We know that mineral-based sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays, but what often gets forgotten is what to do after spending time in the sunshine. No sun protection is 100% and remember sun damage is cumulative and can add up over time. So, you may still have a little bit of a tan even after using the best sunscreen. A tan is your body’s natural way of saying, “hey, I’ve had a little too much sun. Please, take care of me.”
A few easy steps can help nourish and soothe your skin after a long day in the sun.
Your Post-Sun Routine
The first step you should take after coming out of the sun is to take a cool bath or shower. This will do two things, with the first being cleaning off any mineral-based sunscreen that’s still sitting on your skin. The second thing it will do is soothe your skin, and also get it ready for the next step – moisturization.
UV rays are drying to the skin. That’s why we peel when we sunburn because it leaves dry, dead skin. Moisturizing is important to restore skin’s hydration and to keep it healthy. Check the label of your moisturizer to make sure it doesn’t contain anything that might irritate your skin such as fragrances, dyes or parabens. You may also want to use a moisturizer that contains aloe vera – a secret weapon that helps lock in moisture and promote skin health.
The last step is to give yourself and your skin time to recover. A long day in the sun can leave you exhausted. Your skin is feeling that, too. A little R & R indoors with a tall glass of ice water can leave you feeling refreshed in no time.
When to Go Back Into the Sun
We know – it’s tempting to stay out in the sunshine all day. But your skin needs time to recover. That’s why it’s important to take shade breaks while you’re outside. An umbrella or canopy when combined with your broad spectrum UVA/UVB mineral-based sunscreen will protect you from the harsh sunlight. Don’t forget your hat to keep the beating sun off of your head.
Reapplying sunscreen is also essential to keeping your skin protected. Every sunscreen including mineral-based sunscreen must be reapplied at least every two hours and after swimming or sweating, earlier depending on your sunscreen’s water resistance rating. Check the bottle or tube for instructions.
Dedication to Skin Health
Mineral-based sunscreen products are trusted by dermatologists and pediatricians. Whether using sensitive skin sunscreen, baby sunscreen, sunscreen for face or one of our handy sunscreen sticks, you’re assured of a product that is kind to your skin, as well as being kind to the environment.
If you would like to know more about mineral-based sunscreen products, why not take a look around in your area or online, where you’ll find our full range of mineral-based sunscreens with broad-spectrum UV protection.
Thank you for taking the time to read. Until next time.