Your Ultimate After Sun Skincare Routine For Summer In 5 Simple Steps
An after sun skincare routine is essential to healthy summer skin. The right combination of products will not only help protect your skin, it can also address after-sun skin concerns such as dark spots, dryness, and fine lines.
While no amount of prevention or treatment can completely protect you from UV rays, our summer skincare guide can help ensure that your next pool or beach day doesn’t have to result in dull, dehydrated skin.
After-Sun Skincare Step 1: Protect
Technically this part of your skincare routine happens
What makes sunscreen reef safe? Chemical sunscreens like oxybenzone and homosalate have been associated with coral bleaching events. But while “reef safe” is generally used to describe sunscreens that only contain mineral UV blockers, it’s not a regulated term.
Some mineral formulas use nanoparticles of zinc oxide so they leave less residue, which can also harm ocean ecosystems. Our scientists created a sheer zinc oxide that’s non-nano and non toxic, making it a truly coral reef safe sunscreen which won’t turn your skin white.
When applying it, be sure to also spread a thin layer on your lips, then protect them from chapping with hydrating
After-Sun Skincare Step 2: Hydrate
Sun-kissed skin is also unfortunately dehydrated skin, and hot weather can make it appear even drier. Keep your skin smooth and nourished by hydrating from head to toe with sugarcane-derived
If you have excess product on your hands after moisturizing, you can use it in your hair to help hydrate dry strands and prevent split ends.
After-Sun Skincare Step 3: Recover + Seal
Sensitive, dry and mature skin types can feel especially parched after sun exposure. The clinically-proven hydrators and innovative copper peptides in our
Lock in all that goodness with a layer of
After-Sun Skincare Step 4: Exfoliate
If you’ve ever put on a pair of shorts after a day at the beach only to discover that your knees have aged about 10 years, you can thank the sun for that. Sun exposure can cause dryness and flaking even if you don't burn. Throw in some salt water or pool chemicals, and your skin can seem bumpy and dry.
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After-Sun Skincare Step 5: Attack Dark Spots
Even if you slather yourself in SPF and hide under an umbrella all summer long, the sun can still leave dark spots behind. Combat the look of sun damage with
Even better: our innovative blend of ingredients won’t cause irritation like other Vitamin C serums can, making it suitable even for sensitive skin.