The One Thing You Need To Survive Spring Break
You slather on SPF 50, wear a hat, and raise the umbrella but still end up pink on day one. What now? When partnered with sunscreen, post-sun moisturizes help soothe burned skin so you can get back on the beach. (Think of it as preventative self-care.) For the best chance of a full week of sun and sand, start with a sunscreen ideal for both your skin type and destination — such as a kid-friendly spray formulated for wet skin, an oil-free formula designed for sensitive faces, or reef-safe sunscreen. Re-apply frequently during the day, and wind down each evening with one of our favorite post-sun moisturizers.
Whether you opt for old-school aloe vera or chill out with a watermelon-infused face mask, these products will help sun-kissed skin survive the rest of spring break. If redness persists and you need serious post-sun help, try our tips for even more relief. Hint: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Sephora Watermelon After-Sun Mask
Refresh parched skin with this uber-moisturizing face and décolleté mask. Squeeze any extra product out of the pack and rub over shoulders or other angry areas.
Buy it: Watermelon After-Sun Mask
Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm
Every beach bag needs a product that does double duty. Clinique’s calming balm helps minimize peeling on both the face and body.
Buy it: Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm
Banana Boat Soothing Aloe After Sun Gel
Korres After Sun Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel
Probiotic-rich Greek yogurt is a favorite at-home remedy for sunburned skin. Korres’ luggage-friendly formula pairs cooling gel with ultra-hydrating yogurt for deliciously soothing results.
Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30
Give chapped lips a little love with a softening, budget-friendly balm. Layer under your favorite lip color for extra protection.
Herbivore After Sun Skin Soothing Aloe Mist
Mist this gentle calming spray, packed with lavender, peppermint, and aloe vera, over flushed skin for instant cooling relief.