Our pick of summer's best after-suns...
A summer is promised. Honestly. And when it arrives, every one of us needs after-sun in our 'summer beauty arsenal', to repair and moisturise. And since we slathered their way through dozens of after-suns to help prepare the YOU Magazine Summer Sun Special, we thought we'd share our favourites... NATURAL WONDER
Dr Organic Aloe Vera Gel/£5.49 for 200 ml. We are huge fans of aloe vera and this is a soothing, skin-cherishing option for sun-parched skin, from a great-value range at Holland & Barrett.
TIP If you're staying somewhere with an aloe plant nearby, you can also discreetly slice off an outer leaf, keep it in the mini-bar and use it as a truly natural sun-soother.
Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm With Aloe/£20 for 150 ml. A chunky tube of cooling, skin-quenching nourishment that is great for sun-exposed skin - and also great for anyone with sensitive skin since (like the whole Clinique range, famously) it is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free.
TIP Another fab sun-soother is natural yoghurt: the Greek type is best, as it can be thickly applied to sunburned skin. (Which happens to us even with the best intentions, sometimes.)
TIP Keep your after-sun in the fridge. Nothing like it for cooling you down after a day on the beach or by the pool...
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Serum/£43 for 25 ml. This serum helps to step up melanin production; blend it with your anti-ageing skincare or after-sun product to create a ‘tan accelerator’.