Long, sweaty, lazy days in the sunbeams are great for the soul, but not so good for our skin, that’s where after-sun products come to the rescue. Toxic damage to skin cells due to sun exposure can instantly show redness burning, irritated, and peeling skin. Plus, — never forget — a longer-term with fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
While we all need a dose of vitamin D, you can’t really undo the harm that the sun makes, but you can dwindle its effects. Always use excellent after-sun products whether you feel burnt or not; the cost in your skin cells will be out there even if you tan flawlessly.
So if you’re likely to have burns or heat in the skin, then have your after-sun creams in the fridge for a splendidly refreshing hit after a long day of soaking up the beams and keep in mind to rehydrate within by drinking lots of water. Here is a list of 10 best after-sun products that will surely save your skin.
By Peter Thomas Roth
This gel mask is as soothing as it seems — and in this case, it’s quite right to trust appearances. It is made with botanical extracts like cucumber, chamomile, papaya, and pineapple extracts to calm and soften skin. After cleansing, apply a thick layer and let ingredients concentrate as it cools and gives a shot of hydration to sun-exposed skin.
After long sun exposure, this after-sun creamy gel revitalizes your skin’s wall and clasp it in hydration with its fast-absorbing formula and quick-cooling effect. It is made with plant sterols, fatty acids, and ceramides that prevent moisture loss PLUS Avène thermal spring water that helps soothe and soften skin.
By Institut Estherderm
There’s nothing more energizing than a shower after a day in the sun. Rinsing away all the sunscreen, sweat, and chlorine off your body with this Micellar after-sun shower gel. It has micellar molecules that tenderly cleanse burnt, sunscreen-clogged skin and leaves skin moisturized, soft, and refreshed.
Aloe vera is known for its power to ease mild burns, irritation, rashes, and itches, but this gel from Benton is ALMIGHTY. While aloe calms and hydrates the skin, propolis gives anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory advantages. It’s also scent-free and suitable for all skin types.
By Maui Babe
Wanting to hold onto your tan a little longer? Maui Babe’s After Browning Lotion is totally for you. It moisturizes skin with natural ingredients like macadamia nut oil and aloe to flatter and lock in your tan while preventing your skin from peeling off.
By Amara Beauty
Basic doesn’t always mean boring. Especially not in the case of Amara Beauty’s Aloe Vera Gel. It contains 99.75 percent pure, cold-pressed aloe vera and food-quality prophylaxes to keep it harmless and preserved. This gel is perfect for sensitive skin because of its thin and lightweight formulation. Amazon reviewers are touting it as an essential product not only for skin but also for hair and nails! Amazing, right?
Ooh, Milk lotion? Very enlivening just by the sound of it! French brand Bioderma’s Photoderm Refreshing After-Sun Milk Lotion enriched with emollient ingredients like allantoin, Ginkgo Biloba, glycerin, and shea butter that intensely rehydrates and relieves distressed skin after prolonged sun exposure.
By Sun Bum
Another Aloe-rich lotion is here to soothe and cool your skin after a day of sun exposure. This Cool Down After-Sun Aloe Lotion From Sun Bum contains vital ingredients that help restore your skin’s moisture balance, like the natural antioxidants of Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter, that further soften and protect skin irritated by the sun’s rays. Plus, it even helps prolong your natural tan.
By Burt’s Bees
Of course, this one got to be on the list. Burt’s Bee After-Sun Soother contains not just Aloe but also Coconut Oil. The aloe vera extract in this cream is intensely hydrating while the coconut oil conditions and nourishes your skin and stimulates skin rejuvenation. This after-sun cream is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin, even children.
By Hawaiian Tropic
Another favorite product from Hawaiian Tropic is the Silk Hydration After-Sun Lotion, which contains a lightweight formula with a combination of lotion and gel for double moisturizing perks. The dual ribbon formula infused moisturizing cream with calming aloe gel for smooth and amazingly soft skin. The ultra-light quality feels like its barely on.