After Sun Care and Sunburn Treatments Buying Guide

Did you forget to apply sunscreen  again? You must be sunburned, or you wouldn't be reading this. If you don't want to look like a lobster , that's only the half of it. The damage to your skin could be even worse than the bruise to your ego. However, there are some products out there to help treat your skin after sun damage.

If you're going to the beach or you know that you're going to be out in the sun, consider bringing some products with you. In case of a sunburn emergency, you'll be armed!

Top Picks

We all know that sunburn can hurt...a lot. The following picks are some standard sunburn treatments that no sufferer should go without. With any sun burn, also remember to take a pain reliever  and to apply a cold compress  to the affected area. Also drink plenty of fluids and take a cool bath to alleviate your burn.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera  is the classic sunburn remedy. Most places will always have at least one form of aloe available, whether it be cream, gel, or natural form. Alo is good for all skin types and it's non-comodegenic, meaning that it won't clog your pores. It also serves as a moisturizer. Try some of the brands:


Solarcaine is a medicated lidocaine  spray. It provides cooling relief for all burns, but you might want to use it in addition to a moisturizer since this product doesn't do much for hydrating skin. There is an aloe vera version  which does contain moisturizer if you want to go for both effects in one. The spray form is easy to use and it won't cause much mess. Other numbing products with lidocaine that will provide you with a numbingly good feeling are Sarna  and Aquanil HC lotion .


Calendula  is a type of flower that is known for soothing sunburns, skin irritation, and even acne. It grows natively in Central America and the Mediterranean, but many products use calendula as an ingredient. Here are some popular choices:

Related Products

Sunless Tanning Lotion 


Tanning Gel 

Self-Tanning Towelettes 

Body Moisturisers 

International Resources

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NL: After Sun Shopgids