6 Sun Relief Lotions For Men

Above: 6 over-the-counter sun relief lotions for men
Above: 6 over-the-counter sun relief lotions for men

You’re burning up and it’s not because you saw a girl who looks like Miranda Kerr walk by; you’ve been out in the sun all day long and your skin has turned red like the a boiled crustacean at Red Lobster, only not as tasty.

So, what do you do to soothe the fiery effects of the sun on your epidermis? Head to the drugstore and pick up an after sun lotion or gel that will cool the skin and minimize the snake shedding aftereffects. Here are six over the counter sun relief lotions for men.

Alba Botanica Very Emollient After Sun Lotion, $7.99

Alba Botanica’s Very Emollient After Sun Lotion contains 85 percent pure aloe vera; a plant long known for its rejuvenating, healing and soothing properties for skin irritations and burns. This light and non-greasy lotion also contains antioxidant-rich green tea and vitamin E that moisturizes the skin so that it looks and feels like new. Available at: Rexall Pharma Plus, Shoppers Drug Mart and Target.

Banana Boat® Aloe Vera Gel, $8.60

Another after sun relief product packed full of aloe vera is Banana Boat’s Aloe After Sun Gel. The gel is a long-time favourite for of ours because it immediately soothes sunburns and has a pleasant cooling effect. Plus, it comes in a huge 460 mL bottle which means you can apply it generously wherever you’ve been burnt. Available at: Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall Pharma Plus, Walmart and Well.ca.

Biotherm After Sun Rehydrating Body Milk, $35

On the higher end of sun relief lotions is Biotherm’s After Sun Rehydrating Body Milk. Instead of aloe vera being the star ingredient in this product it’s Thermal Plankton; yes, the very same microscopic organisms found in the ocean and consumed by sea creatures such as the blue whale. However, the ones used in this product are from mineral thermal spring waters in the South of France which promotes cellular regeneration in sun-damaged skin. Available at Biotherm.ca.

Burt’s Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother, $14.99-$16.49

When your skin has turned red like the Ferrari in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) due to sun exposure it’s time to take action. Apply Burt’s Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother to you skin; it’s fast absorbing and contains natural ingredients such as aloe vera and linden extra, both which soothes the skin, as well as coconut oil and bee pollen extract which rehydrates it. Available at: Well.ca.

Korres Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel Aftersun, $23.50

You love eating Greek yoghurt so why not apply it to your skin! Korres’s Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel Aftersun ranks at the top of our list as one of the best sun relief products. It’s made from real edible yoghurt that nourishes and cools the skin, and can be applied to the face and body. Available at: Sephora.com and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Solarcaine Medicated Lidocaine Gel, $8.46-9.79

For a straight forward, no fuss product that will relieve the painful sensation of sunburns try Solarcaine Medicated Lidocaine Gel. The gel is composed of aloe vera and features lidocaine hydrochloride, a type of local anesthetic that works by temporarily numbing the skin to relieve pain and cool the burn. Available at: Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall Pharma Plus, Walmart.ca and Well.ca.

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her worked has appeared on StyleList Canada, 29 Secrets and GlobalNews.ca. She is also founder of the highly successful fashion blog The Souls of My Shoes, where she provides insights and thoughts on this world with a concentration on footwear. Find her at www.thesoulsofmyshoes.com and on Twitter @kimberly_lyn.

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