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When you get a sunburn, the skin's acid mantle has been destroyed. In order to restore and repair it then a weak acid like tannic acid from tea leaves can help. Black tea bags used to make a solution you can apply directly to the skin with a cotton ball or pad, followed by a heavy moisturizer. A heavy moisturizer will be necessary for several days to prevent water loss from the skin...this is important for the healing process to take place. Healing from any kind of burn requires keeping the skin well hydrated and protected from water loss. Skin won't heal if it's dried out.