This is the No. 1 most-searched sunscreen on Dermstore

We may sound like a broken record, but sunscreen is important, people. If warding off sunburns and protecting against skin cancer isn't enough to turn you into a daily user, maybe this will: Wearing sunscreen is directly linked to fewer age concerns like fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Need we say more? If you want to keep that youthful glow, sunscreen should be your BFF. 

But which sunscreen is right for you? If you're like the thousands heading to Google for answers, it's La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen. This formula gets a unanimous five-star rating on Dermstore (as well as super-high ratings on Amazon) and searches for it have skyrocketed more than 1,000 percent in the last month. Maybe it's the featherweight, liquidy texture that blends seamlessly into skin without any harsh rubbing. Or maybe it's the way it hydrates while simultaneously offering a shield of protection against UVA and UVB rays. Either way, people are going crazy for this stuff, singing its praises in the review section. A few reviewers mention that it sits really nicely under makeup without creasing or causing foundation to pill. And other reviewers say it actually gives their skin a dewy glow without the slightest white film.

Sunburn: 10 Easy And Surprising At-Home Remedies
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Sunburn: 10 Easy And Surprising At-Home Remedies

Remedy #1: Tea Bags

While many people have tried putting tea bags on their eyes to reduce puffiness, they can also be helpful at providing sunburn relief.

Simply soak black tea bags in cool water and place them on the sunburnt areas — whether the eyelids or anywhere else.

Love to Know writes, “Black tea will remove the heat, pain, and sting of your skin, all while leaving a toasty warm glow.”

Remedy #2: Cucumbers

It might look silly, but the cooling power of a cucumber can be extremely effective against painful sunburn.

You can either place slices directly on the burn, or mash it up in a blender and apply the paste.

Everyday Roots writes, “However you do it, the swelling, redness, and pain should diminish soon.”

Remedy #3: Oatmeal

According to, “Oats are high in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes them perfect for soothing irritated, itchy sunburned skin.”

All you have to do is cook the oatmeal like normal and allow it to cool before applying. Don’t rub it in, but simply let it sit on the sunburn until you are ready to rinse it off.

Remedy #4: Yogurt

When you are in a pinch and the only thing handy is yogurt, you are definitely in luck!

Cosmopolitan suggests you let the cold yogurt sit on your sunburn for about 10 minutes.

They say the yogurt “contains a lot of probiotics that will help restore your skin’s natural barrier.”

Remedy #5: Potatoes

According to Everyday Roots, “Potatoes have been known as a pain reliever throughout the years, working particularly well on minor skin irritations and soothing scratches, bites, and burns, as well as possibly reducing inflammation.”

So just grate up some potatoes, place them in a blender, and dab the paste on your sunburn with a cotton ball to find the relief you seek!

Remedy #6: Strawberries

Similar to cucumbers, strawberries can be placed on your sunburn in sliced form or in mashed paste form. Both can be effective in relieving pain.

Sunburn Treatment Pros writes, “Strawberries have tannic acid, which can help take the sting out of a sunburn.”

Remedy #7: Milk

Dabbing milk on your sunburn can be extremely helpful in fighting it. writes, “The fat, protein, and pH of milk have a soothing anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.”

They even suggest mixing the milk with ice water to provide colder, soothing temperatures for the burn.

Remedy #8: Ice

One of the fastest and most effective ways to ease your sunburn pain is with ice (or at least icy temperatures). suggests anything from an ice pack to a bag of frozen vegetables in order to provide relief!

Remedy #9: Honey

Honey may be a sticky solution, but it is also an effective one!

According to, “The sticky stuff’s been used as a topical burn salve since Egyptian days.”

Dr. Kathi Kemper tells, “Studies suggest it may work better than some antibiotic creams at speeding up healing, reducing infection, and minimizing pain.”

Remedy #10: Water

And perhaps the most important tip of all? Drink tons and tons of water!

Sunburn Treatment Pros writes, “Whenever your skin is sun damaged, you will need to drink as much water as possible to keep your skin hydrated.”

They suggest “eight glasses a day, eight ounces a glass.”

Each of these unique at-home sunburn hacks can help to ease the pain and set you on a path to healing even faster.


If you haven't loved wearing SPF in the past, you might have just been using the wrong product. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen is nothing like those thick, chalky formulas and we're 1,000 percent jumping on board.

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