5 of the best after sun care products
Fell asleep in the sun? Missed a spot on your back? Simply ‘forgot’ to put sunscreen on? Bet you’re regretting that now your skin is red, hot and aching.
Don’t worry, I’m not here to scold you. I understand that despite beautyheaven’s best efforts to permanently drill into everyone’s brains the importance of sunscreen, accidents can happen. But don’t turn your accident into a disaster. Save yourself all the tossing and turning in bed, painful pats on the back and uncomfortable showers by investing in an after sun product that will soothe your seething sunburn.
BEST AFTER SUN PRODUCT #1 Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Gel
Your skin will almost sizzle with relief as you apply this instantly cooling gel. It’s super hydrating too, so you’ll have less chance of any nasty peeling.
BEST AFTER SUN PRODUCT #2 NIVEA Sun After Sun Spray
So burnt you can’t even bare rubbing in a lotion? Count your lucky stars there’s a spray version available! Simply spritz on the sore area for a quick cool down.
BEST AFTER SUN PRODUCT #3 UV Triplegard Aloe Vera After Sun Soothing Gel
This super gel uses aloe vera to soothe and hydrate, green tea to reduce inflammation and vitamin E to strengthen and protect the skin. Your sunburn won’t stand a chance.
BEST AFTER SUN PRODUCT #4 AHAVA Aftersun Rehydrating Balm - Body & Face
If you’ve always been a bit apprehensive about applying after sun care to your face, you’ll be pleased to know AHAVA have formulated a soothing solution that can be used on your face and body. No more red noses!
BEST AFTER SUN PRODUCT #5 SunSense Aftersun Creme Gel
Yep, you can soothe your sunburn AND moisturise your skin in just one simple step. This crème gel easily absorbs and also helps to prevent further dehydration.
Top tip: don’t wait for your red raw skin to show up before applying after sun care. It can sometimes take a few hours for sunburn to completely appear after exposure, so it’s better to be safe than sorry and apply a treatment straight after your outing in the sun.
Have you tried any of the above products? How do you like to soothe your sunburn?