs and symptoms of a sunburn.
If you’re already inflamed, try a cold compress of a washcloth soaked in whole milk (the protein can help relieve discomfort), and follow with a soothing, calming lotion to reduce redness and prevent blistering and peeling. While this tried-and-true method has worked for us, there are countless others out there. What have you done to soothe a sunburn?