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How to Soothe a Scorching Sunburn, According to Dr. Pimple Popper

Kirstin Fawcett
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Chances are, you like your burgers well done—not your skin. But if you’re part of the 30 percent of adults who don’t regularly practice sun-protective behaviors (using sunscreen, wearing sun-protective clothing, or seeking shade), your July 4th barbecue likely left your epidermis crispy and red.

We could reprimand your carelessness, or lecture you on how SPF is calculated, the correct way to apply sunscreen, and the best brands to purchase. But if the painful damage is already done, you could probably use a few tips from Dr. Sandra Lee.

You might know Lee, a Southern California-based dermatologist, by her social media handle, Dr. Pimple Popper. Lee first gained fame on the internet for posting YouTube and Instagram videos of her extracting patients’ zits, cysts, and blackheads, which turned her into a TV star. But first and foremost, she’s a board-certified doctor who can help you soothe that scorching sunburn.

Watch Lee’s informative video above, which gives instructions on how to heal your raw and red complexion. And for more skin advice (and to check out a few of Lee's oddly riveting extraction videos), visit her websiteYouTube channel, and Instagram

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