Après Soleil

After Sun

No matter how many times we’re told to wear sunscreen (and reapply often!), sometimes sunburns still happen. Whether you’re soothing your sunburn or you just want to prolong your rich, golden tan, after-sun lotions are a great way to hydrate and repair after a day in the sun. Some even give a little extra glow to intensify your tan—bonus!

From nourishing oils to cooling gels to illuminating lotions, I’ve rounded up six after-sun lotions to stock up on this summer.

Remember to practice sun safety first and foremost!

  • 1 of 6 Vichy Idéal Soleil After-Sun In-Shower
  • Vichy Idéal Soleil After-Sun In-Shower
  • Vichy Idéal Soleil After-Sun In-Shower, $29.95

    This unique in-shower treatment is formulated with shea butter and 4 hydrating, healing oils for deep nourishment—plus it leaves your skin glowing and instantly beautifies your tan.

    Available at drugstores and online at vichy.ca.

  • 2 of 6 Biotherm Crème Nacrée Oligo-Thermale Sparkle Cream
  • Biotherm Crème Nacrée Oligo-Thermale Sparkle Cream
  • Biotherm Crème Nacrée Oligo-Thermale Sparkle Cream, $37

    Intensely hydrating and slightly illuminating, this after-sun lotion helps to soothe and replenish skin while enhancing your glow. It has a nice, fresh scent and refreshing texture that I love!

    Available at Sephora.

  • 3 of 6 La Roche-Posay Posthelios After Sun Gel
  • La Roche-Posay Posthelios After Sun Gel
  • La Roche-Posay Posthelios After Sun Gel, $25

    If you spent a little too much time in the sun, you’re going to want to repair and soothe skin with this lipid-restoring formula. The gel texture feels great on sunburnt skin too!

    Available at drugstores. laroche-posay.ca

  • 4 of 6 Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Ultra Radiance Moisturizer
  • Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Ultra Radiance Moisturizer
  • Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Ultra Radiance Moisturizer, $9

    Not only does this lotion smell amazing, but it has a gorgeous iridescence that makes your tan look incredible (you’re going to feel like a Victoria’s Secret model). Of course, it’s also super hydrating and soothing to help replenish skin after a day in the sun.

    Available at drugstores and online at Walmart.

  • 5 of 6 Shiseido After Sun Intensive Recovery Emulsion
  • Shiseido After Sun Intensive Recovery Emulsion
  • Shiseido After Sun Intensive Recovery Emulsion, $38

    If you got a bit too much sun on your face, you’re definitely not going to want to use any highly fragranced, shimmer-infused lotions or oils. This emulsion is light as water and is designed to be used on face and body. It feels refreshing and lightweight, but still hydrates and repairs skin after sun exposure.

    Available online at Sephora.

  • 6 of 6 Sun Bum Cool Down Lotion
  • Sun Bum Cool Down Lotion
  • Sun Bum Cool Down Lotion, $14

    Infused with aloe and vitamin E to replenish skin, this hydrating (and banana-scented) lotion absorbs quickly for a non-greasy finish on the skin. It helps to prolong and intensify your tan, but you can also use it to relieve peeling skin, windburns and chafing.

    Available at Shoppers Drug Mart. trustthebum.com

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