Soothe and repair painful sunburn with the Sephora after sun collection
Left it too late to avoid sunburn? However hard we try, there are often occasions when we get caught out. Whether it’s a deceptively cloudy day or forgetting to pack your suncream, it happens to the best of us. Sun damage can be uncomfortable and unattractive but it can lead to worse things - lasting cell damage. Studies prove that skin exposed to dangerous rays is more likely to display signs of sun-caused ageing. This means fine lines and wrinkles will be tougher to combat, and age spots are likely to develop faster.
Bottom line? Sunburn should be avoided wherever possible. While we’d always recommend protecting your skin prior to sun exposure, there is a solution when you've left it too late. After sun lotion is known to soothe sunburn, ease cell damage and reverse the signs of sun-caused ageing.
Look out for the natural extracts famed for their abilities to repair sun damage. If you’ve been caught by harsh rays and hope to restore your skin radiance, you might choose a product infused with:
Soothing aloe vera is known as a ‘miracle’ product for its ability to calm sunburnt skin. However bad your condition, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief as you feel its cool texture on your face or body. Due to its gentle nature, aloe vera is suitable for use on even the most delicate of areas. We all know how painful facial sunburn can be, so don’t risk further aggravating it with harsh chemicals. Instead, invest in aloe vera - skin experts deem it an effective form of after sun care for the face.
Thought coconut was was just a delicious snack and scent? Nope. The nourishing natural formula of coconut has been used as sunburn relief for decades. When used as an after sun lotion, extract of coconut is thought to battle the effects of sun-caused ageing and reduce cell damage. Better yet, it can restore your skin radiance and help your complexion maintain a healthy glow (rather than a bright red one!).
Which Sephora products should you use?
This really depends on you. Products in the range include calming facial mists and overnight treatments. Coconut fans will be well catered for, as will those who favour natural botanical products. Here are a few of the best sellers for you to choose from:
The mother of all sunburn relief products, The Solution is a high-powered antioxidant complex that aims to strengthen the skin’s structure post-sunburn. It works as an effective overnight treatment, deeply targeting the pores in a bid to reduce cell damage. For bad cases of burn, this will be your life-saving solution.
Aloe Vera Mist
There aren’t many things gentler on the skin than aloe vera but mist sprays are a strong contender. This lotion drenches your skin in hydration as it sets to work against sun-caused ageing. The natural aloe vera formula is infused with anti-inflammatory lavender to soothe the skin, and essential peppermint oils to strip away excess heat. Skin is instantly calmed and rehydrated.
Since learning about the natural skin-saving benefits of coconut, you might be interested in coconut balm as a sun damage solution. This product by Kopari is smooth and non-greasy yet it locks in moisture and hydrates dry and burnt skin. It offers excellent after sun care for the face, as well as the hands and body. Not only will it fight sunburn and cell damage, it will leave your skin smelling extra luxurious. Have some in the cupboard for when disaster strikes!
Moisturising and Soothing Aftersun Mist
This gentle mist soothes the effects of sunburn with nourishing extract of aloe vera. The formula is designed for use on the body and imparts a cooling layer of moisture-rich particles from the bottle to your skin. By keeping sunburn highly moisturised, the effects of sun damage can be reduced. Sunflower oil, Vitamin E and chamomile extract join this innovative formula in its quest to restore skin radiance and leave you feeling lovelier than ever before…