You’ve been out enjoying the sun all day while unbeknownst to you, an invisible battle has been going on: your skin vs. environmental aggressors like UV rays, wind, and pollution. Without proper protection, these aggressors can cause premature aging, discoloration and an increased risk for skin cancer. Applying (and reapplying!) sunscreen can help your skin fight off some of this potential damage, but at the end of the day it’s important to neutralize the effects. A gentle cleanse followed by a simple, rejuvenating routine will get your skin into recovery mode. Follow these steps for the ultimate post-sun detox:

  1. Gentle Cleansing Wash

This ultra-mild, unscented gel-cream hybrid is the perfect after-sun cleanser. It’s formulated with DermaCalm Complex™—a mild combination of gentle and calming Blue Daisy and French Oak Extracts that help to fortify skin’s natural protective barriers, aid in controlling irritation and effectively moisturize and soften skin. Massage into damp skin with warm water to help remove surface impurities without stripping.

  1. Hydrating Cactus Mask

After a long day of sun and wind exposure that can be drying and irritating, replenishing your skin’s moisture levels is essential. Instantly revive, soothe and restore your skin’s natural balance with Hydrating Cactus Mask. Blue Agave and Prickly Pear Cactus Extract help to renew skin while calming irritation. Apply a thin layer after cleansing and leave on for 5-10 minutes to reveal soft, smooth skin.

  1. Remarkable Retinal™ Serum

Vitamin A is one of those sleeper skin care ingredients that, when used consistently, effectively promotes healthy skin renewal. We use Retinal, the most potent non-prescription form of Vitamin A that provides maximum protection against environmental damage without redness or irritation. Apply this serum after your mask to help renew your skin overnight.

  1. Deep Repair Cream

The last step in any end-of-day skin care routine should be a nourishing moisturizer, especially after a day spent in the elements. Our Deep Repair Cream provides ultimate hydration with botanical extracts like Sunflower Seed Oil, Rose Hip Oil, and Jojoba, while a blend of antioxidants —including Kombuchka Tea, rich in polyphenols and Vitamin B—revive and rejuvenate skin.

We follow all of this with a big glass of water, as it’s just as important to hydrate from the inside. What are some of your favorite ways to detox? Send your tips to community@mychelle.com, we’d love to hear from you!