Luckily (almost) all of us do well with sunscreen. But your skin also needs care after sunbathing. Especially if you are burned. But does aftersun actually help with sunburn or can you just as well use body lotion? And is aftersun harmful to your skin? We’ll tell you everything you need to know about aftersun.
Wondering why you should use aftersun? We give you three reasons:
- After sun moisturizes your skin . After tanning your skin can feel dry and tight. Recognizable? Your skin needs moisture. Aftersun often contains moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerine. Aftersun helps to restore the skin barrier and restores the skin’s moisture content.
- Aftersun cools your skin when you burn it . Burnt skin often feels warm. In addition to moisturizing ingredients, aftersun contains cooling ingredients. An example of this is aloe vera. This versatile plant moisturizes and cools your skin. So two birds with one stone. For example, try the Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel . Keep in mind that aftersun cannot undo the damage to your skin that burns. So prevention is better than cure. Tip: keep your aftersun in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.
- Aftersun can help keep your tan longer . Proper moisturizing can prevent peeling. This way you stay tanned longer. Therefore, drink enough water and moisturize your skin after sunbathing. The Biodermal After Sun Brown Extending Milk helps prevent peeling and stimulates the natural tanning process.