No matter how well we look after our skin in the summer heat, we have all had to deal with a little sun burn. Leaving our skin red, hot, sore and often tight, sun burn needs to be treated quickly in order to relieve the feeling and appearance of your skin after too much sun.
In addition to after sun care for your body, choosing refreshing and cooling skincare products for your complexion is the perfect way to take down any redness and soothe your skin.
Not only will these products instantly relieve your skin, cooling upon application, they also work to calm and reduce any signs of redness or irritation, gradually restoring the natural glow and tone of your skin.
The best cooling skincare
We've gathered together our favourite calming skincare products to help you take care of your skin this summer after a little too much sun exposure.
1.After Sun Face MaskCombining the cooling, calming properties of Aloe Vera, Cucumber and Edelweiss, the Skimono Beauty Face Mask For After Sun helps to soothe skin that feels hot and tight after exposure to a bit too much sun. Deeply hydrating, the mask replaces moisture which may have been lost from your skin, boosting its elasticity as vitamins and antioxdiants work to repair your skin and alleviate dryness. In just thirty minutes, your skin will feel refreshed, comfortable and soothed.
2.Cooling SprayRefresh and cool your skin in an instant with the Avène Thermal Spring Water. Specially designed for delicate and sensiticve skin types, the lightweight mist soothes irritated skin, creating a barrier over your complexion to provide long-lasting relief and comfort. Ideal for cooling sun burn, the Thermal Spring Water can be used on your face or all over your body to take down soreness and redness.
3.Cooling Eye MaskRefresh your under eye area with the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Hyrda-Gel Eye Masks. Enriched with ultra-cooling Cucumber Extract, the masks will hydrate and calm the delicate skin around your eye area. Chamomile and Aloe Vera work to visibly calm the appearance of your skin, minimising signs of irritation which may have been caused by exposure to the sun.
4.Post-Sun PrimerWhen your skin is sore and irritated from too much sun, applying products the following day can seem daunting. The Origins Original Skin Cooling Primer is the perfect product to wear to soothe and beautify your complexion the day after you've burnt in the sun. Enriched with Willowherb, the primer delivers ice-cold moisture and hydration to your skin in the form of a lightweight foam. Suitable for all skin types, the Original Skin Cooling Primer restores luminosity and refines the texture of yoru skin to rejuvenate your complexion. With an added bonus on a natural-looking tint to combat redness, the primer makes the perfect post-sun product.
5.Cooling Face MaskCalm and cool your skin with the Phyto Corrective Masque from SkinCeuticals. Specially designed for reactive, sensitive skin, the mask cools and repairs your complexion to restore long-lasting comfort. Harnessing the soothing powers of Cucumber, Thyme and Olive, the mask minmises visible redness and refreshes your skin upon application. Hyaluronic Acid in the mask also works to hydrate and plump your complexion, leaving your skin smooth and soft. With so many benefits, the Phyto Corrective Mask makes the perfect product to calm your skin after too much sun and even works to combat reactivity caused by salt water and chlorine.
6.Repairing Lip OilToo much exposure to the sun often leaves your lips dry, chapped and sore. The Yes To Coconut Cooling Lip Oil delivers intense moisture to your pout, cooling sore skin and restoring the plump, soft appearance of your lops. Coconut, Olive and Eucalyptus Oils work to smooth and soften your lips whilst adding a natural, glossy sheen. Apply all throughout summer to keep your lips looking their very best.