Before you enjoy a long fun-in-the-sun holiday weekend, here’s a natural sunburn soother. Fresh aloe gel is soothing to sunburned skin. If you don’t already have an aloe plant, you can purchase one inexpensively from a garden center or nursery. Snip off one of the fronds, squeeze out the gel and apply to your skin. Fresh aloe is better than a store-bought product because the gel’s ability to soothe decreases rapidly after it has been extracted. If the soothing effect wears off, reapply.