After Sun Gel Cools Painful Sunburns
Tennis courts are hot hot. Basketball blacktop is scorching. The shaded bike trail should be fine, right?
Most people are conscious of sun exposure, but assume certain locations are safe from harmful rays. So it can feel shocking and a little bit guilt-inspiring to receive a painful sunburn. At least there are products that can help ease the burn.
The After Sun Repair from Smart Shield is an Aloe Vera gel with Lidocaine intended to provide relief from sun or wind burns. The aloe base adds a cooling element as well as moisture. The Lidocaine helps reduce inflammation and relieve burning sensations.
The gel is hypoallergenic, PABA free and is safe for all skin types. It is designed to absorb quickly into the skin and not clog pores.
A 4.5 ounce bottle is $7.49 and available at SmartShield.com. It is also available in select shops at tennis and country clubs.
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