Take a Bath
Take a cool bath — not cold — to soothe your skin. Don’t use soap, and leave the loofah behind. You don’t need to irritate your skin at all right now!
For some added comfort, try adding a few tablespoons of baking soda to your bath water. Another soothing option to add is oatmeal: add 1/2 to 1 full cup into the cool bath to soothe your skin. With all forms of bathing, keep the water cool and don’t linger longer than 15-20 minutes or you’ll risk drying out your skin. Always pat dry, do not rub.
Apply Aloe Vera
Take an aloe vera plant (found easily at your local plant nursery) and squeeze some of the gel out of the leaves onto your burn. Rub the gel in gently. It causes your blood vessels to constrict, soothing a painful burn.
Pat Down with Potatoes
Yes, you read that right! Take 1-2 small potatoes and blend them until they are in liquid form. If necessary, add some water. Once they’re completely blended, pat your burn with the mixture and allow to dry. Take a cool shower to rinse the potatoes off your skin.
Apply a Cool Compress
This one’s simple: just like when you have a fever, zap some of the heat from your skin by applying a cool, soft washcloth. For extra relief, add a dash of baking soda to the water you’re soaking the cloth in, and hold gently on your burn.
Soak a cloth in a solution that is half vinegar(try Apple Cider Vinegar), half water and apply to your burn. There isn’t much science behind it, but lots of people swear by this fix!
Soothing Tea Bags
Tea seems to be a miracle-worker, and not just for your cold. When you have a burn, try soaking tea bags in cool water and then applying to your skin. Look for tea that contains calendula, which has soothing properties. Mint tea is cooling, and will help as well.
Heal your burn from the inside out: hydrate your body. Drinking lots of water will help you heal, because it replaces moisture that the sun has stolen from you.
Add Some Vitamin E
Vitamin E isn’t just essential for consuming, it can work wonders on your skin topically too. Break open a capsule and apply the vitamin directly to your burn to encourage the healing process. One editor of ours has even used vitamin E capsules to make a scar disappear faster — and it works.