apple cider vinegar. it won't always keep it from peeling, but it works very well many times. it works for me, at least. use a cotton ball or soft cloth to gently wipe it on. make it wet; in other words, let it dry on your skin. yes, it smells...but the odor will dissipate in about 15 minutes and you won't smell it any more. oh, there's apple cider vinegar, and apple cider FLAVORED vinegar. (and white vinegar, of course.) get the actual a.c. vinegar. it costs a tad more, but you need the real stuff, not white vinegar flavored and colored to imitate the other. the other answers are also good advice. i use the a.c. vinegar first; let it dry; then gently use a lotion or aloe. oh, and stay out of the sun for awhile!
Marigold cream. (Calendula officianalis) It instantly takes out the burning sensation and actually heals the burn quickly. It is a miracle worker on any kind of burn or rash!!!!!!!! It even helped greatly with my shingles. It is so much better than aloe for a sunburn!!!! My Homeopathic Doctor recommended it to me. Apply it a couple times a day and you won't be likely to peel. You can buy it at Health food stores or online. I've found a company called Nature Works to be better than the Marigold cream made by Boiron.
get an aloe plant ( they do sell those cheaply) and cut the tips of the plant and squeez the juice from the tips of the plant on the burn.it should stop the pain within 8 minute atleast. but idk about the peeling of the skin.....goodluck
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Plain white vinegar. I know from recent experience where I was so burnt I could hardly walk. I soaked a soft cloth with white vinegar and dabbed in on my burnt flesh over and over for about 2-3 hours, Continuously dabbling and soaking it in. By noon, I was back on the beach with a bit a caution. You will probably peel, but it will be a few days and its a lot less noticeable. As a red head and stubborn i know about burning.