Post-beach skin care tips

Post-beach skin care tips

Why is post-sun skincare important?

After a full day at the beach, it's crucial to give your skin some extra love and care. Sun exposure can cause damage to your skin, leading to sunburn, premature aging, and dehydrated, irritated skin. By following a post-sun skincare routine, you can help soothe and nourish your skin, minimizing the negative effects of sun exposure.

1. Cleanse gently

Start by cleansing your skin with a gentle, hydrating cleanser. Avoid harsh cleansers that can strip away the skin's natural oils, as your skin may already be dehydrated from the sun. Look for cleansers with soothing ingredients like aloe vera or cucumber extract. We love the cucumber cream cleanser by ISUN.

2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Replenish your skin's moisture by applying a hydrating moisturizer. Look for products that contain ingredients like olive oil and vitamin e oil, which help to lock in moisture and restore the skin's barrier function. You can try applying your moisturizer while your skin is still slightly damp to seal in the hydration.

3. Soothe with aloe vera

If you've spent too much time in the sun and have a sunburn, reach for aloe vera gel. Aloe vera has soothing and cooling properties that can help reduce redness and inflammation. Apply a generous amount of pure organic aloe vera gel to the affected areas and reapply as needed.

4. Don't forget the lips

Your lips can also get sunburned, so don't forget to give them some attention. Before and during a beach day, apply a lip balm with SPF to protect them from further damage. Look for lip balms that contain moisturizing and repairing ingredients like vitamin e oil or coconut oil.

5. Stay hydrated from the inside out

Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining healthy skin, especially after sun exposure. Hydrate your body from the inside out by drinking water throughout the day. Try adding some sugar free electrolytes such as Ultima electrolyte powder. This will help replenish lost fluids and keep your skin hydrated.

6. Avoid harsh skincare products

After sun exposure, it's best to avoid using any harsh skincare products that contain exfoliating acids or traditional animal-based retinol. These ingredients can further irritate the skin and increase sensitivity. Stick to gentle and soothing products until your skin has fully recovered. Any Om Chanti products are safe for post-sun use, due to their simple and gentle formulas.

7. Protect your skin for the future

Prevention is key when it comes to sun damage. Always remember to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 before heading out in the sun. Reapply every two hours and seek shade during the peak sun hours to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. We love the new sunscreen by Linne.

By following these post-sun skincare tips, you can help your skin recover from sun exposure and keep it healthy and radiant in the long run. Remember, taking care of your skin is a year-round commitment, so make sun protection and clean skincare a part of your daily routine.

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