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10 Home Remedies for Sunburn


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Moisturize
Apply moisturizer after you soak or bathe.
Apply moisturizer after you soak or bathe.
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The sun dries out the skin's surface and causes cells and blood vessels to leak, causing even greater moisture loss. In addition, while cool baths and compresses can make you feel better, they can also end up robbing moisture from your injured skin. To prevent drying, apply moisturizer immediately after your soak. For cooling relief of pain and dryness, chill the moisturizer in the refrigerator before using.


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