Long, hot days lazing in the sunshine do wonders for the soul but they can be not so kind to the skin. Damage from sun exposure can be seen instantly in the form of redness, peeling and discomfort but can also affect us with long term damage in the form of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. While we all love a tan and need some Vitamin D, the damage the sun causes can’t be undone, however, we can lessen its effects by applying a good quality aftersun to soothe and heal the cells after sun exposure. Here are five of our go-to after-sun skin soothers…
Ultrasun After Sun Tan Booster – shop
Not only will this new after sun provide your skin with long lasting hydration but it will also help to prolong that sun-kissed tan you’ve worked so hard to achieve. It’s fast-absorbing and non-greasy so you won’t have to stand around waiting for your skin to drink it up, plus it instantly cools the skin on contact, making it perfect for anyone that suffers with redness or prickly heat after sun exposure.
Beauté Pacifique Stay Cool After Sun Lotion – shop
There is nothing worse than uncomfortable sunburned skin but this after sun has been formulated to quickly soothe and calm irritation and redness. A formula of Liquorice Root Extract, Vitamin C, E and natural Squalane repair damage and nourish the skin to leave it feeling super smooth and soft. Added Menthyl PCA has also been included in this effective formula to act as a mosquito repellent, making it ideal for those warm, holiday evenings.
SENSAI Silky Bronze After Sun Glowing Cream – shop
Unlike some less exciting after suns, this one from SENSAI truly enhances and comforts the skin after a long day of soaking up some rays. When applied, this cream feels truly luxurious on the skin and the hydrating formula instantly softens rough, dry patches and soothes inflammation. To top it all off, this product also contains shimmer particles which enhance and illuminate a sun-kissed tan to leave you looking like a glowing goddess.
Pevonia After-Sun Soothing Gel – shop
This skin-soothing potion from Pevonia is packed with botanical extracts to instantly relieve parched skin. Star ingredient European White Water Lily provides essential hydration and anti-erythema properties while antioxidant Green Tea Extract and Proline work to minimise irritation, support the protective barrier and decrease skin’s temperature to restore hydrated, comfortable skin from head to toe.
BABOR Protect Cellular De-Stress & Repair Lotion – shop
If you prefer an ultra-rich, creamy after sun, this is the one for you. When applied, your skin will feel instantly refreshed and cooled as the lotion infuses the face and body with a Vitamin-D like substance that reduces the heat and tightness caused by sun exposure. Monk’s Pepper Extract supplies the skin with a veil of essential moisture while boosting melanin synthesis to provide a longer lasting tan.