Take a tip from the physicians in the ER, Blackwelder says, and use aloe vera gel to treat minor burns and sunburns. For soothing relief, you can dab it directly onto the affected area. For first- and second-degree burns, Blackwelder recommends also taking two to three ibuprofen three times per day.
Caution: Make sure the aloe you use is mostly clear, which signifies purity. Colored gel usually contains chemicals or alcohol.