Summer sun has its advantages but there can be no doubt that exposure to the sunlight should be done in moderation and after taking all the necessary measures.
Skin care after sun exposure is very important to help your skin come faster to the state it was before sunbathing. So, if you notice any problems like dryness, dehydration, redness and peeling, then you definitely need to act promptly.
How To Deal With Skin Dehydration Caused By The Sun
It is the most common problem that may occur after prolonged exposure to the sun. If you do not help your skin regain its normal moisture, there are high possibilities that you will see fine lines and wrinkles appearing fast.
For fine lines as well as sun damaged skin Rosehip Oil benefits for skin are acknowledged widely in the skin care industry.
To quickly protect your skin from salt or chlorine, rinse it off with clean water since letting salt or chlorine dry on you under the sun, favours skin’s dehydration. You can also use a Thermal spring water spray. Don´t forget to drink plenty of water (at least 10 glasses daily.)
After Sun Skin Care Home Recipe for Dehydrated Skin
In a 30 ml calendula cream base, add the following essential oils: 6 drops of Rose, 8 drops of German chamomile and 4 drops of Sandalwood. Apply the cream daily to your skin after showering.
Rose is a regenerating and refreshing oil, calendula is perfect for irritated skin and chamomile is very soothing.
Minimize After Sun Redness
After sun redness is a sign indicating that your skin got burnt from the sun since it was either left unprotected and without a sunscreen or you overdid it with the exposure time. It is more visible on fair skin.
Consume enough water and fresh juices which are rich in vitamins that will help your skin regain its former (before the sun exposure) healthy looks.
Take a shower with lukewarm or cold water and apply a soothing after sun moisturizer. Do not wear tight clothes which can make your skin feel uncomfortable.
Home Remedy to Treat Skin Redness
In 50 ml of aloe vera gel, add 10 drops of German chamomile essential oil and 7 drops of peppermint oil. Spread the mixture on the skin that is red and let it be absorbed.
The German chamomile is soothing while aloe vera is healing and very moisturizing.
Super Tip! Apply plain Greek yoghurt on the red skin. It is very refreshing and anti-inflammatory.
For more information, you can read our DIY recipes for sun exposed skin.
How to Avoid The Skin’s Peeling Off
Peeling is the normal consequence of sunburn. It affects the sensitive areas of the face more (especially the nose) and parts of the body where the sun rays fall vertically (legs, shoulders, back, etc.)
The best would be if you avoided the peeling with a strong sunscreen. But if it happens after all, help your skin with abundant moisture and make sure to stay away from the sun for as long as you have the peeling.
You can get an effective treatment if you add 20 drops of lavender essential oil and 10 drops of sandalwood oil in 50 ml of Hipericum Perforatum oil, also known as Saint John’s Wort Oil. Apply the oil onto the part that has been peeled off.
The Sandalwood as well as the other oils are very calming and healing.
Use An After Sun Skin Care Product
Burt’s Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother is a natural lotion that gets quickly absorbed to hydrate, relieve and replenish your skin after a long sun exposure.
Water, coconut oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, aloe extract, linden extract, bee pollen extract, lemon bioflavonoids, comfrey extract, xanthan gum (natural thickener), honey powder, vegetable glycerin orange oil, lemon oil, stearic acid (vegetable fat), kaolin, glucose (sugar), alpha bisabolol, sucrose distearate (sugar emulsifier), sucrose stearate lecithin, frangrance, glucose oxidase & lactoperxidase (natural preservative).
What Do the Reviews Say?
According to the users, Burt’s Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother keeps their skin from peeling, heals the skin from burning very quickly preventing scarring or blotchiness from appearing.
It is light, non greasy,and does not leave any sticky film which stops the skin from breathing. It doesn’t also seem to trigger any breakouts and is 99.50% natural.
These were some after sun skin care tips for you to deal with the unpleasant effects of the over exposure to the sun in a natural and safe way.
Still, always remember that the most important thing is to take all the necessary precautions before you expose yourself to sun rays and follow some Summer skincare tips that will help you protect your skin during Summer months.