14/08/2014 12:46 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

5 Soothing After Suns

After sun is an essential beauty bag staple whether you're summering at home or away. We've already shared our natural sunburn remedies, but a shop-bought cream can often be your best bet.

Even if you've managed to avoid getting so sunburned you look more like a lobster than an actual human woman, slapping on a bit of lotion will keep your skin hydrated and silky smooth after a day in the sun.

We all know that keeping your skin protected when out in the sun is an absolute must, and after sun lotions can help stop skin from peeling, lock in moisture and help ease painful sunburn.

Products with aloe vera are good to look out for while perusing the shelves at your local Boots. After all, there's a reason this plant has a long history of sunburn relief - it's jam packed full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

The very best after suns will set you back the best part of £20, however, high street favourite Marks & Spencer has made a name for itself in the world of affordable skincare. Its after sun offering certainly won't let you down and comes in at just a fraction of the price of its competitors.

For all our favourites take a look through the gallery below.
Remember, caring for your skin after sunbathing as well as before can be an essential step in avoiding longterm damage.

In the video below a professional sun care expert explains what sort of product to use, and how and when to apply it.

A Guide to After Sun Cream