Under-$20 Aloe Vera Products That Will Heal Your Sunburn In A Snap

Megan Decker

Bedbugs, five days of rain, lost luggage — these are just a few vacation-ruiners, but nothing quite compares to the damage caused by a gnarly sunburn. It's a blow to both your skin and your ego when your sunscreen due diligence goes out the window after a few beers on beach and you're left with a painful and embarrassing burn across your chest.

We all mess up sometimes, and in the grand scheme of life, forgetting to slather on the SPF 50 everywhere when laying out in the sun is a pretty common faux pas. We're not here to judge, because a bad sunburn can happen to even the most careful. Instead, we're dishing out some helpful remedies in the form of aloe vera-loaded skin-care products — and they're so cheap, you can buy 'em all in bulk.

From 5-star cooling lotions and gooey green gel to calming face cleansers and a $7 lip balm, we have all the aloe products you should stock up on before your next beach trip.

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Banana Boat Aloe Aftersun Lotion

Formulated with both aloe and vitamin E, this super-thick lotion cools and moisturizes, proactively fighting skin redness and peeling.

Banana Boat Aloe Aftersun Lotion, $8.78, available at Target

Burt's Bees Aloe and Buttermilk Body Lotion

Aloe plus buttermilk sounds like a pore-clogging tag team of ingredients, but this sensitive-skin lotion from Burt's Bees is non-greasy and gentle enough to be slathered over your sunburnt nose.

Burts Bees Aloe and Buttermilk Body Lotion, $7.35, available at Walmart

Hawaiian Tropic Lime Coolada After Sun Moisturizer

If the feeling of plain aloe turns you off, this after-sun lotion might be your fix. Not only does it instantly fade the look and feel of a sunburn, it smells like a cross between a sweet coconut piña colada and a refreshing mojito — something you were probably guzzling when you forgot to reapply your sunscreen.

Hawaiian Tropic Lime Coolada After Sun Moisturizer, $6.92, available at Walmart

The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream

Not a lot of people are willing to put what's basically glorified Jell-O directly onto their face. Luckily, this nourishing face lotion delivers all the healing and soothing benefits of aloe vera without the sticky texture.

The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream, $20, available at Ulta Beauty

Olay Cleansing Infusion Facial Cleanser

If your sunburn feels so hot and tingly that the thought of a harsh cleanser makes you cringe, you need to use something extra-gentle to clear away the dirt and oil from your skin's surface. This creamy, non-stripping face wash is formulated with deep sea kelp and aloe extract to hydrate and soften irritation as it cleanses.

Olay Cleansing Infusion Facial Cleanser with Deep Sea Kelp, $6.94, available at Walmart

Tony Moly I'm Real Aloe Mask Sheet

This tri-layer pulp sheet mask is soaked with aloe essence, treating your face to a hit of hydration.

Tony Moly I'm Real Aloe Mask Sheet, $3.75, available at Ulta Beauty

Jergens Soothing Aloe Refreshing Moisturizer

Cucumber extract and aloe vera work together to relieve dry skin and lock in moisture to refresh your bright-red shoulders.

Jergens Soothing Aloe Refreshing Moisturizer, $4.19, available at Target

Vaseline Lip Therapy

Dry, cracked lips aren't only synonymous with winter windchill and freezing temps. Sunburnt lips will turn similarly flaky and irritated, and a balm with aloe helps repair the moisture barrier. (Of course, don't forget to use an SPF lip balm when you're in the sun.)

Vaseline Lip Therapy Aloe Vera, $6.99, available at Walmart

Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Body Lotion

Sometimes, you have to skip whatever the internet is hyping up and reach for the tried-and-true formula your mother still keeps in bulk underneath her bathroom sink — and this healing lotion is that.

gold bond Ultimate Healing Hand And Body Lotion, $7.79, available at Target

Uncle Bud's Hemp Sunburn Soother

No, despite what the packaging might imply, this sunburn lotion does not include CBD. However, it boasts plenty of helpful ingredients, like hemp seed oil and aloe vera, that will hydrate, soothe, and repair skin so you're not stuck with the sting for too long.

Uncle Bud's Hemp After Sunburn Soother , $10.99, available at Target

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