Fortunately, the population has become aware of the importance of using sunscreens with a high sun protection factor (SPF).
However, forgetting or improperly using cream or bathing can cause irritation and even burns, even when the period of exposure to the sun is relatively short.
That’s when we have to use our after-sun to soothe irritation. But this type of cream, in addition to cases of excessive exposure to the sun, should also be used in cases where the sun does not seem to have affected our skin at all.
Let’s find out why:
Synergistic Effects of After Sun on the Skin
Ultraviolet rays are very aggressive for the skin, even in the absence of irritation or burns. And it is that when we expose our skin to solar radiation, significant skin dehydration occurs.
In addition, ultraviolet rays break down collagen and elastin, which significantly accelerates the aging process of cells.
Quality sunscreens have a synergistic effect on the skin, preventing all this damage, as they are made with:
- Calming Ingredients
- Anti-inflammatory Agents
- Moisturizing Active Ingredients
- cellular regenerators
- Reduces oxidative damage caused by sun exposure
Hence the practicality of using after-sun, although, apparently, no damage attributed to sun exposure to the skin has been observed.
Benefits of Using After sun Regularly
In addition to the calming effect in case of burning or redness, these are the advantages of using an after-sun after periods of sun exposure:
- Skin temperature drops.
- It prevents dehydration by itself.
- Skin aging is prevented.
- Later scabs are avoided.
- The tan lasts longer.
How to Properly use After Sun Cream
It’s okay to apply it immediately after exposure to the sun. In that case, let’s take care to remove the saltpeter by taking a bath, if we take a dip in the sea.
But we will greatly improve its effectiveness if, in the shortest possible time, we remove the remains of dirt and other creams from the skin with lukewarm water and a non-aggressive gel.
In this way, we will allow the after-sun penetration to be faster and deeper, accelerating its calming and rejuvenating effects.
An additional advantage of this type of cream is that it can be used without restrictions. If we notice dryness, heaviness or discomfort, we can mitigate it with a new application.