When you’re looking for relief from sunburn pain, garlic probably isn’t the first remedy that springs to mind—but it sure is one of the most effective. Don’t just take my word for it, though. The next time you need to cool down an overheated hide, brew up a batch of this super-soothing tea. Here’s the easier-than-pie recipe:
Simmer 2 chopped garlic cloves in 2 cups of water for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pan, and let it steep for 45 minutes. When it’s cooled to room temperature, strain out the solids, pour the tea into a covered container, and stash it in the fridge until it’s cool. Then soak a washcloth or hand towel in the chilly brew, wring out the excess liquid, and put the damp cloth on the painful area. Leave it in place for 20 minutes or so, then replace it with a freshly moistened cloth until you feel relief from the discomfort.