We’ll say it again: sun protection is necessary. But while there’s plenty that’s been said about the matter, we often overlook that protecting your skin from sun damage doesn’t stop at slathering on some sunscreen and calling it a day. An after-sun skincare routine is just as important for keeping your skin at peak health. And because your skin would be feeling a bit dry and sensitive, your everyday skincare won’t do. Here, we give you the 411 on properly caring for your skin post prolonged sun exposure.
After-Sun Skincare Step 1: Cool off with a shower.
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Rinse off the dirt, grime, and sweat from your body by taking a shower. You can opt for a bit of warmth to open your pores but make sure the water isn’t too hot because the objective is to reduce skin temperature. Use a mild body wash such as Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Body Wash, which contains colloidal oatmeal to gently nourish the skin. You can also opt for a mild exfoliant such as Mary Kay Satin Body Revitalising Shea Scrub, which is enriched with moisturising shea butter and sunflower oil to gently slough off any dead skin cells on your body. Finish with a cold burst to cool down.