The first few sun exposures of the year can be real stingers. When you’ve gotten a little more sun than you’ve “basked” for, fill a quart jar with equal parts of milk and ice and two tablespoons of salt. Soak a washcloth in the cold mixture (don’t wring it out), and place it on the sunburned area. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Repeat the procedure three to four times throughout the day. This cooling compress soothes the skin and lightens the redness.
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