By now, we all know that sunscreen should be our number 1 go to skin care product. And probably, your moisturizer or even your makeup will have some sort of SPF in it.
But what if you forget?
Or what if your face is beautifully protected, but your shoulders or the rest of your body didn’t get the same forethought? IIf you have suffered the consequences of the sun’s powerful UVA and UVB rays, then you are in luck. Here is a list of tips to help repair sun damage on your face and skin after sun exposure.
You’ve heard it before. Our bodies are made of up to 60% water. And severe sun damage can cause dehydration, so drink up! If you need a little flavor, add cucumber and mint to keep you cool while you hydrate.
Take A Cool Bath
It is important to cool the skin down. Taking a bath can cool down the skin gently, as opposed to a shower, which may be too painful. Also skip the soap, which will dry skin out even more. Instead, dissolve a few scoops of baking soda in your bath. It is cooling, and helps your skin retain moisture.
Eminence Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm will repair, sooth and reduce redness due to dryness. Infused with rosehip oil, sunflower oil and a Natural Repair Complex, this ultra-rich balm replenishes moisture and protects skin from the drying effects of element exposure. Rosehip and Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator for Face & Body will give dry, itchy skin relief. The cooling properties of camphor and menthol refresh skin while aloe and a natural repair complex heal dryness.
Expert tip: Layer this lightweight moisturizer under the richer Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm to lock in moisture.
Avoid pure essential oils and petroleum
Even though we love them for their natural range of benefits, avoid pure essential oils (or at least make sure they’re heavily diluted), as they can potentially irritate the skin. And while you may think it would be healing and moisturizing, petrolatum has the potential to trap the heat in your skin—which would be extremely uncomfortable for anyone with sunburn.
Don’t Pick or Peel
Leave it alone. Period. Picking or peeling burned skin or popping blisters can lead to permanent scarring. Yikes!
Don’t repeat the process!
Stock up on the proper sun skin care products to avoid needing these tips in the future! For your body, try Eminence Organics Tropical Vanilla Body Sunscreen SPF 32. Zinc provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection while shea butter and vanilla moisturize for a silky-smooth finish. And for your face, swap your foundation for an Eminence Organics tinted moisturizer. Lightweight Vanilla Latte Tinted Moisturizer and Caramel Latte Tinted Moisturizer deliver sheer, natural coverage plus SPF 25 sun protection from zinc. Re-apply every 2 hours!
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