Aloe vera lotions. These lotions are great to use on a sunburn for various reasons. It can be applied as a lotion or directly from an aloe vera plant. Aloe vera plants offer a nice decoration to any home, but it can also provide continuous access to its healing properties. Aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory. This means it can help reduce the inflammation and give a soothing relief from the sunburn pain. Furthermore, aloe vera is very hydrating and will help hydrate the moisture-depleted, sunburned skin. It is also important to put the lotion on the skin while it is damp because it will help keep in the moisture.