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The 11 Best Sunburn Relief Gels and Lotions For Your Redhead Skin

Labor Day sunburn? Find relief right here:

After sun exposure, apply one of these redhead-approved sunburn relief gels generously to all areas of the skin. For best results, apply right after sunburn occurs. And a special tip: keep the gel refrigerated for extra cooling relief.

1. If you’re looking for a non-sticky, bring-anywhere lotion

Sunburnt After-Sun Gel, $10 — Featured in the August H2BAR Box, redheads have given this product rave reviews! “THIS STUFF WORKS. The day I got my H2BAR box, I forgot to have my friend lotion my back before swimming. I got a moderate burn in the middle of my shoulder blades, of course where I couldn’t reach myself. My mom helped me put on this lotion that same night and it is the only cream I’ve EVER used that didn’t make my sunburn worse. I’m sensitive to aloe and would always get the aloe gel with lidocaine to numb my reaction, but it always burned for the first 10-15 minutes. It was still more effective than other things I tried like oils or shea butter so I endured the burning sensation. But not anymore. It’s been days and it barely even itches. It’s still pink but no pain at all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sunburns almost always lead to sun poisoning for me and that takes me out for days. You’ve literally changed my whole outlook on summer. Thank you.” -Elizabeth, H2BAR Box subscriber


2. If you’re looking for an intensely hydrating lotion

Burt’s Bees Aloe & Coconut Oil After-Sun Soother, $7


3. If you’re looking for one with Vitamin E

Sun Bum Cool Down Aloe Vera Gel, $10

4. If you’re looking for an inexpensive gel 

Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel, $7 for 3


5. If you’re also looking for relief from bug bites

PURA D’OR USDA Organic Aloe Vera Gel, $15

6. If you’re looking for a BPA-free and recyclable container

Badger Aloe Vera Gel Unscented, $8

7. If your skin is super itchy 

Banana Boat Soothing Aloe After Sun Gel, $7

8. If you have extremely sensitive skin 

9. If your baby or toddler got burnt 

Thinkbaby Aloe Vera After Sun Relief, $11

10. If your scalp got burnt

Herbal Dynamics Natural Aloe Vera Gel, $10

11. If you’re looking for a spray gel

Oars + Alps After Sun Cooling Spray, $12

Stay sun protected this summer and Rock it like a Redhead!