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Everyone enjoys spending time in the sun, but too much exposure to the harmful UV rays that cause sunburns is a good way to ruin an enjoyable vacation. Luckily, plenty of home remedies can help soothe the burning and aching skin that results from this unfortunate condition.

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1. Potato Paste

Potatoes are a centuries-old pain reliever that works exceptionally well on scratches, bites, and minor skin irritants. Experts suggest the potassium and starch in the root vegetable help draw heat away from the skin. Simply slice a raw potato or blend the pieces into a thick paste and apply it to the burned area.

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