Don’t let a stinging sunburn ruin a great day at the beach. Keep an after sun remedy handy for those times you find yourself overexposed. Slathering on a soothing cream will cool down your skin, prevent peeling and speed up the healing process. Remember, you can get burnt in as little as 15 minutes, so imagine how much damage 2-6 hours of unprotected fun in the sun can cause. Always check the UV Index before heading out. And if you tend to burn avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun is strongest. When your sunscreen fails you, these after sun lotions will ease the pain.
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Korres Greek Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel, $26
Greek yogurt does the body good. This ultra-cooling cream instantly cools down your skin while relieving the heat and sting of a bad burn. This creamy gel reduces redness and nourishes with each application. Store it in the fridge for the ultimate cooling effect.
Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra Hydrating. $23.28
If you’re in the sun often, treat yourself to this luxe, moisture rich after sun cream. Hydrating your skin right after a sun session will keep you from flaking and peeling. This one is packed with soothing botanical extracts that heal damage and leave you with a healthy glow. File it under pricey but well worth it.
Sun Bum ‘Cool Down’ After Sun Gel, $9.99
Sun Bum ‘Cool Down’ After Sun Gel can ease your pain and calm your skin with Vitamin E, soothing Aloe and Tea Tree. This gel restores moisture to sun baked skin and helps prevent peeling.
Burt’s Bees Aloe & Linden After Sun Soother, $8.99
When your skin needs intense hydration this face and body lotion delivers. Aloe vera and linden extract come to the rescue to calm the burn. Coconut oil, bee pollen and glycerin replenish moisture and save your hide.
Dermalogica After Sun Repair, $23.91
Feel better instantly with this lightweight moisturizing after sun remedy. This cooling balm reduces pain and irritation from UV sunlight overload. It will calm redness and relieve dryness making your tan last even longer.