Summer Skincare: The Best After Sun Lotions

Summer skincare doesn't stop at applying the best suncream. After exposing your skin to the rays of the summer sun, pumping moisture back into your skin is crucial to staving off any flaking and maintaining your tan as long as possible. Of course, if you did get burned, moisturiser and lots of H2O are crucial to healing your wounded skin. 

So now we've established moisturiser is your crucial weapon of choice when holidaying in the sun, we've rounded up the most luxurious and effective after-sun lotions to take with you when you get away. 

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Clinique After-Sun Rescue Balm

For an excellent all-rounder that does exactly what it says on the tin, Clinique's After-Sun Rescue Balm is just the ticket. Formulated with Aloe, it's a great choice to soothe slightly sunburned skin and lock in any moisture that's trying to escape. 

£20 from Clinique

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Sisley Paris After-Sun Care Tan Extender

Even if you’re not visibly red, using a good quality after sun is always a great precaution to take. However, if your priorities tend to lie more in the direction of a golden glow, Sisley’s two-in-one after suntan extender is ideal. Containing shea butter, stevia leaf extract and plant glycerin, it promises soft, soothed skin with a naturally enhanced bronze tone.

£115, from Liberty London

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Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque

It may not be immediately obvious but your hair can suffer from just as much sun damage as your skin. Aveda’s after-sun treatment masque utilises the restorative properties of more protein along with organic shea butter, coconut and palm oil and green tea extract to nourish hair and protect against any further sun damage. Simply swap for your usual conditioner for easy, hassle-free sun care.

£25 from Liberty London

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La Roche-Posay Posthelios Soothing Melt-in Gel

You can take as many precautions as possible but you will, inevitably, get burnt at some stage. When serious healing power is in order, you could do much worse than slathering on La Roche-Posay Posthelios. Its relieving gel texture is just what your skin is looking for. Apply after a cool shower to leave skin feeling refreshed, smooth and comfortable.

£13.50 from Look Fantastic

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Institut Esthederm After Sun Repair

If your usual skincare routine normally includes separate face and body creams then your after sun should be no different. With a coterie of calming, rejuvenating and nourishing ingredients, Institut Esthederm's powerful after sun face cream enhances the skin’s natural repair system in a delicate non-aggressive formula while it also fights the signs of ageing.

£36.50, from Look Fantastic

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ESPA Cooling Body Moisturiser

For instant relief, soothe skin with this gel-cream formula from skincare specialists, ESPA. Bursting with skin-hydrating properties including Hyaluronic Acid and soothing aloe vera and menthol. Use it twice a day for best results. 

£35 from ESPA


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Organic Children Aloe Vera Lotion

It’s not news that a child’s skin is more sensitive than an adults so, along with regularly applying the factor 50, you need to make sure you pack a brilliant after sun for them. Green People offers a great organic after sun cream containing aloe vera, calendula, myrrh and lavender which is free from harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients. Just what they need after a long day playing with the best water toys for children.

£11.50 for 200ml from Green People

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