4 Ways To Replenish Your Skin After a Day in the Sun

Vichy mineral hydra balm sitting on sink edge

We all know the sun can do a number on our skin—and applying sunscreen before heading outdoors (and reapplying at least every two hours and after swimming or sweating) is just the

beginning. Even if you do a stellar job of protecting your skin while you’re outside, a few extra steps once you get inside can go a long way for keeping your skin looking and feeling its best.

But first, it’s important to understand that a sunburn isn’t the only potential damage that can affect your skin. The sun is a major cause of skin dehydration as well, and the addition of chlorine or salt water can make for dry, tight, uncomfortable skin after a day of fun in the sun.

The good news is, it’s easy to restore lost moisture and get your skin back on track when you have the right products on hand.

La Roche‐Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

The ideal after‐sun product for face and body, this rich yet non‐sticky balm helps replenish hydration with shea butter, glycerin and panthenol (vitamin B5) and La Roche‐Posay Thermal

Spring Water. In addition to providing a surge of moisture, it’s also designed to soothe a variety of skin irritations (including sunburn) while leaving a matte, non‐greasy finish.

Vichy Quenching Mineral Face Mask

With a cooling sensation that calms skin on contact, this ultra‐hydrating mask features 10% Vichy 15 Mineral‐Rich Thermal Water plus glycerin and vitamin B3 to hydrate skin in a flash. It only takes five minutes to hydrate your skin, and the non‐hardening formula means you don’t even have to rinse.

Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water

This enriched water mist instantly hydrates and soothes skin as it delivers a blend of 15 antioxidant‐rich minerals. Appropriate for restoring moisture to all types of skin (including sensitive and acne‐prone), this fragrance‐ and paraben‐free 100%‐percent thermal spring water can be used as often as needed and it’s safe for head‐to‐toe use on the entire family. P.S. Keep it in the refrigerator to help you cool down quickly after you get inside.

SkinCeuticals HydraBalm

Your skin deserves an intense moisturizer that replenishes hydration and works to lock it in after prolonged sun exposure, and this nourishing balm gets the job done. With a pure petrolatum base that seals moisture into the skin and prevents it from evaporating, this gentle yet super‐effective hydrating treatment also contains aloe and bisabolol to soothe post‐sun skin.

Schané Flowers

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