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You applied and reapplied and reapplied again, but you still somehow managed to burn your shoulders. But before you run to the drugstore to get some aloe vera, check your fridge for this skin-saving fruit: watermelon.

What now? It’s true—because of its high water content and lycopene, a potent antioxidant, watermelon is excellent at moisturizing your skin and reducing inflammation. It can’t replace the skin-saving powers of a good sunscreen, but it is a delicious remedy for too much sun exposure.

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Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth

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