True or False? Apply vinegar compresses to a sunburn:
Vinegar has some anti-bacterial effects, but how exactly does this apply to sunburn? If you have pustular (ie draining gooey stuff) blisters, vinegar soaks can help dry them out and prevent infections. However, (and I’m paraphrasing here) it can potentially burn like a motherf*cker–vinegar is an acid, after all.
If you’re dead set on vinegar, Dr. Jaliman recommends diluting it with water in a 1:1 ratio. Dr. Waldorf has an alternative and much more pleasant sounding solution, which will also appeal to you natural, DIY’ers out there: Use milk compresses.
The Verdict: Sounds horrible to us, but there is some science to back it up.