After Sun Exposure Tips: The Magic of Sodium Hyaluronate

After Sun Exposure Tips: The Magic of Sodium Hyaluronate

The sun's warm embrace can be invigorating, but prolonged exposure without adequate protection can lead to damaged and dehydrated skin. While we often emphasize the importance of using sunscreen to shield our skin from harmful UV rays, it's equally crucial to know how to care for your skin after sun exposure. In this article, we'll explore some essential tips to help your skin recover and rejuvenate.

The Impact of Sun Exposure on Your Skin

Before we dive into the after-sun skincare routine, it's important to understand how sun exposure affects our skin. The sun's rays can dehydrate your skin, stripping it of moisture and leaving it vulnerable to damage. Over time, this can lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it crucial to replenish the skin with the nutrients it needs.

After-Sun Skincare Essentials

Rosalba Martone, Director of Education at Perricone MD, reveals that hyaluronic acid (HA) is a remarkable ingredient for post-sun care. This component is like a soothing balm for your sun-kissed skin, helping it recover and maintain its youthful glow. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the skin that has the incredible ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. After sun exposure, your skin can be left feeling parched, but hyaluronic acid comes to the rescue. By applying products containing sodium hyaluronate, a derivative of hyaluronic acid, you can ensure that your skin receives instant hydration. This helps in preventing dehydration and restoring your skin's natural moisture balance, reducing the risk of fine lines and wrinkles.

After-Sun Skincare Routine

  1. Start by gently cleansing your face with cool water to remove any sunscreen, sand, or sweat.

  2. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel. Avoid rubbing, as it can irritate sun-exposed skin.

  3. Apply your chosen product with sodium hyaluronate or hyaluronic acid, such as SilkiMED’s After-Sun Care Essentials. Dab it onto your face, neck, and any other sun-exposed areas.

  4. Gently massage the product into your skin using upward, circular motions. This promotes better absorption and circulation.

  5. Follow with a moisturizer or cream containing omega fatty acids to reinforce your skin's barrier and lock in the moisture.

Additional After-Sun Tips

In addition to hyaluronic acid, here are some other essential after-sun care tips:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

  • Avoid hot showers, as they can further dehydrate your skin.

  • Use Centella Extract, aloe vera gel to soothe any redness or irritation.

  • Consider Centella extract-infused facial masks for a cooling, refreshing effect. SilkiMED’s Brightening Hydration Booster contains Centella Extract and Multiple molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid, making it perfect for emergency skin relief after sun exposure.

  • Continue using sunscreen in your daily skincare routine to prevent further sun damage.


Proper after-sun care is just as important as sun protection. The sun's rays can be harsh on our skin, leading to dehydration and the premature development of fine lines and wrinkles. Including products that contain sodium hyaluronate, with its amazing hydrating properties, can work wonders in restoring and rejuvenating your skin.