Spending a little too long in the sun may just be the one thing that we’re all guilty of – particularly on holiday. Enter: our four favorite skin soothers that are perfect after a day at the beach or by the pool. Not only do they calm stressed skin, but they also load it with moisture, nurture it with natural ingredients, and reduce redness and roughness. They’ll even help keep your tan looking better for longer. Sold.
The Body Wash
Wash your way to soothed, smooth skin thanks to the amazing ‘After-Sun Hair & Body Shampoo’ by Nuxe. Not only does it gently remove all residue – chlorine, UV filters, salt, and sand included – without drying or irritating skin, but it also hydrates, nourishes, and repairs it. The multitasking formula smells good enough to turn your shower into an at-home spa as scents of vanilla, sweet orange, water flowers, and Tahitian gardenia fill your space. Use it on both your body and hair to transform yourself from top to toe in a matter of minutes.
Nuxe Sun ‘After-Sun Hair and Body Shampoo’
The Bath Beautifier
The ultimate soothing soak for post-sun skin, this bath oil is a blend of rose, chamomile, ylang ylang, and lemon essential oils – all known for their skin-calming properties. Sweet-almond and apricot-kernel oils help hydrate and provide instant relief to even the driest and most sensitive of skins, while fruity extracts of blackcurrant bud and lemon encourage inner peace and tranquility – you’ll want to linger in the tub for this one.
Bamford ‘Rose Bath Oil’
Not only do body oils enhance your tan and leave your skin glowing, but they also lock in moisture and keep you feeling soft and smooth. This sprayable oil from Elizabeth Arden does it all; it provides intense moisture to your hair, body, and even your face for up to 12 whole hours, improves skin texture, boosts radiance, and reduces roughness. Enriched with avocado, sunflower seed, grape seed, and olive oil, it nourishes and soothes whilst scenting skin with a delicate, floral fragrance.
Elizabeth Arden ‘Eight Hour Cream’
Whether you need to take the sting out of your sunburn, refresh hot and bothered skin, or boost moisture levels to relieve redness and inflammation, this body treatment is just the ticket. Super lightweight and easily absorbed, it’s formulated with aloe vera and panthenol to hydrate, moisturize, soothe, and strengthen skin, helping to prevent peeling and calm sun-exposed skin. It also feels wonderfully cool, making it the perfect product to pack for a beach holiday.
Aesop ‘Petitgrain Reviving Body Gel’