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How to take care of your skin after excessive sun exposure

Even when the sun is shining bright outside, sometimes it's unavoidable to get out. However, too much sun in one day can leave your skin feeling dry and burnt. But if you play it safe with some sun protection, it's all good. Even if you're not lounging on the beach, being outside means your skin's getting hit by the sun's UVA and UVB rays. And over time, too much sun can accelerate the ageing process. The good part is that there are ways to undo sun damage and get your skin glowing again.


In This Article:

The Effects Of Sun Exposure

The Effects Of Sun Exposure

While each person’s skin will react differently to sun exposure, here are some common effects that you may experience: 

1. Wrinkles And Fine Lines

Sunlight exposure is accountable for the majority of visible skin ageing. UVA rays deeply penetrate the skin and disrupt its collagen and elastin content. This damage leads to the premature appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Skin Irritation And Dryness  

The sun can be rough on your skin's protective layer. It strips away moisture and essential fats, leaving your skin feeling dry and rough. You may develop tightness and itchiness

3. Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation happens when your body makes more melanin. Sun exposure is a big trigger for this extra melanin production. If you want to avoid those uneven skin patches, keep out of the sun or protect yourself well.

Immediate After-sun Care

What you do next after sun exposure is crucial. Sun exposure is the primary environmental factor impacting skin health. While sunscreen shields your skin during sun exposure, there are essential steps to take afterward. These steps help your skin recover and regain its natural radiance.

1. Importance Of Hydration

Keeping your skin hydrated is crucial because the sun's UV rays can dry it out. That's why it's crucial to use products with Hyaluronic acid and Ceramide. These ingredients penetrate your skin, hydrating it deeply and making it soft and smooth again by fixing any damage. The best way to keep your skin hydrated is to use a sunscreen that provides hydration. Our Hyaluronic Acid and Pro-Ceramides Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 PA+++ is your best bet. This clinically tested In-Vivo sunscreen gel not only shields your skin from UVA, UVB, and Blue light but also helps keep it hydrated. It maintains your skin’s moisture balance, leaving it plump and well-hydrated.

2. Post-Sun Skin Cleaning

Cleaning your skin after being in the sun is crucial. If you don't wash away sweat, dirt, and oil, your skin won't be able to soak up any goodness. Choose a gentle cleansing face wash, depending on your skin type, to keep your skin clean and fresh. Our recommendation is the Daily De-Tan Cleanser with Niacinamide and Vitamin C. It is clinically proven to reduce skin tan in 7 days and helps reduce visible dark spots. Niacinamide targets hyperpigmentation and diminishes dark spots. Vitamin C brings in brightening benefits and minimises skin tanning.

3. Nourishing And Repairing The Skin

Staying hydrated is essential, but maintaining a proper skincare routine is equally important for ensuring healthy skin. It helps repair damaged cells and fight dehydration. Products with vitamins E and C can soothe redness and irritation and aid in healing. So, stay hydrated and use skincare products with these vitamins to get the best results for post sun care treatment.

4. Treating Sunburn

If you get sunburn, you must act fast. The first step is to take a cold shower to calm your skin. Use a cold compress to ease the burning and redness. Additionally, use our Soothing After Sun-Gel Creme with Allantoin. Its cooling effect provides instant relief from sunburn, red, and irritated skin. You can also incorporate it as a moisturiser in your AM and PM routine. 

5. Attention To Sensitive Areas

Caring for sun-exposed skin is crucial, but do it gently, especially in sensitive areas. Use the right products and be careful with your application. Remember that your facial skin is more sensitive, so don’t use the same sunscreen on your face as well as your body.


Taking good care of your skin after sun exposure is vital for its health and beauty. Incorporate cooling baths or showers and hydrating products into your post-sun routine. By following these simple steps, you can keep your skin healthy. They will also provide hydration and a glow to your skin even after soaking up the sun's rays. Remember to give your skin the best care it deserves, so pamper it well.

Written by Samradni Pradhan on Apr 09, 2024
Samradni combines her love for exploring diverse beauty products with her knack for expressive writing. She delivers engaging content in the world of beauty with confidence and insight.

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