With Hong Kong’s sun-drenched summer still in full swing, it’s no surprise that quite a few of us are sporting some angry red marks or peeling patches on our skin – hello, sunburn.
If you’re in need of some rapid relief from spending too long catching the rays, here are five of the best soothing, nourishing, moisturising and refreshing after-sun treatments available in Hong Kong, leaving you free to continue enjoying the last stretch of our long, hot summer.
Herbivore Botanicals After-Sun Skin Soothing Aloe Mist
Quench your sun-parched skin with a soothing spritz from cult favourite Herbivore Botanicals. This all-natural wonder features healing aloe vera, cooling peppermint essential oil and redness-reducing lavender essential oil to create a deliciously refreshing mist that your dry, irritated skin will practically drink up.
Available from Sephora
Clarins Soothing After-Sun Balm
This after-sun balm from Clarins features an ultra-nourishing blend of sunflower, aloe vera, watermelon and shea butter extracts, which promise to deliver an intensive 48-hour hit of hydration to sun-damaged skin. This antioxidant-loaded balm protects against free-radical damage, rejuvenating and softening skin – and even helps your tan last longer, too.
Available from Clarins
Sachajuan Hair After the Sun
Don’t forget to give your hair some after-sun TLC too. This deep conditioning treatment from Swedish haircare brand Sachajuan is enriched with “ocean silk technology” – a strength-building mix of sea algae, proteins and minerals that restores shine and moisture to stressed-out, sun-damaged tresses – and can either be rinsed out or left in to work its magic.
Available from Net-a-Porter
Caudalie Tan-Prolonging After-Sun Lotion
Enriched with hydrating aloe vera, calming grape water and nourishing coconut oil, this lightweight, luxurious lotion is a saviour for sun-damaged skin – comforting, moisturising and repairing in equal measures. This divinely scented multitasker also helps boost your tan’s lifespan, ensuring you’ll enjoy that summer glow for even longer.
Available from Caudalie
Korres Greek Yoghurt Calming and Cooling Gel
No stranger to a sun-soaked climate, you can trust Greek skincare brand Korres to know a thing or two about how to heal sunburnt skin. Based on a traditional yoghurt treatment that Greek grannies have been using to soothe sun damage for centuries, this probiotic-packed cooling gel is an insider’s favourite for providing long-lasting relief to irritated skin – leaving skin feeling instantly softer, smoother and rejuvenated.
Available from Lookfantastic