We love to live our life outdoors, there’s no denying it. As careful as we are in ensuring we apply (and re-apply) a broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen, wear a hat and long sleeves, and sit under the shade, sometimes we can spend just a little too much time outside under the harsh rays of the sun. This can really take a toll on your skin making it hard for your body to cool down.
The skin's surface is sensitive to uv rays which can lead to visible signs of premature ageing and irritated skin. Wearing broad spectrum sunscreen on your skin is always recommended but there are steps you can take even after sun exposure to enhance your skin care.
In celebration of the arrival of our new After Sun Cooling Lotion, we've pulled together a few quick skin care tips to help your skin 'chill out'.
1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
During the day and post sun exposure, it’s important to drink plenty of water. A full day out in the sun can be very dehydrating, so up the water intake throughout the day to avoid dehydration.
2. Have a Cool/Lukewarm Shower or Bath
After a long, hot day there’s nothing like running a shower or bath to cool the body down. Try to avoid extra hot water as this may irritate your skin, the idea is to remove heat from the skin and not add to it!
3. Lather up to Cool Down
The sun is very drying for the skin, so after your shower it’s important to lather the skin with a hydrating & moisturising lotion, like our After Sun Cooling Lotion. It absorbs quickly while replenishing lost moisture from sun exposure. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory chemical compounds in Aloe Vera help to repair sun damage and reduce skin irritation.
For the ultimate cooling and moisturizing effects, keep it in the fridge so it’s nice and cool to apply!
After Sun Cooling Lotion... Available now! Shop online now!