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We all have a standard skincare regime of sorts. You wash your face, and then slather on your serum and moisturiser without much fuss. But what happens when your skin is suddenly ultra dull and finicky? Or your last trip to the beach resulted in more than a perfect tan?

Instead of opting to cover your sun damaged skin with makeup, or highlighting your face like a Kardashian, opt for these tried and tested skincare products that work to soothe skin emergencies in an instant.

Daylong After Sun Repair
Nothing moisturises your skin as well as after sun-care products. Designed for sun burnt skin, after-care sun products are great for instantly soothing and repairing dry and flaky skin (even when it’s not sun burnt).

I often rely on an after-sun product like Daylong’s Repair to soothe and remove my flakey skin. The lightweight lotion contains a unique enzyme that supposedly supports the repair of the skin, and the lotion is moisturising enough to prevent the creation of new patches of dry skin throughout the day.

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask
A gold standard, Fresh’s Black Tea Mask is really what it claims to be: instant perfection. The velvety mask taps into the essence of Black Tea, which the brand claims is nature’s answer to anti-ageing.

Containing powerful antioxidants that fight wrinkles, as well as collagen boosting lychee extract, Fresh says this mask works because its formula defends your skin against free radicals: the very cells that cause ageing. I love how the whipped texture of the mask melts into my skin, and in twenty minutes, my skin transforms into a soft pillow of radiance.

innisfree Soybean Energy Essence (light)

Too many late nights can cause your skin to look really dull. When that happens, swipe a cotton pad filled with innisfree’s Soybean Energy Essence. The gentle essence works to brighten and soften your skin instantaneously, and as it is water-based, you won’t be left with a sticky film after.

Sulwhasoo Luminature Essential Finisher
The anti-ageing powerhouse is back with a brand new product for the market. Touted as the first “finisher” in skin care, Sulwhasoo’s Luminature Essential Finisher is to be used as the final step to your skincare routine; Sealing in all your skincare’s goodness.

But apart from creating a barrier to protect your skin, Sulwhasoo’s Luminature Essential Finisher is also doubles up as a great brightening and firming product! According to Sulwhasoo, the Luminature Essential Finisher contains a unique blend of Korean Red Ginseng and Green Tea, which increases the collagen levels in the skin. Simply pat a generous amount before you sunblock, and let the product infuse your skin with collagen throughout the day.

Daylong After Sun Repair, $32.90, is available at selected pharmacies. For more information, visit www.daylong.com.

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, $144, is available at all Sephora stores. For more information, visit www.fresh.com and www.sephora-sea.com, and follow the brand on Facebook and Sephora Singapore on Facebook and Twitter.

Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence (light), $59, is available at all innisfree stores. For more information, visit www.innisfree.co.kr/global and follow the brand on Facebook.

Sulwhasoo Luminature Essential Finisher, $112, is available at Sulwhasoo counters. For more information, visit www.sulwhasoo.com.sg and follow the brand on Facebook.