Best Way to Treat a Sunburn

It’s happened to the best of us. You start out your day with the best intentions to protect your skin. But then you forget to reapply sunscreen after the pool rinses it off, or you realize SPF 15 might not be enough, you get distracted by the attractive lifeguard (hey- to each their own!), or the worst- you forget your sunscreen at home. And the next thing you know you’re as red as a lobster! Lucky for you, we’ve discovered the best way to treat a sunburn on Pinterest!

Everyone knows that aloe is God’s gift to the sunburnt masses. The benefits of aloe vera make it any beach girl’s best friend in the summer time. It makes your skin feel better immediately because it is a natural coolant and antipruritic (relieves itching). Plus it has anti-inflammatory properties that speed up the healing process of burns and its high water content helps moisturize skin. But what’s even better than aloe vera? Frozen aloe vera!

Let us show you our new favorite way to treat sunburns!

best way to treat a sunburn Aloe Ice

This shenanigan is super simple. All you need is a bottle of aloe vera gel (available in most drug stores) and an ice cube tray.

Fill the ice cube tray with aloe vera gel.

how to make aloe ice

Leave the ice cube tray in the freezer overnight.

Freezing Aloe

There you have it- frozen aloe vera cubes!

making frozen aloe

Whenever you get a little too much sun you can pop one out to relieve your sunburn! These cubes have all the benefits of aloe treatment, plus they feel great on sunburnt skin. Our friend Jenn, below, had to use them when we all got a little too sun-kissed at Juno Beach!


We love this shenanigan because it’s so practical. We’ve started keeping a ziplock of frozen aloe cubes in our freezer. With summer in Florida, you just never know when you might have a skin emergency!

Check out some of our other beauty shenanigans below! Want to avoid sunburn altogether? Be sure to read up on how to get the perfect fake tan.

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3 Responses

  1. JoAnn

    These aloe vera cubes really work!! Love them, and they are a perfect size!!

  2. Lena

    really nice, very informative, sunburn actually caused by a lots of exposure to sun or sun-equivalent ultra violet rays. It is the most common issue for persons of all types that how to cure sunburn? Most of the people have been suffered from the sunburn issues at least at once or more in their life.