The Best After-Sun Products
If a day at the pool has left you feeling the burn (it happens to the best of us), grab one of these post-sun refreshers to cool down quickly.
Swap out your usual misting fan for this spritzer. Soothing aloe and cooling menthol refresh skin during those long days at the pool or the beach. Store it in your cooler for an even more refreshing treat.
To buy: $10, sephora.com.
Your skin’s not the only part on your body that feels the sun’s harsh effects—your hair suffers, too. Nourish skin and hair with this multipurpose oil. A blend of perilla, buriti, annatto and camellia oils help restore moisture to dehydrated strands and skin, plus they leave a sheen that won't feel greasy. Use it as a protective treatment, by putting it in your hair before a day in the sun.
To buy: $40, sephora.com.
A hydrating combination of gel and cream that smells like coconut and papaya will leave you happily reminiscing about vacation, while the aloe helps you forget about that stinging sunburn.
To buy: $10, ulta.com.
Repair and protect the thin skin on your lips with this SPF 30, aloe, shea butter, and coconut oil balm. Though the vanilla-peppermint flavor will make you want to reapply continuously, you don’t have to—the water-resistant formula lasts for up to 80 minutes.
To buy: $12, sephora.com.
If you’re left with dry, itchy skin after a day at the pool, the sun alone might not be to blame. The chlorine used in pools to sanitize can bond to your hair and skin, leaving them irritated and smelling of bleach. This spray uses vitamin C to neutralize the chlorine and eliminate any negative effects. Spritz it on hair and skin after swimming, and then shower with your normal cleansers.
To buy: $11, drugstore.com.
Get the nourishment of an oil without the heaviness or the mess. This fine mist combines vitamin E, aloe, and cucumber to not only refresh but also moisturize skin quickly. It sinks in fast and is dry to the touch, so you won’t be slipping around after applying.
To buy: $12, ulta.com.