Sunburns happen to the best of us. All it takes is missing a spot with your sunscreen—or being too lazy forgetting to reapply after a couple hours. And now you’re paying the price with scathing red streaks across your skin. Want to relieve the pain? Head to your kitchen for this DIY sunburn treatment:
Is it aloe? Nope, it’s a nice, juicy slice of watermelon.
What do I do with it? Well, for starters, eat a slice (or five). Just make sure to leave a little bit of the flesh on the rind. OK, now rub the wet side of the rind over your burn and enjoy the sweet relief it brings.
OK, why does this work? Because of its high water content (it’s called watermelon for a reason) and lycopene, a potent antioxidant, the summer fruit is highly moisturizing and effective at reducing inflammation from the sun.
So now you know watermelon isn’t just delicious. It’s our beauty savior.