It’s not fun in the sun when your skin comes down with a nasty bout of sunburn. …read moreSee less
Even when your skin isn’t burnt, it’s still beneficial to apply a layer of cooling aftersun to hydrate your parched skin after a long day in the heat. That’s why we stock a wide selection of aftersun lotions to soothe and moisturise your skin, from popular brands like Nivea and Piz Buin.
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How does after sun work?
After sun does what it says on the tin - you apply it after you’ve spent time in the sun.
Even if your skin isn’t sunburnt, it’s still beneficial to apply after sun to replenish your skin’s lost moisture.
It’s basically a moisturiser that contains added ingredients like aloe vera to soothe compromised skin.
You don’t have to apply a product labelled as ‘after sun’ either - aloe vera gel is just as effective at cooling scorched skin.
When should after sun be applied?
After sun should be applied after each day in the sun.
If you’ve returned from your holiday, it should be applied until your sunburn disappears or each day after you shower to prolong your tan.
Can after sun prolong your tan?
One of the main things that can prolong your holiday glow is moisturising.
When your body sheds dead skin cells, your tan will gradually fade.
You’ll want to keep applying your after sun even when you’ve arrived home to give your sun-parched skin that much-needed hydration.
What is the best way to treat sunburn?
If you have sunburn, it’s important to avoid the sun as much as possible and stay cool indoors.
Cool your skin by taking frequent cold baths and showers; you’ll want to apply a generous amount of lotion (a product that contains soothing aloe vera is a good choice) to your sunburn to hydrate your damaged skin and relieve the pain.
You’re more likely to be dehydrated when you have sunburn, so it’s important to drink plenty of water to help your skin to heal.