Aloe-free ways to treat sunburned skin
Drenching yourself in aloe is tempting after a day at the beach, but it's a sticky way to salvage sunburned skin. This summer, give the green gel a rest and slather on these naturally hydrating alternatives:
Yogurt isn't just for breakfast and Pinkberry machines: The Greeks have been using it as a skin moisturizer since Homer's time. Specially formulated for both face and body, Korres Instant Soothing Gel ($38) uses Greek yogurt to hydrate skin while nixing sunburn's sting. Keep it in the fridge for a cool rubdown.
Unfortunately, we don't always think about sun damage until we're lobster-red and peeling. Naturopathica's Sun Repair Kit ($144) is the ultimate remedy for a flaky face. The Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme exfoliates and refines pores, while both the Botanical Serum and Revitalizing Complex reverse sun damage with antioxidant-rich ingredients like red grapes, licorice root and vitamin C.
With wild-mango butter and jujube-tree fruit, Decléor's Soothing After Sun Milk ($38) is like a smoothie for your skin. Neroli oil restores natural moisture while Sol-Collagenine, an anti-aging complex, helps skin retain a youthful glow despite those wrinkle-inducing UV rays. Bonus: it smells like fresh cantaloupe.