Damage Control for Sunburned Skin

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Despite bathing in sunscreen and remaining planted under a beach umbrella, sunburns can still insert themselves into your vacation plans. To avoid having your summer (and skin) ruined, make sure to stock up on a few of these miracle after-sun products. Ranging from oils to sprays, they provide soothing, hydrating and rejuvenating benefits that will minimize the damaging effects of the sun, whether you are sun-kissed or scorched.

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These products help to soothe stressed skin, including a recently waxed or windburned epidermis, so they're great to have in your beauty arsenal.

Arcona's balm neutralizes free radical damage with white tea and vitamin E, and alleviates redness with calming chamomile oil.

Decelor's balm reduces redness and nourishes and repairs the skin with argan, jojoba and avocado oils.

Sisley's Sunleya cream repairs and strengthens skin with andiroba oil and a peptidic dextract which mediates the heating sensation associated with sunburn.

Jurlique's cream hydrates and soothes with calendula and witch hazel, known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

Kerstin Florian's organic cooling gel nourishes and protects skin with aloe vera and sea-derived vitamins, minerals and algae.

Dermalogica's lightweight gel instantly cools skin and reduces irritation.

Nuxe's fresh mask reduces the tingling, stinging discomfort of a sunburn and continues to hydrate and smoothe skin for 24 hours.

Boscia's peel-off mask cools, calms and hydrates skin with natural anti-inflammatory ingredients mde from sea whip, soothing willow herb, cooling peppermint and collagen-boosting aloe vera.

Sunday Riley's lipid serum restores elasticity and reverses dehydration caused by UV exposure.

Caudalie's oil contains antioxidant grape polyphenols and draining ginkgo biloba to leave the skin soft, supple and radiant.

Mustela's spray provides a non-oily dose of moisture to relieve tight, dry sunburned skin.

Hampton Sun's healing, hydrating spray contains menthol, aloe vera and vitamin E for a cooling boost of moisture.

Also - checkout some of our favorite new sunscreens and accessories to prevent overexposure.