Whether you’re spending time walking outside in the park or swimming at the beach or pool, harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun can have an impact on your skin. Think: dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and in extreme cases, skin cancer. Not to mention, harmful environmental aggressors, like pollution, can also wreak havoc on your skin. After a day of prolonged sun exposure, it’s necessary to give your skin some TLC so it can stay healthy and happy. From cleansing to sheet-masking, find five easy tips that’ll help you take care of your skin after a day spent outside.
TIP #1: Cleanse Away Impurities
After a long day spent outdoors, your skin could likely use a good cleanse. Often, sunscreens mixed with unavoidable summer sweat can leave your skin feeling sticky and gross. Cleansing helps remove any unwanted dirt, oil and impurities on your skin’s surface. The result? Skin that looks (and feels) clean and comfortable. So go ahead and lather up with your favorite facial cleanser.
TIP #2: Moisturize Your Skin
Excess sun exposure can be incredibly drying for the skin. After cleansing, add moisture back into your skin with a hydrating facial cream. Pro tip: Apply your moisturizer while your skin is still slightly damp to help seal in the moisture.
TIP #3: Reach for Aloe Vera
Dealing with sunburn? Help soothe it with Aloe Vera. The gel not only helps hydrate the skin but also offers a cooling shield and sensation for temporary relief. Plus, it’s incredibly refreshing.
TIP #4: Use a Hydrating Sheet Mask
If you’re looking for extra hydration, reach for some sheet mask. It offers a cooling sensation to the skin and provides an extra boost of moisture.
TIP #5: Give Back to Your Lips
Start off your post-sun lip care routine with a lip scrub that can help buff away dead cells from skin’s surface. Follow up with a hydrating lip conditioner to protect and soothe a dry, uncomfortable pout.
Credit to skincare.com website.