Does aloe actually help sunburn heal or does it only offer temporary relief?
Aloe does not provide temporary relief but actually aids in the healing. It creates anti-inflammatory compounds on the skin that act against infection and also relives the pain. It relives the pain by virtue of the cooling effect it has. For more details, visit http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4586383_aloe-help-relieve-sunburns.html.
helps it heal. use it and use a lot if you've got a bad burn.
It is a temporary relief. If you want to CURE a sunburn, pour distilled white vinegar on a napkin or paper towel and rub it on the affected areas. It opens up your pores and let's the heat out.