Some days I have a higher tolerance for spicy foods, and other days even something as mild as a Cholula hot sauce can leave me feeling like my body is on fire. I’m not really sure why this is and have been doing some research to try to get to the bottom of it. But until then, I thought I’d share with you some tips to preventing chile burns. I’ve been suffered from a chili burn one too many times, and I’ve tried countless experiments to find the ones that (actually) work best at preventing the heat both in your mouth and on your hands.
You can find the tips on this article that I wrote for my Spicy Food column on About.com, 16 Tips For Preventing and Cooling Chili Burns On Your Hands and Mouth. In the article you’ll get a list of 16 different tried–and–true tips. Do let me know if you have tried something not on the list!