Don’t Forget Your UV Blocking Umbrella And Other Natural Sunburn Remedies

Written by Dave Shober on July 30, 2014

UV Blocking Umbrella Protects Skin From Skin Cancer

Don’t worry, we’ve all been through it before! We forget to pack our portable UV blocking umbrella and protect our skin from the damaging rays of the sun and end up with a stinging sunburn. Ouch!  It can take days and possibly weeks before our skin goes back to normal and stop burning at the slightest touch.  You probably know about the healing effects of pure aloe vera gel to soothe a bad sunburn, but I bet you didn’t know these other 7 sunburn remedies.

1.  Shaving Cream

Although it is not scientifically proven, the chemicals and menthol found in shaving cream provides a natural cooling effect to the skin. Most homes have shaving cream on hand so this solution comes in very handy!

2.  Vinegar

Ever heard of a vinegar bath? I didn’t either but it’s a popular home remedy for sunburn. The vinegar is an antiseptic and cools the skin as it evaporates. Scientifically the vinegar will balance out the body’s PH level and take the burning sensation away.

3.   Baking Soda

You might feel like a cookie while doing this but baking soda serves as an alkalized environment that helps soothe your skin. The way to apply it is to mix the baking soda and water, then use a cotton ball to soak up the solution and apply it to the affected area of your skin.

UV blocking umbrella, UV protection umbrella

UV blocking umbrella with tripod stand helps prevent skin cancer

4. Portable UV Blocking Umbrella

JoeShade, portable UV blocking umbrella sets up easily wherever you need protection from the harmful rays of the sun. It has special UV protection fabric that blocks out 98% of the damaging UV rays.  When you stay protected under your portable umbrella, you can enjoy hours in the sun without worry of getting a sunburn.

5.  Honey

Applying honey to a sunburn can help the skin re-epithelize.  Sure you’ll be a little sticky but if the sunburn is really bad, it’ll be worth it!

6.  Tomato

Okay, who doesn’t have tomatoes in the house? Tomatoes will come to the rescue when sunburn hurts.  Rubbing a tomato on the affected area can help soothe your skin because tomatoes are rich in the chemical lycopene.

7.  Oatmeal

This breakfast staple has a double life.  Healthy and nutritious breakfast by morning, sunburn healer by night. This is scientifically proven. Oats have anti-inflammatory properties that help heal sunburns quicker.

These are all handy and helpful tips on how to heal a sunburn. However this could all be avoided if you remember to pack your portable UV protection umbrella next time you’re planning on spending time in the sun.

What’s your favorite natural sunburn remedy?