We all know we need to take care in the sun, but it’s easy to catch a few too many rays. If you’re feeling the heat and need some soothing, head to the fridge and pull out some milk or yoghurt.
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Skin-soothing lotions and aloe vera are nice, but if you run out or don’t have any with you, Dr Mary Lupo, a New Orleans dermatologist, suggests turning to dairy items. Open up the fridge and pull out that carton of non-fat yoghurt for starters. Apply the yoghurt to your face like a mask and and leave it to work its magic.
If you don’t have any yoghurt, try a milk compress. Soak a towel or cloth in cold milk and then apply it to your sunburn. Opinion is divided about whether the lactic acid helps, but the cooling sensation is a big help.
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