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20/07/2016 16:20 BST | Updated 08/05/2018 11:30 BST

4 Beauty Products To Help Heal Sunburn Fast

Go outside they said, it will be fun they said.

Preventing sunburn should be your first port of call this summer, but when the hottest day of the year comes around with no warning at all (seriously, it was raining last week) it can catch even the most cautious of us by surprise.

So when it’s all too late, what can you do to banish that painful redness fast?

NHS Choices recommend cooling the skin by sponging it with cold water or having a cold bath or shower - but avoid using soap as this can irritate burns.

Along with drinking plenty of fluids, they also suggest applying a product to keep skin cool and moist - and here’s where we come in.

These ou beauty products are said to help reduce sunburn (pro tip: keep them in the fridge for an extra-soothing chill factor).

  • Zk'in Hydrating Mist
    Zk'in Hydrating Mist
    Zk'in
    £22.93 from amazon.

    Cool down burnt skin as this seaweed-enriched spray evaporates. This misting moisturiser helps to rehydrate skin after sun exposure.
  • HealGel Body
    HealGel Body
    Healgel
    £24.50 from healgel.co.uk

    The original HealGel was created by plastic surgeons to heal scars, but the brand's body version is perfect for sunburn - helping to reduce irritation and calm redness with arnica and madecassoside.

    But if you've sunburnt your face, and are prone to breakouts, HealGel Intensive is the one you need.
  • Banana Boat Aloe Vera Gel
    Banana Boat Aloe Vera Gel
    Banana Boat
    £6.50 from boots.co.uk

    Touted as the 'burn plant', aloe vera is one of the most commonly used cures for sunburn. 
  • Time Bomb Over-Exposed Sun Damage Rescue
    Time Bomb Over-Exposed Sun Damage Rescue
    Time Bomb
    £40 from timebombco.com

    The latest product from Lulu's anti-ageing beauty range promises to reduce the feel of dry, tight, leathery skin. Peptides help kick-start skin into repair mode, while antioxidant pycnogenol helps inhibit the impact of UV rays.
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