'Tis the season to soak up the sun—and unfortunately, all the damage that comes with it. But while sun protection should be your top skin care priority during the hot summer months, it’s also good to familiarize yourself with skin soothers, a.k.a. products that help you deal with sunburnt or sun-exposed skin. (Because really, who can say no to an afternoon spent frolicking at the beach or lounging by the pool?)
To ease your skin woes and worries, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite skin savers to help your complexion heal and deal with the consequences of all that summer fun. Just a little reminder, though: When it comes to sun damage, prevention is still best, so don’t forget your SPF!
There’s a reason why more and more people—and not just the K-beauty fanatics—are going loco over aloe vera gels. These weightless skin savers drench skin with soothing moisture (minus the heavy, sticky feeling) while also providing a cooling effect. Try this 95% organic aloe vera gel from Korean brand Deoproce, which also shields from environmental aggressors by providing a protective moisture film.
Bonus tip: Store this in the fridge for an extra indulgent skin treat.
Let your skin breathe even under makeup with this innovative foundation formula: This light, cooling, and slightly mattifying base has a jelly consistency that comforts the skin while providing you with medium to full coverage. Plus, it’s guaranteed hypoallergenic, and is infused with Vitamin E to nourish the complexion and improve skin’s health.
Here’s a double-duty product that’s a must-have for your next beach trip. This sun shield protects with SPF 50, cools skin with Eucalyptus extract, and moisturizes with hyaluronic acid. No need to pack a separate after-sun product when you travel!
Feeling extra greasy and icky after spending the day out? Give your face a refreshing cleanse with this foaming facial wash that’s infused with skin-calming aloe vera—perfect for everyday use, even for those with sensitive skin. It has skin-softening properties, too, and won’t leave your skin feeling tight after every wash.
Hot temps and prolonged sun exposure can cause your complexion to become parched, resulting in dull, dehydrated skin. Swap your thick, heavy moisturizer for a more lightweight gel hydrator, like this potent formula that’s clinically proven to raise your skin’s moisture levels by 450% in just 30 minutes! Even better: It forms an invisible barrier that locks in and maintains up to 200% more moisture for 24 hours—leaving your face soft, smooth, and glowing.
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