When coming home
BC Sun Protect Treatment, €15.90/£13.25/$17.90
Deeply replenishing it smoothest the hair and help repair the effect of sun exposure, leaving it deeply nurtured full of brilliance and vitality.
Available in Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Salons
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower After Sun, €65/£60/$70
Thanks to the light structure it is easily absorbed to the skin and leaves skin feeling fresh and hydrated. It’s divine, yet strong scent, gives subtly perfumed touch.
Sure it feels amazing enjoying the sun when warm rays are shining down to our skin, keeping us warm, feeding us with vitamin D, but overexposure can cause serious sunburn, dryness and peeling. Even wrinkles and premature skin ageing. It is much healthier to stay in the shadow and use sunscreen with high SPF when spending your days outdoors but sunburn can be here before you even realize you spent too much time on the sun. In a case of sunburn first step is to drink lots of water to restore the loss and to re-hydrate your skin and hair. Next step is to apply an after-sun skin and hair products.
Because no sun protection works 100% some UV rays accumulate in our skin. That’s why after-sun protection is vital. After-sun moisturizers are designed especially for the need of skin that was exposed to the damaging UV rays. After-sun moisturizers cool and calm the skin and their formula absorbs quickly so your skin can be soothed and re-hydrated again. They differ from your regular lotions due to the cooling effect. Their formula has a gel structure that sits gently on your skin, giving refreshing feeling. Naturally after-sun product will not reverse what damage the sun has caused but it will help lock-in moisture, enabling the skin cells to recover.
First take a cool shower to help soothe your skin and prepare it for after-sun treatment. Apply after-sun moisturizer immediately after overexposure on a fresh and clean skin. Be gentle when applying as your skin is very sensitive at the moment. In time when your skin is irritated from sun damage avoid the use of harsh cleansers or treatments and also waxing and shaving.
MY tip: keep after-sun products in refrigerator to have extra relief to the skin
Your hair might look fabulous when they are slightly bleached by sun and gently waved by sea salt but all humidity, sea salt, chlorine and UV rays can cause that your hair loose moisture and become dry and dull. For healthy summer hair use products that are especially developed for after-sun hair care and protect your hair from all summer hair hazards.
To prevent any damages act before you go on the sun. Apply a deep conditioner to your wet hair before you spend your day on the sun. When damage is already done help your hair with mask that will replenish moisture or apply hair oil that will keep you hair healthy. Key is to use deep conditioning products that nourish your hair that lost the water. Always wash and shampoo the hair after they are being exposed to the damaging factors. Afterwards apply a lightweight conditioner to re-hydrate and nourish your hair making them shiny and soft again. Also limit the use of blow-dryer and flat iron to minimum and rather let your hair air dry.
ollistar TWO-PHASE AFTER SUN SPRAY WITH ALOE ultra-rapid absorption, €26.40/£20/$29
Combined richness of an oil and delicateness of a fluid nourish, moisturize and refresh. Non-greasy yet very rich. www.collistar.com
dermalogica Daylight Defense After Sun Repair, €36/£30.20/$39
Incredibly soothing helps to repair damage from sun overexposure, cool sunburn and reduce discomfort.