“Feel the burn” may be one of your exercise goals, but it’s a different story with your skincare goals. Lazy days by the water shouldn’t lead to painful evenings nursing lobster pink skin. Sun damage, particularly when consistently inflicted, is the leading cause of premature aging – not to mention the fact that melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of cancer out there. It’s super NB to protect your skin every single day – but for those times when the sun snuck up on you, leaving you red, sore and peeling, here’s what to do.
Sephora Aloe Vera face mask
A cooling face mask will give an instant hit of hydration while soothing pain and helping to reduce peeling. Pop it on while lying in a cool bath.
Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm with Aloe
The good news is that the best ingredient is completely free and in abundance in the UAE thanks to the generosity of Mother Nature. Aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory and cooling agent that helps soothe and moisturize sunburnt skin. Just pick a few leaves from the garden, trim the edges and spiky bits, scrape the fresh gel from inside and apply it to the affected areas. For a less sticky solution, use an aloe vera-rich aftersun product like Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm with Aloe.
Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray
Rehydrate your body as quickly and as much as possible. Drink more water and use rehydrating products such as Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray for a quick spritz of moisture.
Korres After Sun Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel
After being cooled, soothed and hydrated, sun-exposed skin needs to be regenerated and looked after with care. A simple home remedy is to slather on Greek yogurt – its anti-inflammatory properties helps skin heal. For a less messy alternative, try Korres After Sun Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel.
Shiseido Essentials Perfect Hydrating BB Cream SPF30
Ideally you should avoid covering up your redness with makeup as that will dry out the skin and act as an irritant. BB creams such as Shiseido Essentials Perfect Hydrating BB Cream SPF30 are the best solution if you need to tone it down for a night out or an important meeting. They are great for all skin types, including sensitive and are versatile enough to moisturize and smooth dehydrated skin, prime and perfect the surface, camouflage and color correct skin tone and protect against the sun.