Hmm, maybe Elisha Cuthebert could have used this regimen on her burnt skin! This pricey kit, the Kinerase PhotoFacials Sun Damage Reversal System ($100, sephora.com) is a three-step kit that’s loved by celebs like Taylor Swift and Brad Pitt. Use this for long-term skin care. It includes a daily exfoliating cleanser with fruit enzymes and jojoba beads for smoother and brighter skin; a daily moisturizer with SPF 50, kinetin and peptides to soften fine lines, and lactic and kojic acids to improve skin tone; and a night moisturizer with skin-lightening agents to reduce sun spots along with kinetin and peptides to smooth wrinkles.
Athletes are outside all day long. When their skin screams for mercy, they use a product that was specifically designed for them. Mission Skincare ultra-soothing after-sun revive gel ($9.99, missionskincare.com). This fast-working gel is also perfect for sunbathers who’ve overdone it. The gel is safe for face and body. It’s enriched with antioxidants and vitamins and is free of fragrance, paraben, and preservatives.
Coffee is good for much more than just perking you up each morning. The Alba Hawaiian Kona coffee after-sun lotion ($11.95, albabotanica.com) contains natural acids found in coffee, which soften skin and boost circulation. Vitamin E, shea butter, and tropical emollients including kukui oil moisturize and protect the skin.
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Rachel Grumman is a freelance health and beauty writer based in New York City.