We read about is how important it is to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, but there is little information about how crucial it is to give your skin the attention it needs after exposure to the sun.
How can I take care of my skin after it’s been in the sun?
To help your skin recover from sun exposure and its effects, such as drying out, you’ll need to take a few simple steps.
Prepare for hydration
The best way to prepare your skin and cool off your body is to take a cool shower or bath. It will soothe the skin and prepare it for moisturisation.
After sun lotion moisturizes your skin, helping to keep it supple and moist. Restoring the natural moisture and bounce it may have lost due to sun exposure is part of the process of protecting your skin. Try La Roche-Posay Posthelios Hydrating After-Sun Moisturiser for face and body. Cooling and refreshing, it soothes and provides 48 Hours hydration!
Take time out
After sun exposure, skin can be sensitive, some even develop sun allergies, so take a break from the usual routine and only apply formulations that are gentle on skin such as Posthelios Hydra Gel. Made up of 76% La Roche Posay’s thermal spring water it provides instant absorption and is ideal for an immediate hydration hit. It’s also great for sensitive skin.
Top Tip: Avoid shaving or waxing after sun exposure!
Don’t forget your lips!
Sun exposure can lead to dry lips, so don’t forget to give them a little TLC too. Try Cicaplast Baume B5 SPF 50, before, during and after your sun sessions. Cicaplast contains 5% of soothing and repairing Panthenol, and is enriched with MP-Lipids, pro-hydration active ingredient, and shea butter for soothing, hydrating and nourishing 12-hour protection. Forget the chapping and get that happy smile back!