Sun damage is caused due to over exposure of sun for prolonged time. Sun damage causes premature aging of skin, sun burns, hyper pigmentation, sun tanning, dark spots, redness and rashes. Hyper pigmentation is also seen with regular sun exposure for long hours. Above all, this can also make the skin prone to cancer. To protect the skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays, the skin produces melanin which shield the skin from skin cancer. But as a result of high melanin production, skin looks darkness thus fairness is lost. So, what should be done to protect your skin from the sun damage? Here are some tips that you should follow to get good skin.
Apply Sunscreens to protect from sun damage
Sunscreen application is the best way to combat the sun damage. When you go outside in the sun, make sure to apply sunscreens. Sun rays are most damaging during 11 am to 3 pm when the sun hits almost directly thus is more harmful. Apply a sunscreen on the exposed skin 15 minutes before going out in the sun, Sunscreen prevents sun damage though they should be reapplied after 3-4 hours to keep their effects.
Anti tan face pack to prevent sun damage
Using an anti tan face pack once you come from sun will make sure that whatever tanning you have on the face will get lighting and will not be hard to get rid of later on. This way you can protect your skin from sun damage and also protect the natural fair complexion. Those who are already fair can try this face pack so that the skin complexion stay as it is.
Here are 2 anti tan face pack recipes that you may try in the evening every day or every other day.
1. Curd Anti tan face pack
Curd is one of the best ingredients to get rid of the sun damage and sun tan. To prepare this curd anti tan face pack. Take one teaspoonful of curd and mix a half teaspoonful of besan in it. Mix and use on the face. Keep for 15 minutes then wash off.
2. Cucumber juice anti tan face pack
Mix cucumber juice and tomato juice in equal amount and apply on the face leave for 20 minutes then rinse off. This is ideal for sun tan removal.
Scrub packs for sun damage control
If you’re going out in the sun regularly then to protect your skin from sun damage, you should try the above mentioned face packs and some scrub packs. Scrub packs are for the face and body which helps to gently remove the dead skin on the body. This helps to expose the new skin and the ingredients used in the scrub packs will also help the skin to combat the sun damage effects on the skin like the redness, darkness, tanning, wrinkling of the skin, brown spots etc.
To prepare a scrub pack for tan removal for face and body. Take half a cup of sugar (granules should be small), one small tomato, one lemon and 3 teaspoonful of honey. Squeeze the tomato juice and the lemon juice along with the other two ingredients. Mix and apply on the entire body while you are in the shower. Scrub the body for 5-6 minutes, focusing on every body part. Keep this for 10 minutes then was off and finish the shower. When you do that you will not need the shower gel, soaps etc. This can be done every other day.
With these tips you can very well protect your skin from sun damage effectively. Make sure to have balanced diet and lots of water. Healthy diet can do magic for the skin.