After-Sun Skin Care
AFTER SUN LOTIONS AND GELS FOR ULTIMATE SUNBURN RELIEF
From pain and tenderness to dryness and irritation, the effects of a mild sunburn can be uncomfortable at their best and excruciating at their worst. Luckily, Panama Jack is here to help with our line of After Sun Skin Care.
It’s happened to most people at one time or another. You’re at the beach relishing every single minute under the warm sunshine. Later, you pack up your things, head indoors, and notice your skin looks red and feels sensitive to the touch. Though you might not have realized it at first, you developed a sunburn during your day in the sun.
Mistakes like this can happen easily. Maybe you didn’t apply as much sunscreen as you needed, didn’t reapply as often as recommended, or didn’t apply any at all. Whatever the case, the damage to your skin has already been done. What happens next and how you care for your skin can go a long way toward healthy healing.
This is where Panama Jack Aloe Moisturizer, After Sun Burn Relief Gel, and Green Ice Aloe Vera Gel can help with their soothing properties and nourishing ingredients. Our trusted formulas include agents to help your skin calm down quickly and facilitate your skin’s healing process.
Whether you missed some spots near the edge of your swimsuit, forgot to protect hard-to-reach areas like your back, or just ended up spending way more time at the beach than you had planned, sunburns are painful. But Panama Jack After Sun Skin Care can make a comforting difference with the power of Aloe vera.
All About Aloe
Aloe vera, a spiky green succulent, has been used for thousands of years for various beauty and health purposes because of the gel stored within its long leaves. Once seen as the “plant of immortality,” it’s known for its strong moisturizing and healing abilities. Of course, Aloe vera is no longer the be-all-end-all of medicinal ingredients, but that hasn’t affected its popularity. This hero of home remedies has made its way into homes, and stores, across the globe.
Why is it so acclaimed for its skin-soothing powers? While it can’t help prevent sunburns (that’s where your SPF sunscreen comes in), it has been shown to contain anti-inflammatory properties and help skin retain moisture. It also has a high water content, which can help minimize peeling and the painful symptoms of sunburn.
Experts, like those at the Skin Cancer Foundation, suggest moisturizers that contain this powerful ingredient as one method of soothing mild sunburns.
How to Use It
At the first signs of sunburn, the very first thing you should do is get out of the sun. You need to quickly find some shade and cover your skin up, which will help you protect yourself from any additional UV exposure.
Even low levels of UV light can impact our skin, causing sunburn and long-term damage. So in addition to applying an SPF sunscreen at least 15 minutes before any amount of sun exposure, be sure to generously apply a Panama Jack After Sun lotion or gel afterward. For intense relief, opt for our After Sun Burn Relief Gel with lidocaine, Aloe vera, and menthol, which should be applied no more than three or four times daily.
Store-bought products come with added skin-nourishing ingredients, but people sometimes choose to apply raw Aloe vera. To use Aloe vera in its natural form, head to the store to pick up a leaf or a whole plant. Slice off a leaf’s sides, peel off the outer layers, and you’re left with a nutrient-rich gel. Just make sure to use it immediately for the best results.
Pro tip: For an ultra-cooling sensation, store your after sun products that come in gel form in your refrigerator.
Why Should You Use It
No skin care product can “cure” a sunburn, but Panama Jack’s After Sun Skin Care collection can help minimize the pain and inflammation sunburns often cause. Our classic Aloe Vera Gel is a quick, soothing way to bring back hydration, reduce irritation, and give yourself a healthy summer glow.
What’s more, our multi-functional products make the perfect addition to your everyday skin care routine. Our Aloe Moisturizer delicately combines Aloe, Cocoa Butter, and Hemp Seed Oil, with Vitamin E to create a nutrient-rich daily or after sun lotion.
Helpful Tips for Treating a Sunburn:
There is no fast fix for getting rid of sunburn. Luckily, a mild sunburn will typically heal on its own within a few days, and with the right after-care steps, you can help minimize the symptoms and support your body’s healing process.
Take a cool shower or bath to soothe your skin. Cool water can help relieve burning sensations, but it's important to ensure you’re not staying under the water for extended amounts of time. This can lead to drying and can actually worsen any irritation.
Drink lots of water. A sunburn draws fluid to your skin and away from the rest of your body, which can lead to dehydration. The Skin Cancer Foundation also recommends drinking sports drinks to help restore your electrolytes.
Apply a moisturizer. An Aloe vera lotion or gel can help minimize dryness and peeling while relieving the pain of sunburn.
Stay out of the sun. If you need to go out in the sun, take measures to protect your sunburn while it’s healing. Apply a Broad Spectrum sunscreen and wear protective clothing like our UPF-rated long-sleeve apparel or a hat to shade your face and neck.
See a doctor or dermatologist. If you experience symptoms of a serious sunburn, such as severe blistering, a fever, or confusion, make a visit to your primary care physician or a board-certified dermatologist.
Whether you’re hoping to soothe a sunburn, moisturize daily, or simply prolong a tan, Panama Jack is here to help with our multi-purpose, year-round skincare products. Grab a bottle or the whole collection today and give your skin the nourishing treatment it deserves. While you're at it, don't forget to make a few selections from our trusted line of Broad Spectrum sunscreen products to avoid a sunburn during your next day in the sun.