6 Products To Save Your Skin After Too Much Sun
Unless you’re a bronze goddess year-round or you somehow manage to look beautiful with fair skin like Snow White or Katy Perry, you’ve probs gotten sunburnt before. Nothing’s worse than going on a vacation with plans to return looking like Malibu Barbie, only to get burnt af and be forced to face your classmates or co-workers with a red, peeling face.
Sure, the burn hurts, but the real pain is from looking like a dumbass who didn’t know how to properly use sunblock in attempts to get golden brown. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are six products to help your skin get back to it’s normal, non-bronzed beauty stat before you have to see anyone you know.
1. Erno Laszlo Formula 3-9 Balm
Okay, so this cream is a bit pricey (it’s $255), but reviewers on Sephora say that the tub lasts them about seven months, and that it’s “addicting.” It’s also specifically designed to rescue sunburnt, scarred, or irritated skin, and it can also be used on your body if you’re into it.
2. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme Detoxifying Hydrator
I bet cucumber sounds refreshing af on your burnt skin, doesn’t it? The papaya, chamomile, pineapple, sugar, and orange in this mask will feel great too. This mask is recommended for daily use, especially after too much sun, in which case it’ll help reduce puffiness in your face.
3. m-61 Hydraboost Body Butter
At only $25, this body butter is a must for treatment while on your trip and afterwards. It’s formulated to lock moisture in, so it’ll keep your tan lasting longer while simultaneously reducing the pain from the places where you got a bit too much sun.
4. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is a cult-favorite, but their masque is the move if you need to fix a bad burn fast since it has double the cooling, calming, and hydrating power, which is what makes it perfect for after your vacation (or your day at the pool). The masque also contains a calming dipeptide which will make your face feel less hot, so that’s always a plus.
5. Gabriel Cosmetics Hydrating Mask
If your destination requires you to fly, pack these masks in your carry-on bag. They’re perfect for traveling, and they’re perfect for hydrating your skin after being out in the sun all day. Plus, the mask is made of biodegradable plant based fiber, and the rest of Gabriel products are all vegan and chemical free.
6. Burt’s Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After SunSoother
If you need after-sun care stat and all you can get to is a CVS or other pharmacy, go fur some Burt’s Bees After SunSoother. It’s got aloe vera, plus a ton of other ingredients that will help your skin re-cooperate before your next day out by the pool.