Truth: sunburns are terrible. Aloe gel, sunburn relief spray, and all other kinds of crazy remedies just don't seem to work when your skin is on fire. Brew some green or black tea and put it in the freezer (with the teabag still in the mug) until it's cold. Gently rest the tea bag on your burned skin, dunking it back in the tea so it stays cold. The caffeine and antioxidants in the tea soothe skin irritation and inflammation, and the cold temperature will dull the pain.