Beauty

Sensational Skin Series: After Sun Care

Hi everyone, welcome back to Life with a Pop! Now that we’re in the middle of summer it’s safe to say I have gotten my fair share of sun. I’m happy to say that my skin is in the best condition it’s ever been in after soaking up the sun. I wanted to share with you my favorite after sun care products that help secure my tan and heal any burning I experience. The products are a range of different prices and ingredient preferences, so there is sure to be something for everyone! Most importantly to note, when shopping for products check the ingredient list: you want to make sure that the ingredients they make promises with are towards the top of the list. This means there are high amounts of it in the formula, if they are at the bottom of the list that means that they are barely in the formula. This post is not sponsored, but the products will be linked in their title!

After Sun Care Sprays

I will go into more detail about these sprays, but a tip for both sprays is to keep them in your refrigerator. This way when you spray them, they have an extra cooling affect!

Anger Management by Smooch! Studio

THIS TONER!!! Anger Management is an after sun care product that I swear by! I use this year round in my skincare routine as my toner, but in the summer it is perfect for calming down a sunburn. You can quickly spritz it all over your body to cool off, heal, and reduce the redness of your burn. This toner’s second ingredient in the formula is aloe so you know that it is going to be great for healing and soothing! It is also free of petroleum, mineral oil, parabens, animal byproducts, chemical dyes, fragrances, phthalates, and sulfates. 

After Sun Body Spray by Pacifica Beauty

I am so happy I found this spray because Pacifica Beauty is one of my favorite brands (stay tuned for a post about some of my favorite Pacifica Beauty products)! This spray is hydrating, soothing, and refreshing. It has so many different ingredients that benefit your skin such as aloe, caffeine, and chamomile. The best part is the scent! It smells so good, the coconut and vanilla combo is my absolute favorite! The formula is free of petroleum, parabens, SLS, and phthalates; additionally it is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. 

Moisturizers/Gels

Aloe & Coconut Oil After Sun Soother by Burt’s Bees

This is my favorite after sun care product find of the year! Some of the other products I have used in the past, so I knew that I would love them. But this year I couldn’t find one of my favorite lotions but I stumbled across this moisturizer. I am so glad that I did! This product is a lotion rather than a gel, and I love that! The product is pretty liquid-y so I was hesitant as to whether or not it would moisturize my skin very well. But it did! It smells very refreshing, and heals my skin SO quickly!! My favorite part about this product is that it is formulated to use on both your body and your face. This was a huge relief to me because I don’t like having to buy a separate product for my face. Because it is a runnier consistency, a little goes a long way! Aloe and coconut oil are at the top of the ingredient list, so it delivers what it promises: hydrated and soothed skin! It is free of parabens, phthalates, SLS, and petrolatum. 

After Sun Soothing Gel with Aloe by Equate

I typically wouldn’t recommend a gel as an after sun care product because they have the tendency to dry out your skin. I’ve also noticed a lot of the more inexpensive brands advertise their aloe gel and then I look at the ingredient list and aloe is at the bottom of the list. But that’s not the case with this product! Aloe is the first ingredient on the list! I save this product for when I am really burned and use it before I use my moisturizer. But for the price, it does the job of healing, so I have no complaints! It is formulated without alcohol and parabens.

That’s all for today! I hope you all are enjoying your summer and find these products helpful for all your after sun care needs. Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these products or what your favorites are for after sun care! As always, please share this post so we can grow the Life with a Pop community! Don’t forget to follow me on social media and check out some of my other beauty posts!

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