The skin on the face is the most sensitive and fragile part of the body, so if we get sunburned, our face is the first place to react. Redness, itching, burning, and, in severe cases, molting will occur.
As the name suggests, the after-sun repair is the maintenance treatment that needs to be done on the skin after sun exposure.
Even with our sun protection routine, it is challenging to escape 100% of the damage caused by UVB rays.
UVB rays cause our skin to react adversely immediately after sun exposure, while later tanning or even forming sun spots. There are three levels of sunburn depending on the degree of sunburn. The first level of sunburn can be recovered by timely remediation and after-sun repair, but the second and third levels will take more time to repair.
Today we will talk about how to repair after being sunburnt.
1. Physical cooling of the skin
The skin is in a period of slightly open pores after sunbathing, and immediately ice compressing hot and cold alternately will also affect the skin state. Therefore, it is recommended to use the moisturizing spray to cool down the skin after sunbathing to ease the phenomenon of red and hot skin so that the skin can return to its normal state, and then use an ice mask to cool down.
2. skin deep hydration moisturizing
When the skin returns to its normal state, be sure to hydrate the skin within 2 hours after sun exposure to lock in the water process. At this time, the skin will show a lack of water after exposure to the sun. Use the calming and soothing function of the mask (you can put the mask into the refrigerator freezer in advance) to cool down the skin. Applying a thin layer of toner before applying the mask to help absorb it and using moisturizing products to lock in the water afterward is recommended.
3. Inflammation repair
The 12 hours after sun exposure is a critical period for subsequent whitening and repair, as melanin will precipitate and build up 72 hours after sun exposure. So, first, we need to do a barrier repair on the skin after sun exposure and then use antioxidant and whitening-type masks to maintain stability. After that, don’t be afraid of tanning; we’ll whiten back.
What not to do after sunbathing
1. Wash your face with hot water
Avoid washing your face with hot water after sunbathing. After sunbathing, the skin is in a sensitive and fragile period. Hot water will dilate the skin’s capillaries, forming blood and seriously accelerating the formation of post-sun spots.
In the summer, we regularly exfoliate our skin to pursue flawless skin. However, the skin’s stratum corneum is in a vulnerable position after sun exposure, so if you exfoliate your skin immediately after sun exposure, it is very likely to cause allergies or redness. Therefore, it is recommended to exfoliate your skin 12 hours after sun exposure.
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