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DIY After Sun Spray + Skin Care Tips

With the sun still shining brightly in our neck of the woods, we find it an ongoing necessity to keep our sun drenched skin super hydrated and well taken care of. We love to reach for natural products and ingredients to keep our summer bodies happy on the outside as well as the inside. Read on to learn how to make our easy DIY after sun spray and some of our favorite after sun tips from our Amuse team!

DIY After Sun Spray

This simple concoction is made up of just 4 natural ingredients. We believe in the power and benefit of essential oils and love using lavender and peppermint for this skin repairing spray.

After sun

  • 1/2 Cup Witch Hazel
  • 2 Tablespoons Pure Aloe Vera
  • 10 Drops Pure Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2-10 Drops of Pure Peppermint Essential Oil (depending on how sensitive your skin is)

Mix all ingredients together and add to an 8oz spray bottle, or two 4oz spray bottles. A funnel can be used for an easy pour. Avoid using spray around the eye area, so the peppermint doesn't get ya! Spray evenly on body after a day in the sun and relax!

After Sun

After Sun Tips

"The Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque is legit! Great for repairing after summer hair." - Jade

"The Blue Lotus and White Tea Treatment Sheet Mask from Pur-Lisse is great to use post sun." - Andrea

"Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. My favorite is Epicuren Kukui Coconut After Bath Moisturizer. It leaves skin silky and smelling like vacations past :) I always bring the Epicuren Handbag Essential Trio Kit while on vacation. It comes with the moisturizer, face toner, and anti-aging lip balm with SPF - gotta protect your lips from the sun as well!" - Maria

"Having fair skin, I don't spend too much time in the sun but I do use Vitamin E Oil, or Epicuren Aloe Vera Calming Gel. And of course, SPF 70 before and during sun :)" - Angela

"I'm all about coconut oil by itself. I just rub it all over! Sometimes I use the Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Lotion because I love the way it smells." - Crystal

"For my pre-beach prep, I use Sun Bum Salt Spray on my hair to protect color and prevent damage. It smells so good! I also use Sun Bum Clear Zinc on areas that tend to burn/get damaged easily like my shoulders, chest, and nose. I try to pack hydrating snacks like cucumber and watermelon to help skin from the inside out. After the sun, I rinse and then lather up with pure coconut oil." - Sarah

"Prevention is better than correction, so I load up on Sugar's Sport Treatment Sunscreen with SPF 30. It's the best balm I've tried and doesn't melt under the scorching sun. Also, I put a bit of Ouai hair oil before and after I take a dip. It smells amazing too." - Kelly

"After a swim in the ocean, just a tiny bit of Ava's paraben-free hair conditioner makes your hair manageable and silky smooth. You can even spray on before heading into the pool and it protects your hair from chlorine damage." - Mandy

Aftern Sun

The Perfect Beach Braid

We love the serenity and calmness of the beach in the fall — throwing on our favorite bikini + a loose top and flowy pants. It’s no wonder we have an infinity for ease, including effortlessly beautiful hair and makeup. Our current go-to beach hairstyle is a loose fishtail braid.
Follow these easy steps below to get the look!

Step 1: Make sure hair is well brushed and ready for action.

Step 2: Divide hair into two parts! (Usually with a normal braid you divide the hair into three but for the fishtail it is two, you'll see why).

Step 3: Take both chunks of hair in your hands, you grab a small piece of hair from the under part of one side. Let's say, the left side.

Step 4: Take that little piece you picked out from the bunch, and bring it over and around the left side to join it with the right side. It will belong there now and will stay there.

Step 5: Do the same thing with the right side, grabbing a little piece of the under part of the right side to join it with the left. Remember to grab it under and bring it over to the other side.

Step 6: After a while you will start to see the fruits of your labor! Once you are finished, you can add a hair tie.

Step 7: If desired, begin to pull the sides of braid outwards. Don't worry, there are so many tiny strands connected - it won't fall out. Continue to pull at the pieces to make the braid more full and less perfect!

Go for it and be amazed!

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