I’m a dermatologist – how to treat sunburn with a cheap kitchen utensil

Lathering up sunscreen is always a good idea, but if you do get sunburnt, there’s a soothing home remedy that’s recommended by experts.

If your skin starts to burn after a long day in the sun and there’s no aloe vera in sight, this kitchen utensil can help.

dr Erin Gilbert recommends soothing your sunburn with a milk-soaked washcloth

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dr Erin Gilbert recommends soothing your sunburn with a milk-soaked washclothPhoto credit: Tech Insider/Youtube

As temperatures soar across North America, reaching over 100 F in some states, treating sunburn has once again become a popular topic.

While you might associate aloe vera as the main remedy for your red skin, there is another option.

dr Tech Insider’s Erin Gilbert recommends using milk to soothe sunburns.

“You can put cold washcloths soaked in milk in your fridge and apply them to the areas where you have sunburn,” she said in a YouTube video.

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She continued, “The cooling effect takes some of the heat out of the sunburn.”

The dermatologist detailed the benefits of soaking your washcloth in milk instead of just water.

“The milk actually contains lactic acid, which is one of the reasons Cleopatra used it in her baths, which made it look very stunning,” explained Dr. Gilbert.

“This actually removes some of the top layers of skin. So if you have blisters, it can actually make it look better and heal faster,” she concluded.

YouTube viewers were amazed by the simple sunburn hack. One user said, “I went to the beach yesterday and got sunburnt so yeah I’m here checking out this masterpiece.”

“This video just helped me so much. I just got burned tomato red,” commented another viewer.

Another user said, “Okay, I’m going to do the milk thing, every day.”

“I’m going to wash my body in milk now,” said a burned viewer.

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Jessica MacLeish

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