Overexposure Causing Skin Stress?
You're not alone! It's super easy to have unintended damage from continual sun exposure like sunburn, sun-poisoning, heat rash, peeling, itching, & more :( And it can happen quite quickly and with exposure of over 30 minutes without any sort of protection- like SPF products, then you are headed for skin stress.
Not only can your skin become stressed, but the long-term effects are not very pleasant either. Besides the signs of aging, discoloration, and other skin issues- your risk for skin cancer greatly increases each time you burn. In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation:
However, that doesn't mean that there isn't a way to prevent skin stress, damage, and the increased risk for skin cancer. The Skin Cancer Foundation also gives the positive side to the regular use of sun protection products:
This means with the continual application throughout the day and with an SPF of at least 15+, you should be able to greatly reduce the negative effects that the sun has on our skin! If you do end up with overexposure and your skin does become stressed, there are also some things you can do:
- Start with a warm, healing bath. This will aid in healing, soothing, and re-hydrating skin! Looking for a good product to do just that? Try: Ola Hawaiian Body Products Tropical Apothecary After Sun Healing Bath [$6].
- Apply a skincare product that offers up natural anti-oxidant rich ingredients for a non-irritating, moisturizing, healing skincare solution. Go for items that are also high in Amino acids, proteins, & essential fatty acids. One of my fav's: Ola Hawaiian Body Products Tropical Apothecary After Sun Healing Remedy [$24].*
*Find out more about these awesome after sun skincare items below!
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After Sun Healing Remedy
What I love about this brand is that they have a commitment to providing 100% natural products that are truly pure and of the up-most quality. They pride themselves in curating their hand-crafted products in Hawaii, while ensuring to pick locally grown organic & natural ingredients to go into all of their products. Ola Tropical Apothecary also believes in avoiding petrochemicals, parabens, and animal-testing in their products too.
When it comes to what's in their products, they always list the ingredients and if it isn't on the label- then it's not in their product! As for packaging, then try to use as little as possible and when they do utilize packaging- it's made with recyclable & recycled materials :) If you want to know more about them, you can check out their videos and their story >here<.
If I were to compare which of the 2 items that I am recommending from Ola today, I would have to say this is my fav out of the 2. I'm not as big of a bath person and that's mainly due to time and a busy household, but this is also a product that is something that I could truly use. I burn quite easily and have ultra-fair skin, making skin damage something I have to be constantly on the look-out for.
Over the recent years, I have done a much better job of protecting my skin and using products to prevent this from occurring, but there is the occasional time when I get too much/pro-longed exposure and end up with parched, stressed skin. This is THE perfect product for soothing and calming skin, leaving it feeling moisturized- without the greasiness or artificial ingredients that aren't good for your skin.
It also dries and absorbs well into the skin and it can be applied liberally on your skin as soon as you are able following overexposure. Just want to rejuvenate and hydrate skin after sun exposure? Ola's After Sun Healing treatment is an excellent option as well :) I would recommend this product for any age or skin type!
After Sun Healing bath
Not only is this a super affordable product, but it's a cinch to use as well. You simply empty the inside sealed packet and it quickly dissolves in warm bath water. You can use the entire packet in one bath, but I chose to split it up into 2 as I wanted a good chance to actually see what the product was all about. It has a nice light & clean scent and leaves your skin looking and feeling fab- mine is noticeably softer, smoother, and rejuvenated after using this soak.
This product actually made me at least a bit more partial to having a good soaking & relaxing bath then I used to be ;) Great for all types a skin, this is the perfect product for any skin type or age and great for helping with after sun skincare treatment! You can use this product in combination with the above recommended Healing Remedy for perfect after sun care combo!