Après Sun Skin Care Tips

We grab every second of sunshine we can here in north-central Wisconsin because our seasons are short and winter is long. Catching up on winter-lost vitamin D and lifting our spirits with a dose of sunshine and warm weather play is wonderful for the soul but not so much for our skin.

Here are our best tips for skin soothing follow-up after a day in the sun:

1. Drink your water! Carry a water bottle with you constantly. Once home drink more water, tea, or herb-infused water. Avoid caffeine and alcohol after sun as they tend to be dehydrating.

2. End your day with a cool shower or bath to bring your skin temperature gently down and prepare for skin care follow-up. Sun, chlorine, and sweating all work to dehydrate our skin. We know that hydrated skin is plumper and younger looking so replenishing lost water from heat and sun is essential, bathing helps to hydrate from the outside-in.

3. Wash the dust, pollution, chlorine, sea salt off your body and face with good quality, chemical free bar soap and facial cleanser as soon as you come in.

4. Soothe sun parched lips with a hydrating oil in the evening. Use lip products with sunscreen before going outside but once indoors for the day switch to deeply nourishing oil. Be sure to wash your lips before applying so as to remove any remaining blocking wax. Wax creates a layer on your skin that blocks nourishing oils from doing their job. The skin near the lip area is similar to the eye area, for this reason we recommend 7 Day Glow's EYE Nightly Repair Serum for use as a lip oil alternative. We love products that do double duty and this serum does it! This serum also does great in battling lip lines, apply around and on the lips right before bed.

5. Moisturize with nourishing skin oils made with ingredients that attract moisture to the skin such as the natural Hyaluronic Acid found in HYDRATE Liquid Moisturizing Mist. Facial Oils make for fabulous alternatives to traditional cremes. Light and highly nourishing, they sink in deeply to replenish and soothe.

We recommend blending facial oil with quality sunscreen before going outdoors, use face oils neat once your day in the sun is over. One oil we are especially excited about is 7 Day Glow's INFUSE Moisturizer. This oil, featuring collagen and ceramides, works to help skin recover from sunburns while fighting environmental damage and aging. 

6. For the best body hydration we recommend using sunscreen in the day and body oil or deeply nourishing body lotion in the evening. Or blend the two for the perfect combo for your personal needs! 




If your skin is especially dry opt for a sugar scrub to use in the shower or tub first. 7 Day Glow's LUMINOUS Exfoliating Body Treatment is an incredible emulsified scrub made with a rich professional oil complex to leave your skin hydrated and glowing.


Pat dry after exiting the tub and follow up with body oil (can be applied to damp or wet skin to lock in even more moisture) or a high quality body lotion.

Maintaining a healthy glow all summer long is easy with the right tools and a workable system. Be sure to check out all of 7 Day Glow’s healthy skincare products at www.7dayglow.com!

Christine Untiedt, CEO, 7 Day Glow


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