6 Super Gentle Face Cleansers That Clean and Comfort Sunburned Skin
We all know we need to use plenty of sunscreen year-round. Occasionally, despite our best efforts, we still manage to get sunburns on our faces. And when that happens, you need to (temporarily) switch up your skin care routine. In other words, it’s time to work in a cleanser for sunburned skin.
Sure, you can rotate in some after-sun products. But taking care of your sunburn starts with picking the right face cleanser. Gentle milk-based cleansers or mild, gel-like cleansing agents are great options since they won’t irritate already stressed skin.
Here are the best face cleansers for sunburned skin.
Avène Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion, $24 at SkinStore
Remove dirt, oil and impurities without disrupting your skin's delicate moisture balance with this gentle cleanser. The formula features a concentration of the brand’s thermal spring water to calm irritation and soothe inflammation.
Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk, $29.50 at Selfridges
This mild cleanser is perfect for sensitive, sunburned skin. It not only gets complexions squeaky clean, it soothes skin with grapeseed and sandalwood.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser, $25 at Sephora
An all-natural cleanser boasting gentle essential oils that dissolve and draw out debris without freaking out your delicate skin.
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, $18 at Glossier
Glossier's pH-balanced face wash includes a blend of five skin conditioners to cool and calm sunburned skin while banishing impurities.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Milky Cleanser, $23.99 at La Roche-Posay
Specifically designed for sensitive skin, this milky cleanser cleans without drying out your skin.
Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser With Orange Extract, $38 at Nordstrom
Clarins' mild cleanser has orange extract to soften skin and moringa seed extract to preserve moisture levels.