Despite our best efforts, sometimes sun overexposure happens. This lightweight mist contains cooling mint, lavender and aloe vera to soothe parched and inflamed skin. For an enhanced cooling effect, store the bottle in the fridge.
Herbivore Botanicals After Sun Soothing Aloe Mist, $20 at Herbivore Botanicals
This budget-friendly after-sun product is packed with all of the skin soothers, including chamomile, peppermint extract, aloe vera, green tea, vitamin E and algae extract. The result is a refreshing formula that makes irritated skin feel soothed and refreshed.
Ulta After Sun Aloe Vera Recovery Gel, $6.99 at Ulta
Nothing beats frozen yogurt on a hot day and this cooling gel is the froyo equivalent for bodies and faces. It's made with real Greek yogurt, sweet almond oil and soybean oil to tackle irritated and sunburned skin. And it works as soon as it's applied to skin.
Korres After Sun Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel for Face and Body, $26 at Sephora
To the Rescue
Don't wait until skin turns red and peels to take action. Start now. This aloe-rich treatment provides relief for faces and bodies. And unlike some sun care products, it won't cause breakouts. The formula is oil-free and non-acnegenic.
Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm With Aloe, $24.50 at Ulta
Cool and Calm
Aloe is one of the best soothing skin care ingredients around. And this cooling mist is packed with aloe vera juice along with lecithin, lavender essential oil and bergamot essential oil. Spritz the natural and organic product from head to toes to stop overheating. The nonirritating formula also reduces inflammation, disinfects, regulates oil production and helps you relax. Ahh.
Farmaesthetics Cool Aloe Mist, $26 at Farmaesthetics
There's no need to save this after-sun product for beach days. It can be used anytime following sun exposure. Try slathering it on faces and bodies or mix it with moisturizer to create a sleeping mask. The lightweight gel contains a staggering 81 percent aloe vera extract and 10 percent cypress water to purify and brighten. Peppermint and xylitol provide a refreshing feeling.
Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day Soothing Gel, $32 at Sephora
In danger of overheating? Slather on this after-sun lotion. It is clinically proven to provide sunburn relief. What's more, the cruelty-free product uses organic agave’s natural moisture-binding mechanisms to protect skin against environmental aggressors, making it suitable for year-round use.
Those whose French is limited to "bonjour" and "merci" should know that "après-soleil" means "after sun." And this is one soothing after-sun product that shouldn't be overlooked because of a language barrier. The nourishing milk is formulated with cooling cucumber and a blend of vitamins and botanicals to put back what the sun took away from skin. Use it on faces and bodies.
Yon-Ka Paris Lait Apres-Soleil Repairing After-Sun Milk, $46 at Yon-Ka Paris
"Repair" is an important beauty buzzword to look for in post-sun products along with "soothing." This treatment delivers on both fronts thanks to calming extracts. The nourishing formula has been created for skin that has been overexposed to UV rays, but it also makes a great post-wax treatment thanks to the way it reduces inflammation. Remember that after bikini waxes.
Dermalogica After Sun Repair, $33 at Ulta
Bring out a natural tan without a drop of self-tanner with this radiance-boosting cream containing cardamom extract. Mimosa tenuiflora and sunflower extracts soothe and replenish parched skin, while shea butter and Kalahari melon moisturize and help reduce peeling.
Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating, $37 at Nordstrom
Head to Toe
The sun can mess with hair as much as it can skin. Thankfully, this nourishing oil can be applied from head to toe to counteract any damage. It makes use of under-the-radar oils, including annatto, perilla, buriti and camellia to produce an effective formula that's 98 percent natural. Apply the oil to skin after bathing. It can also be applied to tresses pre-shampoo or after styling.
Phyto Phytoplage Sublime After Sun Hair & Body Oil, $40 at Sephora
A for Argan
Upgrade from a standard body lotion with this hydrating oil. The hero ingredient argan oil is mixed with aloe, passion fruit oil, coconut oil and vitamin E. The combo creates a fast-absorbing formula that provides relief from too much sun. What's more, the Monoï scent is dreamy enough to rival any perfume's.
Beach days call for sunscreen and lots of it. Ditto for lazy weekends at the pool, patio brunches or basically any time you’re outside this summer. While it’s imperative to apply (and reapply) SPF, it’s also important to think about what products to apply after lounging in the sun all day to ensure skin stays balanced and nourished.
In addition to causing bright red sunburns, the sun’s rays can also seriously dry out skin and cause irritation. Therefore, it’s wise to have nourishing products that counteract the sun’s damage. There are actually a bunch of after-sun products that do just that. Handily, they are sitting on the shelves next to the bottles of sunscreen. They often contain soothing ingredients like aloe vera and moisturizing shea butter to help calm skin and keep it silky smooth.
There’s no need to lug after-sun products in beach bags; just make sure they’re handy in your bathroom vanity. These are the ones that will see beach bunnies through the rest of the season.
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