Discover essential after sun skincare tips to pamper your skin after a day in the sun.
How many of us remember to show our skin some TLC after a day in the sun? Word of advice: it’s just as important to care for your skin after sun exposure as it is before. The sun has damaging effects on the skin which is why we should protect it at all costs. It takes more than just preventive care to keep your skin healthy. Post-sun care maintenance is (an often overlooked) key.
After a day out in the sun, the skin tends to feel dry and tight. Even with religious SPF application, sunburns can still occur. This is the skin’s response to extreme ultraviolet exposure and indicates severe damage. Even mild sunburns can result in premature aging – effects that won’t actually be seen until later but can be mitigated with proper care and skin treatments.
With adequate protection, you can avoid serious damage but your skin will require some TLC afterwards. Free radicals can continue to do damage hours after sun exposure, so it’s best to follow up with some vital after-sun care. To replenish and repair sunburnt skin, here are some ways to care for your body’s largest organ after a day of soaking up the sun’s rays.
- Hydrate yourself
Sunburns can leave you dehydrated so make sure to keep drinking those liquids. Drinking plenty of water keeps the skin healthy, allowing it to repair at a faster rate.
- Take a cold bath
Shower with cool water to reduce irritation and ease pain. This helps with inflammation and reduces damage to the deeper layers of your skin.
- Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
You’ll need to keep your skin soothed and moisturised in order to promote the healing process. Moisturising post-sun exposure helps lock in layers of moisture into the skin after a drying day in the sun.
With a cooling gel base, DrGL® Restore Gel Mask brings quick relief and soothes skin. This formula contains aloe derived ingredients, the most popular after sun-care ingredient known for it’s cooling, moisturising effects and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains antioxidants which are considered sun damage superheroes as they block the effects of free radicals that bring on wrinkles and sagging skin. With a dual purpose of a mask and moisturiser, DrGL® Restore Gel Mask soothes dry, damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.
**We suggest popping Restore Gel Mask in the fridge before use for an extra cooling, refreshing sensation**
- Keep your skin out of direct sunlight
While the skin is healing, make sure you’re always adequately protected from the sun’s harmful rays. Make SPF an integral part of your life. It’s an essential part of your beauty routine you shouldn’t skip.
- Give your skin an intense, restorative boost
While you can’t undo damage that’s occurred on the cellular level, you can definitely take steps to heal skin, treat signs of aging and prevent future damage. DrSpa® Whiten & Brighten treatment enriches skin with a high dose of Vitamin C, skin nutrients and antioxidant properties. Effectively treat hyperpigmentation, premature aging skin conditions and uneven skin tones with this potent botanical therapy.
Step 1: SPF (remember to reapply!)
Step 2: Shower skin with TLC and a dose of DrGL®’s refreshing Restore Gel Mask
Step 3: Boost and maintain skin at the cellular level with enriching skin treatments
Now you’re covered and ready for your next beach day!
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