It's impossible to protect skin from UV rays floating about in our atmosphere. So to avoid sunburn, skin peeling, brown spots and dryness, slather skin with an after sun lotion or gel.
Natio Aloe & Cucumber After Sun Lotion, $16. Along with the aloe vera and cucumber, chamomile is a welcome tonic for skin that is dry and dehydrated.
Shiseido After Sun Soothing Gel, 44. This oil-free body gel soothes sun-parched skin while giving it an instant cooling sensation.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Miracle Mist, $42. Keep this hydrating, refreshing spritz on-hand in your beach bag or by the pool, it calms and cools skin in seconds.
Pure Fiji After Sun Soothing Gel, $38. The combination of aloe vera and the Fijian dilo nut oil extracts soothes redness from sun or wind burn in minutes.
Dr.Hauschka After Sun, $39. Extracts of soothing ice plant, carrot and rosehip are ideal for sun-drenched skin, while almond oil, shea butter and rose wax help to prolong that holiday glow.
Trilogy Everything Balm, $28. On hand to soothe irritated, dry patches, this balm is rich in omega 3 and 6, marula, rosehip and coconut oils along with the heavenly scented free-range honey from New Zealand.
Clarins After Sun Gel Ultra-Soothing Gel, $53. This gel calms overheated skin thanks to the combination of Kalahari melon extract and aloe vera, while cardamom extract helps maintain that summer glow.
Jurlique Sun Specialist After Sun Replenishing Moisturising Lotion, $52. For those who suffer from itchy, dry skin after a day in the sun, rich jojoba, mimosa and sunflower wax soften and instantly soothe.