The Best After-Sun Products to Soothe and Cool Summer Skin

Beach days call for sunscreen and lots of it. Ditto for lazy weekends at the pool, patio brunches or basically any time you’re outside this summer. While it’s imperative to apply (and reapply) SPF, it’s also important to think about what products to apply after lounging in the sun all day to ensure skin stays balanced and nourished.

In addition to causing bright red sunburns, the sun’s rays can also seriously dry out skin and cause irritation. Therefore, it’s wise to have nourishing products that counteract the sun’s damage. There are actually a bunch of after-sun products that do just that. Handily, they are sitting on the shelves next to the bottles of sunscreen. They often contain soothing ingredients like aloe vera and moisturizing shea butter to help calm skin and keep it silky smooth.

There’s no need to lug after-sun products in beach bags; just make sure they’re handy in your bathroom vanity. These are the ones that will see beach bunnies through the rest of the season.

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