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The Best Après-Sun Products

Feeling the burn? Good. Getting burned? Bad. And yet, it happens each summer even when you’re being careful (and usually with the most embarrassing tan-lines possible). For a quick refresher in sun safety: maximize your sunscreen’s efficacy by applying a 30+ to your skin before you go outside, and then another coat 20 minutes or so after, reapplying every few hours. Sadly, we’re human, and often slip up on this regime. Here, some after-sun products to help ease your pain and get you back to looking hot and not scorched:

  1. Korres’s Yoghurt Cooling Gel does in fact have yogurt in it, which hydrates skin and cools the stinging effects of a burn. Some users refrigerate the product to maximize coldness. [$23.50, Sephora]
  2. A traditional aloe vera gel form will do the minimum to help healing, but the trick is to get one laced with Lidocaine, a topical anesthetic. For those chronically burned, it’s best to go budget with this inexpensive Rite Aid brand to make your product last. [$4.29, Drugstore.com]
  3. Decléor’s Aromaessence After-Sun Balm includes a blend of essential oils that soothes sensitive skin for longer periods of time. With reparative action, you’ll also help prevent the inevitable initial peeling situation that comes après-burn. [$50, Drugstore.com]

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Quick Pic: Kim Kardashian Sunglasses Sunburn

Uh oh y’all! Kim Kardashian just twittered this photo, saying:

“PLEASE HELP ME! I am so sunburned! I fell asleep with huge glasses on yesterday! This tan line is not ok!!!”

Clearly, she forgot to put on sunscreen! That’s a nasty burn and an epically awful tan line. Got any advice for her? [Kim Kardashian's Twitter] Keep reading »

Lotion Up With Sunscreen That Works

An environmental research and advocacy group tested a bunch of sunscreens and found that many don’t protect as well as you’d think. See, right now the FDA doesn’t require companies to test or label their products for protection against UVA radiation. I didn’t know this, especially since many sunscreens say they protect against both UVB and UVA, but apparently labels mean nothing. The Environmental Working Group analyzed 900 brand-name sunscreens and found that some of the best selling sunscreens performed worst. Check out their list of suggested ‘screens, because you don’t want people stopping you on the street to ask, “What happened to your legs?” True story. I blame my burn on faulty sunscreen. [CBS News] Keep reading »

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