Best Beauty Products for a Sunburn

sunburn beauty products

Although we can try our best to remember to bring sunscreen, or reapply it every few hours, sometimes we mess up and end up with a sunburn. Two weekends ago that was me. Luckily it wasn’t too bad and it was mostly just on my chest and stomach, but the pain and peeling certainly was a reminder that summer is in full force. So if you find yourself with a splotchy red sunburn, here are a few beauty and skincare products to help tame the redness, pain and peeling.

Mario Badescu Aloe Moisturizer

This aloe-based moisturizer not only helps with your sunburn, but also has SPF 15 to help prevent future sun exposure, too. The lightweight formula is oil-free, so it shouldn’t clog pores or cause breakouts. This is the next-best alternative to putting fresh aloe straight from the plant onto your skin.

First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum

This helpful serum is packaged in an airless pump that works to calms skin, relieve redness, and reduces future flare-ups. The ingredients work to shrink blood vessels to reduce redness. The aloe soothes skin while ginger works as a natural anti-inflammatory.

Dermalogica After Sun Repair

This cooling treatment balm helps to remedy damage from exposure to sunlight. This lightweight gel helps calm skin and reduce irritation induced by sunburn. This product is often used after women get waxes as well- a bonus!

Murad Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum

This renowned serum works to lock in the skin’s moisture to help restore the skin’s hydration. Chamomile and works to soothe burnt skin, while lecithin helps to improve the skin’s function to reduce susceptibility to irritants.

H20 Plus Milk Shower Gel

Milk and yogurt are both known as natural, at-home treatments to soothe sunburns, so it’s no secret milk is an ingredient in this shower gel. The milk helps resist damage, while aloe vera heals, soothes and hydrates, restoring health and vitality of the skin.

Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Hydrating Aloe

When your sunburn is really bad, the last thing you want to do is touch your skin to apply a product. This mist is easy to apply and is oil-free for a non-greasy finish. This mist is formulated with natural aloe and cooling menthol. The light mist penetrates quickly, deeply hydrating for smooth, soft skin.

The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion SPF 15

When it comes to natural products, it’s hard to beat this lotion. It is vegetarian, not tested on animals and contains community fair trade ingredients. The aloe soothes and is specifically made for sensitive skin.

Hempz After Sun Cooling Gel & Body Hydrator

This cooling gel is a leader of the pack since it’s easily absorbed, lightweight, and helps provide relief to sunburned skin. The cooling gel soothes and hydrates while preventing moisture loss.


  1. That soothing serum sounds amazing! I try my best to reapply and not burn, in fact I think I did well last year so hopefully another good year this year!

  2. Dear Lord, my husband needed all of these Sunday night!! Mister Big Stuff, didn’t think he needed sunscreen on Sunday and got fried!! I am gonna take notes on all of these. Thanks for sharing!

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