Why are after sun products important?

Time outdoors in the sun is good for the soul and great for getting a tan. But sun exposure can cause cellular damage resulting in red, hot, and peeling skin. Long term damage includes signs of premature aging – dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. You can’t undo sun damage, but you can minimize the risk of its effects with Clarins after sun lotion.

1. Why skin needs after sun care

The sun is your best friend when it comes to achieving a tanned glow. Unfortunately, it can also be your skin's worst enemy. At first, your skin is red, hot and sore – then you itch and peel. Even after the sunburn has gone, long term damage to your skin can lead to dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.


Caring for your skin before, during, and after sun exposure is more important today than ever before. The earth’s natural shield – the ozone layer – that protects the planet from most of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, is not as thick as it once was. This means we have less natural protection from UVA and UVB rays.


Fortunately, Clarins has summer covered with a range of sun essentials – from SPF sunscreen and sunscreen for the face, to good self-tanners and the best after sun lotion.


We believe that prevention is always better than cure – so slather on sun protection before you put a toe out of doors, and don’t forget to invest in the best sunscreen for the face which is where you’ll see the worst effects of long term sun exposure. Pay special attention to areas like the nose, lips, and the tips of the ears and wear sunscreen created especially for this delicate skin.


We also know nobody’s perfect, right? All the care we put into our sunscreen, we’ve also put into creating a range of after sun lotions, creams and gels to relieve sunburn symptoms and help you keep your tan for as long as possible.


So, let’s find out more about Clarins after sun care, the best remedy for sunburn, how to stop sunburn peeling, and how to turn a sunburn into a tan.

2. Clarins' after sun care

These days, the sun burns hotter than ever before. So after a day in the sun, the skin on your face, body and delicate décolleté needs to be replenished and moisturized. For bad sunburn, you’ll want the best sunburn relief. How to relieve sunburn?


Clarins Refreshing After Sun Gel takes the sting right out of sun exposure. This refreshing gel helps sun-stressed skin keep its cool with soothing extracts of Watermelon, Sunflower and Mimosa Tenuiflora. How to get rid of sunburn redness? Refreshing After Sun Gel helps to reduce redness and peeling while bringing welcome relief to hot, sunbaked skin. This sunburn treatment has a moisture-replenishing formula that leaves skin visibly soft and incredibly comfortable.


How to treat sunburn and reduce peeling and flaking? Soothing After Sun Balm delivers a moisture boost that puts hydration back in your skin after a day in the sun and helps to prolong your tan. The nourishing formula of this sunburn cream leaves skin visibly soft, smooth and toned with the perfect dose of after-sun TLC.


All Clarins after sun products contain extracts of plants renowned for their soothing and hydrating properties.

3. Get a sun kissed tan with Clarins self-tanner

The best self-tanners for face and body are still the safest way to achieve a glowing tan all year round, while still nourishing and minimizing the long term effects of sun damage to your skin. The best self-tanner products when properly applied can give you a sun kissed tan without exposing your skin to the harmful UV rays of the sun. It’s important to remember that an indoor tanning lotion does not contain an SPF sunscreen so apply your best sunscreen if you’re going to spend time in the sun after applying your self-tanner.


Here’s how to self-tan with bronzing lotion. First de-fuzz and exfoliate because hair-removal like waxing and shaving can remove self-tanning lotion. Next – exfoliate. Dead skin cells trap even the best self-tanning lotion on the surface of the skin and you’re left with dark, uneven patches and no glow at all! You want your best indoor tanning lotion to be properly absorbed for a more natural, sun kissed look. Get rid of rough, scaly skin with a good quality exfoliating body scrub. The same goes for your self-tanner for the face. Cleanse and exfoliate before applying your best sunless tanning lotion to your face.


Make sure your skin is completely dry before applying your self-tanner. If your skin feels a bit tight or dry after your shower – apply a small amount of a lightweight hydrating lotion on dry spots like knees, elbows, and ankles, and the nostrils if you’re going to be using a self-tanner for the face.


Nobody wants to look older than they really are! Proper sun care – before, during and after exposure, plays an important part in reducing the risk of premature skin aging that can result from sun damage. Now that you know how to protect and care for your skin all year long, sun care is more than just cosmetic – it’s a part of good health, too.

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