The weather has been warming up and the sun has been a bit more intense over the last month or so, which means we’ve had to watch how much time we spend outdoors. Getting outside and soaking up some vitamin D is a good thing, but overdoing it in the sun can be bad news for the skin.
It’s sometimes hard to strike a balance between receiving what we need from the sun and covering up to protect ourselves from damaging UV rays. When you’ve accidentally errored on the side of exposing yourself too much, thankfully there are some vegan and cruelty-free lotions that can help put your skin at ease.
The following are some sunburn treatments that we absolutely love, because they don’t involve animals in any way and because they’re made with safe, all-natural ingredients.
This ultra-hydrating moisturizer comes in mist form, so it’s super soothing on the skin. You don’t need to rub in on, so there’s less of an ouch factor with this product. 100% Pure Organic Aqua Boost Hydrating Moisturizer is like a quick and refreshing drink of water for your skin. You can use it morning, day, and night – as many times as you need to in order to stay pain-free and replenished.
We love Everyday Shea Fair Trade Shea Butter Lotion in Lavender to soothe a sunburn because it’s super rich, which means it keeps skin moisturized for a long time. It’s easy to slather on, so you won’t hurt too much when you apply it to a sunburn. Everyday Shea Fair Trade Shea Butter Lotion is made with only a handful of healing plant ingredients, and it’s crafted to benefit you as well as the environment and the small communities that manufacture the lotion.
This lotion is marketed as a lotion for babies, but it does well to calm and soothe anyone’s skin. It’s made with natural and healing chamomile, as well as a selection of other organic ingredients. This vegan lotion is gentle enough to use on the face, including near the eyes, and it offers an aromatherapy benefit that’s comforting to a tired spirit.
All of these vegan and cruelty-free products can be found online, on the companies’ websites.