5 Tips to Ease Your Sunburn Pain–Including a Unique Idea from Sierra Furtado!

No matter how much sunscreen you may apply, sunburns happen to the best of us.

There are, however, a few tips and tricks that can help you get through a burn with the greatest of ease. Scroll on down to discover what they are.


1. Make Aloe Vera Ice Cubes

Aloe vera is a classic product to rub all over yourself when it comes to treating a sunburn, but we bet you never thought to use it the way beauty guru Sierra Furtado suggests.


2. Sprinkle Cornstarch on Your Sheets

Prepare to have your mind blown by this little tidbit. Showering your bedding, or even yourself, with some cornstarch before you hit the hay will minimize the friction between you and your sheets. The level of pain you typically experience when you're sleeping with a sunburn will be a thing of the past.

Cornstarch in a bottle next to an ear of corn

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3. Take an Oatmeal Bath

Itchy skin is arguably one of the worst parts about getting a sunburn. Luckily, taking a bath in some ground up oats can soothe that irritation.

Oatmeal bar of soap next to a tablespoon filled with oats

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4. Wear Loose Clothing

When your skin is as irritated as it is, the last thing you want is for anything or anyone to touch it. Let it breathe by sporting clothes that don't cling to your body.

Girl twirling in a yellow skirt and Converse shoes

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5. Drink Lots of Water

Getting dehydrated can easily happen to you when your skin is burnt to a crisp, which is why you need to drink as much water as you can. Stay hydrated all summer long!

A glass of water and a bottle of water sitting on a wood table in front of white and pink flowers

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