Preventing sunburn should be your first port of call this summer, but when the hottest day of the year comes around with no warning at all (seriously, it was raining last week) it can catch even the most cautious of us by surprise.
So when it’s all too late, what can you do to banish that painful redness fast?
NHS Choices recommend cooling the skin by sponging it with cold water or having a cold bath or shower - but avoid using soap as this can irritate burns.
Along with drinking plenty of fluids, they also suggest applying a product to keep skin cool and moist - and here’s where we come in.
These five beauty products are tried, tested and clinically proven to reduce sunburn in record time (pro tip: keep them in the fridge for an extra-soothing chill factor).