NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As the summer settles in and things heat up, it’s important to know some easy-to-make remedies for some common summertime concerns. That’s why Erica Katz stopped by to demonstrate recipes you can make at home with your kids to treat them.

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For Sunburn 

Cucumber Milk 

Puree cucumbers and mix with milk or heavy cream. Apply directly to skin.

For skin

Papaya facial scrub

1/2 papaya pureed

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and

1 cup of granulated white sugar

For Hair

Avocado and Mayonnaise Hair Treatment

A moisturizing treatment is great for dried out summer hair. Make the treatment as directed below, then work it through wet hair.  Run a hand towel under warm water, squeeze out the excess water, and then wrap hair in the towel.  Leave the treatment on for 20 minutes.  Wash out the treatment with shampoo followed by conditioner.


  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


Mix the ingredients well to make a smooth paste.

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