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With Summer in full swing and living in Florida, there’s a chance that you currently have a sunburn or you’re just getting over one.

When it comes to sunburns there are a lot of remedies on the market and even old wives’ tales that claim to soothe burning skin.

According to science, there are only two ways to handle a sunburn, you have to cool and moisturize the burn. Releasing the heat is the first step, a board-certified dermatologist from New York suggests holding a cold compress on your skin for 15 minutes at a time or taking a cool shower.

If your burn blisters, it is suggested to not pop the blister but cool them in the shower and apply a cream such as a topical corticosteroid like hydrocortisone. Moisturizing the skin is important as well and any lotion that contains vitamins C and E will be the best thing to use on your skin.

Aloe is also a great way to moisturize, hydrate and prevent infection of sunburned skin, you should avoid certain products though. Anything that contains the medications lidocaine or benzocaine will irritate the skin, which will lengthen the healing process.