Jiu Jitsu and Sunburn

Hope everyone’s having a great start to their summer: it’s that magical time of the year where the temperatures rise, we all go outside to some large body of water,  sit out and soak up as much Vitamin D as possible before the seasons change again.

Unfortunately, all that sun exposure, especially without proper sunblock can lead to the hassle of sunburn. Which is mildly irritating when you are sitting around doing nothing: it’s downright painful sometimes when training. I currently have patch of skin that’s peeling on my back, which is a little painful when elbow escaping, but thankfully hasn’t really bothered me when I play bottom guard.

Anyone have any tips on how to handle sunburn, especially on areas where the rough weave of the gi rubs on the skin? Other than, you know, “wear more sunscreen when you go outside” or even “just stay inside in the first place and train more”.

Let me know!

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One response to “Jiu Jitsu and Sunburn

  1. Jeana

    Coconut oil! Apply liberally! It will keep you from peeling, helps with the sting and helps keep the tan too. All around good stuff. Just don’t leave it on your hands or feet before training because you will be slick on the mats!

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