If you follow the tips for staying safe in the sun, discussed in last week’s article, then you may think you have no need for after-sun. However contrary to popular opinion after sun isn’t just for when you’ve got burnt. In fact, after-sun should be applied EVERYTIME you are exposed to UV rays. What are the best after-sun products available to provide us with full protection?
Lancaster Tan Maximiser Soothing Moisturizer Repairing After-sun, £19.95 Lancaster held a place among our best sunscreens and has also hit the hot spot with their after-sun moisturiser which soothes skin that has been in contact with the sun. But the benefits of this after-sun doesn’t stop there as it also extends your tan for up to a month to ensure that your sun kissed skin lasts way longer than your holiday in the sun.
Having also featured on our list of best sunscreens La Roche Posay is back again with their melt in aftersun gel. Available for £9.95 this option specially designed for those with sensitive skin, is hypoallergenic and contains soothing agents.
Ultrasun after sun, £19.99
This lightly scented gel- lotion formula soothes and moisturises skin that’s been out in the sun all day without the need for oils and emulsifiers. It also very cleverly contains ‘liposomal SOD ’which prompts the skins biological repair system, therefore aiding any sun damaged skin to repair more rapidly.
Nuxe Sun Refreshing After-Sun Lotion, £16.50
This after sun lotion is a great all-rounder. As well as hydrating, soothing and moisturising the skin it hit also prolongs your tan. To top it all off has a fresh, summery scent that’s not too overpowering.
Not only is this after-sun , in the form of a light gel, super cooling (cool kid alert) but it repairs damage caused by the sun to prevent aging of the skin and skin cancer.
Another brand which featured in our best sunscreen article, this offering from Garnier is an absolute winner. Containing aloe vera, which is known for its healing and cooling abilities, it offers 24 hour hydration.
This lovely little pot of coconut goodness, at a humble £5.00, not only makes skin smell amazing but hydrates uses moisturisers to keep skin hydrated for 12 hours.
The brands Cellular Bio protection complex not only makes this after- sun very light and easily absorbable but it also works wonders as it actually gets the skin ready for further fun in the sun by improving the it’s natural protection against UV Rays. This after sun is great for those with sensitive skin or who burn easily.
The fact that this is Amazon’s number 1 best seller in After Sun Care kinda speaks for itself. It offers great hydration as well as containing Tanimel, which helps to create a better tan through increasing the amount of natural tanning pigments (melanin) produced by the skin.
NIVEA SUN After Sun Moisture Spray,£5.65
This after sun, in spray form, hydrating, cooling and moisturising, making it no surprise that it sits at number four on the Amazon Best sellers in After Sun Care. And the Nivea brand seems like a great option, especially at this value price, with two other products in Amazon’s top ten. The lotion form of the after sun is in third place and the NIVEA SUN After Suntan prolonging Lotion is positioned in sixth.
Text: Chaz Pond
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