We’re just 48 hours away from the official start to summer and we’re very much ready to bring on the beach days. Now we all love saying “Black don’t crack,” to compliment and youthful glowing skin, but we aren’t as vocal about the ways we keep our Black intact with proper sunscreen and SPF.
Along with pre-sun care comes post-sun care, because let’s face it, we don’t always re-up the sunblock while we’re out catching that much needed vitamin D. Sun-kissed glows are beautiful on everyone, but there is a thing as going too far. When you start moving away from sun-kissed and start approaching sun damaged, grab one of these products to help bring your skin back to a healthy balance.
Soleil Toujours Organic Aloe Antioxidant Calming Mist
Hyaluronic Acid and aloe are two of the biggest ingredients credited for soothing sunburns because of their hydrating and anti-oxidant powers. This after sun calming mist contains both, helping you stave off peeling and chafing after your sun experience.
Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray
Lavender and chamomile soothe skin in this mist. The floral and botanical blend smells like something that could only be doing good to your skin, while it's doing good to your skin. You can use this after a long day at the beach, or use daily for preventive care.
Black Radiance Full Effect Mascara
Your hair can also be damaged by the sun, and that isn't just the mane on your head. Protect the hair on your face that you actually want with formulations that include shea butter and aloe vera, which prevent breakage.
Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm
Great for face and body, this beauty balm is meant to repair skin after it's been exposed (or overexposed) to the sun. One of the biggest parts of preventing cracks is moisturizing before the damage is apparent.
Marla Rene Honey Scrub
This honey scrub is infused with turmeric, cranberries, and papaya--sounds like a fruit salad. But it's more than a sweet smelling elixir; it hydrates, moisturizes, and sloshes away those dead burned skin cells to reveal beautiful even glowing skin.
Moroccan Oil After Sun Milk
They say drink milk instead of water when you're eating something super spicy. This milk is just as helpful on heat, as it's packed with aloe, vitamin E, and fruit oils to soothe your skin. Don't let today's sun-bathing become tomorrow's sun damage.
The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Like aloe and lavender, rose hip is also touted as go-to for treating burns. When your day in the sun has left you dehydrated and your skin stripped of its nutrients, reach for this oil. The 100% cold-pressed rose hip oil is great rehydrating the skin, correcting sun damage, and healing other skin conditions.
Urban Skin Rx Aloe Cort Calming Cream
Hydrocortisone and aloe vera are the perfect duo to relieve dryness and any pain you might experience if your sun bathing goes from dream zone to danger zone.
Urban Skin Rx
Whish Vanilla Lip Scrub
You don't want to look like you spent the last few years putting one in the air with Snoop Doggy Dogg. Lips can suffer sun damage too. Whish away the sun damage and dead skin with this brown sugar shea butter scrub.