Disclaimer: While this is an article about the best after-sun skincare routine, it would be bad behaviour of us to not first preach the importance of daily sun protection. UV damage is no joke, and it’s essential to wear broad-spectrum coverage every single day, rain, hail, or shine.
You probably know by now that SPF is your BFF for a day of play at the beach, pool, or park. But we get that things can happen, so if you have accidentally gotten a little too much sun- or maybe it’s just too hot out, and you want some sweet relief – we have an after-sun skincare routine that will make your post-beach day skin truly no problemo. Here’s how to soothe your skin if you’re feeling a little more sun-kicked than sun-kissed.
No matter your skin type, it’s important to opt for a soothing and light facial cleanser that is either milk-based or gel-based. Such cleansers will deep cleanse your skin without stripping off the natural oils of your skin. A non-foaming cleanser is ideal for the post-sun skincare routine as it prevents your skin from drying out further.
Spritz on a hydrating toner to boost hydration and give your skin some much-needed TLC.
Serums are lighter in terms of texture, in comparison to thick moisturisers and creams that can clog your skin during the hot season. Go for a serum that comprises hyaluronic acid for hydration, and Vitamin C, A, or E to tackle sun spots, pigmentation, and signs of ageing. Serums are the route to soft, supper, and hydrated skin.
As the temperature rises, you’ll sweat more and your skin may feel greasy after applying a thick moisturiser to your face. Swap heavy lotions for lightweight formulas that are designed to soothe sun-stressed skin and can dissolve quickly into your skin. We recommend opting for a non-greasy formula enriched with soothing ingredients such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin E to hydrate and revitalize your skin after a long, lazy day in the sun. You can also toss one of these little guys into your beach bag to extend the sun-kissed glow you acquired on a recent beach stroll.
Warmer months mean more sun exposure. Wear sunscreen every single day to keep your skin healthy. Increase the dosage as the days get hotter and longer. A broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen will protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
SPF is your BFF!
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