3 Soothing After Sun Lotions That Your Skin Will Love

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Suncream is probably your first thought when you’re on holiday or enjoying a hot summer’s day, whereas after sun tends to be an afterthought for most. Although being out in the sun is a joyful experience, too much exposure can cause serious skin damage that results in hot, burnt skin that peels and becomes very uncomfortable. Over time this damage can be seen as dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines and skin sagging.

While after sun can’t undo the UV damage, it can help ease the symptoms when the skin is sunburned. Applying a nourishing after sun will help keep skin calmed and hydrated, and of course comfortable. Not to mention, it will actually make your sunkissed glow last longer by preventing the skin from peeling! For a brighter, moisturised and healthy complexion and body keep on reading…

 

1. The Anti-Ageing After Sun For The Face

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Model swatch of Institut Esthederm After Sun Repair Firming Anti-Wrinkle Face Care

Texture: Creamy fluid
Application: Face

Benefits:
• Soothes
• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
• Firming
• Hydrating
• Prolongs tan

Features:
• Anti-wrinkle (stimulates collagen production)
• Liquorice extract

Burnt, pink and peeling skin, none of the above is fun, and even more so when it’s on your face. For this reason, it’s important to take care of your complexion using an after-sun formula designed for your face. Institut Esthederm After Sun Repair Firming Anti-Wrinkle Face Care is my first choice because it’s made especially for the face and also helps with premature ageing (tick, tick!).

Dark spots, wrinkles and dehydrated skin – the Institut Esthederm After Sun will tackle all the main signs of ageing caused by sun exposure while ensuring your skin is also cool and soothed instead of red and uncomfortable thanks to liquorice extract. Not only is the texture super light (perfect for the face) but is ultra-hydrating so providing the best conditions for a long-lasting tan, too! I love to spend time in the sun, but the thought that every minute I’m outdoors is ageing my skin over time scares me. It spoils the experience of a sunny day; so, having an aftercare routine like The Institut Esthederm After Sun that will help to repair wrinkles, stimulate collagen production and keep skin looking as young as possible is a relief. It’s something that’ll never be without a holiday or a sunny trip to the beach.

 

2. The Soothing After Sun For The Face And Body

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Model swatch of Clarins Soothing After Sun Balm for Face & Body

Texture: Hydrating balm
Application: Body and face

Benefits:
• Soothes
• Hydrating
• Prolongs tan

Features:
• Antioxidants
• 48hour hydration
• 5 natural extracts, including aloe vera

At the end of a gorgeous hot summer day, coming home with a burnt, hot face and body can be uncomfortable, and sometimes make the time you spent in the sun seem less enjoyable and even not worth it. But with a formula like Clarins Soothing After Sun Balm for Face & Body on hand, that won’t happen again.

What I look for in an after sun formula is a gel that feels instantly cooling on the skin and keeps it optimally hydrated! It boasts 48 hours of moisture, which means that your summer glow is in safe hands and skin will also be comforted for two days after you’ve applied. This is thanks to a formula that contains five natural extracts including, one of the most sought after ingredients in after sun, and where I attribute its soothing power – aloe vera. It does a bit more than your average aftersun formula with additional antioxidant protection so your skin is protected against ageing free-radicals and taken care of in more ways than one. All in all, the fresh-scented formula is exceptional and the melting balm texture is non-sticky and makes it a pleasure to use.

 

3. The After Sun That Prolongs Your Tan

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Model swatch image of Caudalie Tan Prolonging After-Sun Lotion

Texture: Lotion, non-sticky
Application: Body and face

Benefits:
• Soothes
• Hydrating
• Prolongs tan

Features:
• 98% natural-origin
• 3 natural extracts, including aloe vera

One downside of living in the UK is that a hot summer goes as quick as it arrives and to anyone who’s been sunning (safely, please!) knows their golden tan is living on borrowed time, so maintaining your tan for as long as possible becomes top priority. One way you can achieve this is with a formula like Caudalie Tan Prolonging After-Sun Lotion. It works with your skin’s natural tanning process so that you can make the most of your hard-earned sunkissed glow.

This formula is something to get excited about. Made with 98% natural-origin ingredients it does good to your skin and has a summery coconut water and monoï scent that’s completely natural, so you don’t have to worry about irritation. The velvety gel feels hydrating as you apply it to your skin thanks to a trio of organic coconut, grape water and aloe vera – the most searched ingredient in after sun. It feels light and comfortable with no stickiness and will enhance and prolong your existing tan.

 

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