Summer is winding down and I don’t have to tell you that wearing sunscreen, whether you’re spending the day at the beach or just taking a stroll, is an absolute must. But even if you protect your skin, you may still find yourself feeling dehydrated. What you may not know, is our skin needs attention after any sun exposure, even if you don’t get burned!
Sun damage is a big factor in aging and skin that has been permanently damaged. We can easily accelerate our aging process by basking in the sun’s rays. Even low levels of UV light can affect the skin, causing both skin-barrier disruption and inflammation, in addition to damage to collagen and skin cells’ DNA. Here are my after sun care tips to help repair and quench your sun-soaked body so you can have beautiful bronzed skin, prolong the life of your tan, and reduce aging.
1. Take a shower
After extensive sunbathing, shower when you get home. Salt water and chlorine droplets on the skin can magnify the sun’s rays and dehydrate it even more. A shower will help to cool the skin down almost instantly-just make sure the water isn’t too hot.
Pat the skin dry with a towel to avoid irritation. And aging aside, the thought of coming home from a long day at the beach, taking a shower, and putting on something soothing that prolongs the life of your bronze glow sounds quite nice indeed.
2. Moisturize, moisturize
It may seem obvious that you should moisturize, but not all moisturizers are created equal or are best for after sun care. Invest in an after-sun lotion to soothe, calm, and treat any damage to your skin. The sun can take a toll on your skin, whether you’re consistent with sunscreen or not, and will appreciate a little extra TLC in the form of reparative after sun skincare.
I just happen to have an incredible NEW product that’ll do just that and MORE!
Let your radiance glow for a hint of summer all year long with the Lumière de Vie® After Sun Glow & Renew. This soothing potion melts into skin to help protect, firm and refresh. Other skin loving ingredients help to smooth skin while extending and improving your tan.
- Helps the skin feel firmer and promotes elasticity for more supple feeling skin
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Refreshes and moisturizes to quench sun kissed skin
- Helps protect against environmental stressors
- Soothes and refreshes skin for a smoother look & feel
- Enhances and extends the appearance of your sun-soaked glow
- Absorbs quickly without residue for comfortable all-day wear
- Paraben free formula
Oh, and this is perfect for your body AND face. It will also give you the PERFECT radiant bronze glow.
3. Cool down
This after sun care tip is for those that got a bit too much sun and you may need to cool off with a bit more than a shower.
This is where this ice roller comes in handy! You can keep it in the refrigerator or freezer and it is gentle enough to use on your entire body, even your face!
Soothe your skin with overall cooling to help reduce the appearance of redness, puffiness, and other sensitivities. The Lumiere de Vie® Ice Roller can be used both morning and evening to provide a freshening sensation to the area of the skin it is applied to. This unique tool helps seal in treatments for the ultimate finish to your skin care routine.
4. Don’t forget your lips!
This after sun care tip is for your pout! The sun’s rays are drying on your delicate lip tissue and it’s crucial to keep them hydrated.
My favorite is the Motives® Vitamin E Lip Treatment. It’s a lip treatment that corrects and hydrates the lips. It is fortified with vitamin E to help repair chapped lips for a soft, smooth, hydrated surface.
Your lips will thank you, trust me!
5. Exfoliate Regularly
It’s so important to exfoliate your entire body on a regular basis. This will speed up cell turnover and ensure that you are removing dry, dead skin cells for smooth radiant skin. Your Lumière de Vie® After Sun Glow & Renew will also penetrate better too!
Which after sun care tips are your favorite?