We love a bronzed glow after lounging in the summer sun. What we don’t love—red, painful burns and health risks when we neglect to reapply SPF. There’s nothing like the fun of new lotions, potions, and everything in between to spur sun protection from head to toe. And if you do get a sunburn, get relief with our after-sun skin saver picks.
Sun Protection: Best Sunscreen and Sunblock to Prevent Sunburn
Before hitting the beach, slather your face, neck, and chest with Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+. This lightweight SPF not only provides a barrier against damaging UVA and UVB rays, but also prevents skin aging from the sun.
Buy Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+, $32, at amazon.com
Protect the rest of your body with an easy SPF spray. We like Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray with SPF 70. For a quick swipe of soothing sunscreen, try Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin.
Buy Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray with SPF 70, $10.99, at drugstore.com
Buy Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin, $34, at sephora.com
Repairing after Rays: Sunburn Treatment at Home
Used your sunscreen but still got a sunburn? Soothe the sun’s painful damage with a great sunburn treatment, Avène After-Sun Repair Lotion and say “ahhh” as the cooling gel formula takes action—fast.
Buy Avène After-Sun Repair Lotion, $21, at drugstore.com
Forget to protect your lips? We’ve got them covered with Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy. Don’t be stingy with this balm. Not only does it contain SPF 20, but it’s clinically proven to repair chapped, burnt lips in just 3 days, making it one of the best sunburn treatments.
Buy Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy, $4.99, at drugstore.com
Don’t skip your strands! With hours under the sun or in the pool, your hair needs the Aveda Sun Care 16-Hour UV-Defense & Recovery System. For all-day protection, spritz the Protective Hair Veil to block UV rays for up to 16 hours. Post-sun fun, wash your locks with the Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser to remove chlorine, salt, and product residue. Follow up with the After-Sun Hair Masque to restore natural moisture.
Buy Aveda Sun Care 16-Hour UV-Defense & Recovery System, $72, at aveda.com
UV Fighting Prettifiers: Sun Protection via Makeup Containing SPF
Get multipurpose makeup action by swapping out your everyday beauty goods for ones containing SPF. We like Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 35. Get the same coverage as your regular foundation with the bonus of sun protection.
Buy Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 35, $26, at sephora.com
Infused with SPF 15, the NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment moisturizes and hydrates dry, sunburned lips. This treatment is a sexy way to add subtle color plus sunscreen protection to your pout. Our favorite is Greta.
Buy NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment, $25, at sephora.com
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