AFTER-SUN SKIN CARE TIPS
Replenish & Repair Your Skin After Sun Exposure
With summer now upon us, who doesn’t love a little fun in the sun? When the beach beckons and the pool pulls you in, stay smart and protected with all the right practices for a safe time in the sun. The sun can have damaging effects on your skin, which is why we need to do our best to protect it.
That being said, despite our best efforts, sometimes we can still get sunburnt. To help replenish and repair sunburnt skin, follow our simple after-sun tips.
1. Take a Cool Shower
Salt water and chlorine droplets on the skin can magnify the sun’s rays and dehydrate it. Have a cool shower when you get home which will help to cool the skin down almost instantly.
2. Water, Water Everywhere
When it comes to your body, Mother Nature knows best! It may sound simple but drink plenty of water, both during your time out in the sun and later on in the evening. It’s not only good for your health but super important when re-hydrating your skin.
3. Protect Your Pout
The sun’s rays are drying on the delicate lip tissue. To comfort and protect your lips start with a hydrating balm with aloe vera and reapply regularly when outdoors. The Aloe Source Lip Therapy ($5) keeps lips hydrated using a blend of reparative natural waxes and coconut oil cushion the lips and create a protective barrier, while stabilized aloe vera and allantoin nourish and soothe.
4. Cool Off
Keep a face mist in your ice chest so you can mist your face and body while on the beach or pool side. The Nourishing Aloe Mist ($26) combines the healing properties of aloe vera with the hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid to give your skin the moisture it needs, and in addition to cooling you down, it has the added benefit of attracting moisture molecules to your skin.
5. Smooth Operator
Daily facials not in the cards? A gentle, daily exfoliating routine is your next best bet in the quest for softer, smoother, clearer skin. Exfoliating cleansers lift and wash away dead skin cells and clean out your pores for smooth radiant skin. Our favorite? The Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish ($32).
6. Easy On The Eyes
The summer elements can be particularly harsh on the fragile skin around the eyes. The Aloe Source Eye Firming Complex ($34) contains aloe vera, sea kelp, gotu kola and echinacea extracts to help visibly firm and reduce the appearance of puffiness around the eyes. Plus, the texture is light, and it’s very fast absorbing in the skin, which is important during the hot and humid days of summer.
7. Don’t Scratch
Bug bites can itch and look unsightly for weeks after they become inflamed. If you happen to get stuck with a sting, we suggest using the Nourishing Aloe Body Lotion ($26) which is packed with aloe vera, cucumber and green tea to soothe minor skin irritations, such as rashes, itching and minor burns.
8. Moisturize ASAP
Upon drying off, apply the Nourishing Aloe Souffle ($41) with aloe vera and ginger root oil to your entire body – feet included. Salt and sun can dry out your skin, so it needs to be rehydrated as soon as possible. Your face may also have experienced some natural exfoliation from the sand, especially if it was a windy day. Applying a moisturizer like the Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme ($44) straight after a shower can replenish and lock moisture into your skin.
9. Bounce Back From Your Burn
Hydrate and protect skin and lips after exposure to the sun. Stabilized aloe vera, shea butter and other key ingredients help moisturize and sooth skin, along with provide extra nourishment and comfort for dry irritated skin caused by dry air, sunburn, tiredness and pollution. Check out our Recovery products to help you beat the heat this summer.
10. Don’t Repeat Your Mistakes
Despite having the best intentions, it’s very easy to miss a spot when applying sunscreen (tricky places to watch out for include tops of your ears and behind your knees) and this may result in sunburn. The Aloe Source Aloe Vera Gelly ($24) will help relieve and cool the skin if you’ve been sun burnt; however the best method is prevention. Next time you head out, cover up!
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