Your Ultimate After Sun Skincare Routine For Summer In 5 Simple Steps

by Christine Tusher May 17, 2022

An after sun skincare routine is essential to healthy summer skin. The right combination of products will not only help protect your skin, it can also address after-sun skin concerns such as dark spots, dryness, and fine lines. 

While no amount of prevention or treatment can completely protect you from UV rays, our summer skincare guide can help ensure that your next pool or beach day doesn’t have to result in dull, dehydrated skin.

After-sun skincare guide


After-Sun Skincare Step 1: Protect

Technically this part of your skincare routine happens before sun exposure. But that old adage about prevention being the best medicine? It’s totally true. Shield yourself from harmful UV rays with Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen. Our gentle, reef safe sunscreen provides broad spectrum SPF 30 protection that melts into every skin tone.

What makes sunscreen reef safe? Chemical sunscreens like oxybenzone and homosalate have been associated with coral bleaching events. But while “reef safe” is generally used to describe sunscreens that only contain mineral UV blockers, it’s not a regulated term. 

Some mineral formulas use nanoparticles of zinc oxide so they leave less residue, which can also harm ocean ecosystems. Our scientists created a sheer zinc oxide that’s non-nano and non toxic, making it a truly coral reef safe sunscreen which won’t turn your skin white.

When applying it, be sure to also spread a thin layer on your lips, then protect them from chapping with hydrating Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm

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Zinc Mineral SPF 30


After-Sun Skincare Step 2: Hydrate

Sun-kissed skin is also unfortunately dehydrated skin, and hot weather can make it appear even drier. Keep your skin smooth and nourished by hydrating from head to toe with sugarcane-derived 100% Squalane Oil. It’s bioidentical to the moisture found in human skin and delivers instant hydration, so you won’t feel oily or greasy.

If you have excess product on your hands after moisturizing, you can use it in your hair to help hydrate dry strands and prevent split ends.

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100% Squalane Oil

After-Sun Skincare Step 3: Recover + Seal

Sensitive, dry and mature skin types can feel especially parched after sun exposure. The clinically-proven hydrators and innovative copper peptides in our Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum provide powerful hydration and instant plumping to combat fine lines and dryness.

Lock in all that goodness with a layer of Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil. Squalane and Damascas Rose Extract soothe, firm, and protect while our oil-soluble, shelf-stable vitamin C brightens any dullness the sun may have left behind.

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Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil


After-Sun Skincare Step 4: Exfoliate

If you’ve ever put on a pair of shorts after a day at the beach only to discover that your knees have aged about 10 years, you can thank the sun for that. Sun exposure can cause dryness and flaking even if you don't burn. Throw in some salt water or pool chemicals, and your skin can seem bumpy and dry.

Uncover healthier skin with Squalane + Sugar Enzyme Body Scrub. It utilizes two kinds of exfoliation (physical and chemical) to slough dead skin cells without disrupting your skin’s moisture barrier.

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Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub


After-Sun Skincare Step 5: Attack Dark Spots

Even if you slather yourself in SPF and hide under an umbrella all summer long, the sun can still leave dark spots behind. Combat the look of sun damage with Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum. It’s clinically proven to address the appearance of dark spots within a week. 

Even better: our innovative blend of ingredients won’t cause irritation like other Vitamin C serums can, making it suitable even for sensitive skin.

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Christine Tusher

Christine Tusher
Christine Tusher


As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I’m excited to bring my passion for storytelling to Biossance as an Engagement Content Writer. Two things you should know about me: I have a deep love of the ocean (especially sharks) and I’m obsessed with clean beauty. My bathroom cabinet is literally overflowing with my many-layered sustainable skincare routine. This combo is what led me to buy my first bottle of Vitamin C Rose Oil. I was so impressed by the way it improved my skin that I wanted to shout this brand from the rooftops. Three years later, and here I am doing just that. I’m excited to be on this journey of clean beauty innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you here on the blog.

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