The Best After Sun Care Routine

The Best After Sun Care Routine

Hi Loves!

It’s Bronwyn here today to share with you my tips and advice on the perfect routine to help with after sun care. Being exposed to an excessive amount of UV rays can lead to some pretty annoying sun burns or just annoying red skin. Of course, it is best to avoid having sun burns, but sometimes it is unavoidable. So today, I will be sharing my favorite routine to help prevent your burn from becoming worse and to sooth skin that is red and irritated from sun exposure. This routine is also great for those who have sensitive skin and want to calm it and even out the skin tone for a more even and neutral complexion. 

So let’s get started!

Symptoms of too much sun exposure

Knowing wether or not you need some after sun care is very easy. Here are some easy to detect signs that your skin may be in need of after sun care.

  • skin is sensitive to touch
  • skin appears more red then usual
  • skin has a slight burning sensation
  • skin feels hot as if heat is radiating from it

If you have noticed any 1 of the above signs, then you are in need of some after sun care!

Preventing is key

Of course, I will be recommending an excellent day and night routine to help your skin calm down and heal, however keep in mind it is important to prevent excessive sun exposure instead of always trying to heal it. Sun damage only shows to use in the form of burns or temporary irritation, however the there are significant long term side effects you need to know about. First of course being Skin Cancer. Skin Cancer should never be taken lightly even though it is considered the easiest to beat, when unnoticed or left unattended, skin cancer can quick spread to other cells and enter the blood stream, spreading into internal organs, resulting in terminal cancer.

So please, always be cautious of the amount of time you spend in the sun and always wear an SPF of 35 or more then you are outside. Both during winter and summer seasons.

Not only that, but around 95%+ of skin aging is caused by the damage done from UV rays. These include fine lines, wrinkles. sagging of the skin and age spots. If you are interested in maintaining a youthful look well into your 50’s and higher, then you might want to start wearing SPF everyday when you go outside, both during winter and summer. You can view our recommended sunscreens for all skin types here.

After Sun Care Morning Routine

The Best After Sun Care Routine

Now for the good part!

Taking care of your skin after being over exposed to the sun is very important and requires the right products to make sure you do not do more harm then good. Which is why you need to focus on using products that cool the skin, calm the skin and heal the skin. You need to restore damaged cells that were harmed from the harsh UV rays and to do so, I highly recommend the bellow skin care routine for after sun care.

1. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

The Best After Sun Care Routine

Of course you may be wondering, “what about cleanser?”, well let me tell you this, you can use any cleanser of your choice! Whatever you have at home will do. Cleansers are on your skin for such a brief period of time that it wont drastically effect your skin. However for this routine, I recommend skipping the cleansers and simply applying Klairs Toner to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over your skin. Doing so will provide a gentle cleansing to remove oils accumulated while you slept. At the same time, it will provide deep hydration to the skin, which puts moisture back into the damaged cells to prevent your skin from cracking or overly peeling.

2. Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap

The Best After Sun Care Routine

Finish off with a gentle calming lotion. During the day and especially during the summer season, we don’t need heavy creams that will clog our pores. This lotion is excellent for that reason and has an added benefit of calming and soothing irritated and hot skin due to sun damage. Plus it’s oil free formula provide the much needed hydration your skin needs.

After Sun Care Night Routine

Okay, so you finished the day, now it is time for your night routine to help out your stressed skin. Night time is when we want to provide our skin with treatment, as night is when our skin natural begins to repair itself. So let’s give it a helpful hand with the perfect night routine.

1. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

The Best After Sun Care Routine

Use Klairs toner once again. However this time, it is recommended that you use your favorite cleanser before toner as your skin will need to be cleansed after being out or just from daily activities that can clog the pores.

2. Klairs Freshly Juice Vitamin Drop Serum

The Best After Sun Care Routine

Once again, we need to be restoring the vitamins that were killed off by the suns rays. This vitamin based serum delivers a powerful concentrated amount of vitamins to the skin including 5% vitamin c. Vitamin c natural stimulated the collagen product in your skin, allowing you to heal faster and also have wonderful anti-aging benefits. Not to worry, this serum can be used on any skin type and any age!

3. Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask

The Best After Sun Care Routine

Treat your skin to a regenerating sheet mask. Your skin needs all the vitamins is can get as UV rays kill the vitamins in the skin.  So replenish them with this vitamin enriched mask sheet while providing deep hydration and a cooling effect at the same time. I recommend storing it in the fridge 30 minutes before using it for an added cooling effect to calm your hot skin.

4. Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap

The Best After Sun Care Routine

To keep our pores clear and fresh while still providing deep hydration and skin calming benefits, I recommend using the same oil free lotion that was used during the day time.

5. Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

The Best After Sun Care Routine

Treatment time! The best and ultimate way to calm down and get rid of all types of skin irritation, including after sun care treatment, is this magical blue cream! This cream contains many intensive skin healing herbal extracts such as centella asiatica and Guaiazulene which are the ultimate skin healing and calming ingredients. They work wonders on those looking to heal acne spots and those looking to calm down skin condition such a eczema and rosacia. Of course, this also includes heeling for after sun care.

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The Best After Sun Care Routine

And that concludes your complete after sun care morning and night time routine!
I hope this could be helpful to anyone who is in need of some help with their stressed out summer skin. If you suffer with sensitive, combination and uneven skin, this routine will also work well for you!


The Best After Sun Care Routine


  • [KLAIRS]2 Step Sun-burn care SetUSD47.49 -> USD40.37
  • [KLAIRS]Supple Preparation Facial TonerUSD21.99
  • [COSRX]Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap)USD22.00
  • [BY WISHTREND]Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet MaskUSD0.00 -> USD2.50
  • [KLAIRS]Freshly Juiced Vitamin DropUSD23.00
  • [COSRX]Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap)USD22.00
  • [KLAIRS]Midnight Blue Calming CreamUSD24.50
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Hi! My name is Bronwyn Papineau AKA BiiBiiBeauty & BiiBiiBap Beauty & Vlog Youtuber and Blogger at Wishtrend Glam Editor, Social Media Coordinator