Although the sun is great for your state of mind, it can do real damage to your skin. So you need not only a high SPF in creams and lotions when you’re sunbathing, but also the right after sun care to prevent premature skin ageing. When you’re out in the sun, your skin loses moisture and free radicals are released, which can damage cells.
After sun exposure it’s always important to nourish your skin carefully to keep your skin beautiful for longer. Normal products aren’t enough after being in the sun; to look after your skin properly you need to use special after sun products. After sun care products calm the skin and support skin regeneration. They moisturise the skin after sunbathing and restore the lipid balance.
After sun products are often pleasantly cooling, usually as a result of the alcohol in them. Many after sun skin products promise to extend your tan, some even intensify it with special ingredients. The valuable ingredients in after sun care products that keep your skin beautiful include vitamin E, which catches free radicals and is vital for anti-ageing. Nourishing and moisturising substances such as allantoin and panthenol (vitamin B5) calm skin irritated by sunbathing.
Aloe vera is cooling and contains numerous skin regenerating minerals and vitamins, so it is used in many after sun care products. There are sprays, lotions, creams and gels, as well as face creams and masks that care for skin after sunbathing. You can also buy shower gels and lotions with an after sun effect. Generally, each product says what skin type it is suitable for. For body skincare there are numerous lotions that spread easily and tangibly calm the skin. To maintain your tan longer you can use special after sun scrubs and then an after sun lotion with a tan prolonging effect. For your face you should choose creams with added anti-ageing effect to maintain your beautiful, youthful skin for longer. Special anti-ageing ingredients prevent the premature appearance of wrinkles and loss of elasticity and have an antioxidative effect, which neutralises cell damaging free radicals.
Effective ingredients to combat pigment spots give you a beautiful and even tan on your face. Sun rays also damage your skin structure, particularly combined with sea or chlorinated water. That’s why you should use after sun hair care such as regenerating hair treatments.