Your Guide to Post-Sunshine Skin Saviors!

Your Guide to Post-Sunshine Skin Saviors!

It’s happened to the best of us: we’ve used SPF, reapplied, worn sunglasses and a hat, but sometimes our skin still ends up feeling a little sensitive after a day in the sun! Even with all the precautions, it can be almost unavoidable during a heatwave like this to not get touched by the sun.

Here are some remedies to soothe your skin that may have gotten a little too much sun exposure, or if it’s feeling a little rough and dry. So, if your skin is feeling a little sensitive or you just want to give it a little bit of an extra love after a day in the sun here’s your guide to after sun protection and how to soothe a sunburn.

Start with a detox

A deep cleaning will do the job of making sure your skin is cleansed of all that build up. Double cleansing at the end of the day is a must have and consider using a charcoal or clay mask to help soothe the skin and reduce the appearance of redness.

Clinique
Take The Day Off™ Charcoal Cleansing Balm

Omorovicza
Thermal Cleansing Balm

omorovicza

Bedew Skin
The Pink Clay Glow Up Mask

Keep it cool

A nice cool shower will feel great on your sun sensitive skin: but don’t go in too extreme! Start with a warm shower and slowly reduce the temperature as much as you can tolerate. This will also help cool your internal body temperature after being out in the sun.

Drench your skin with moisture

The sun, chlorine from pools and AC will have a huge drying effect on the skin, so make sure to focus on moisture during the summer months!

Your skin will benefit hugely from moisture rich products: don’t skip this step! If you prefer to use a lighter moisturiser in the summer months, look for something that is still hydrating, perhaps with hyaluronic acid or vitamin e for that boost.

Avène

After Sun Restorative Lotion

aviene

Eucerin

Sun Sensitive Relief Soothing Regenerating After Sun Lotion Gel

SOS Serum

Face and Body Healer

Reduce any inflammation

If your skin is feeling a little toasty, look for cooling, anti-inflammatory products that will help heal your skin and cool it in the moment. Great ingredients to look for include Aloe Vera, Oat Kernel Extract and anti-oxidant rich ingredients like black current seed oil. Look for products that promote healing and are deeply hydrating.

Treat any hyperpigmentation

Do you find that your skin starts to look uneven after being out in the sun? Treat (and help prevent this) using brightening ingredients such as vitamin c, salicylic acid. SPF will be one of your most effective tools at avoiding uneven skin tone: I’m talking about those brown marks and hyperpigmentation on the skin.

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum

murad

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

Kiehl Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Correcting Serum

kiehl

You could exfoliate

If your skin isn’t sensitive from the sun, using an exfoliate will help to ensure your skin will keep that gorgeous glow, not dulled down but dead skin on the surface and help even out any uneven skin tone. This will also help unclog any clogged pores from oil, makeup, sweat and SPF on the skin. Your skin will be silky smooth.

However, if your skin is extra sensitive you might want to skip this step: it might be too harsh!

Skin Alchemists The Chocolate Cove Nourishing Body Exfoliate

chocolate cove

AMELIORATE Smoothing Body Exfoliant

Add some glitter

Using a body oil that has elements of shimmer or glitter on it can look amazing! This is lovely to add to your decolletage and arms when you’re going out in the evening… you’ll be glowing!

Guava & Gold Paradise Found Shimmering Body Oil

guava

Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint

fenty

79 Luxe Golden Body Oil

79 luxe

If you have unfortunately burned your skin, make sure to take extra steps to avoid getting that skin in the sun. Wear protective clothing along with SPF and try and stay in the shade. If it’s quite severe sunburn or you feel like you may have heatstroke – do seek medical attention.

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By |2023-09-06T15:43:12+01:00September 6th, 2023|For Glowing Skin, It's All About Skin|0 Comments

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