Sunday, 6 April 2014

Simplest precaution for Tanning and Sunburn

Summers are in full swing. All the sleeveless clothes and shorts are hanging in the front row of our cupboards. Wearing such trendy clothes is really the in thing at the moment. But at the same time, it brings some major skin problems. Wearing shorts, deep neck and sleeveless; results in more skin exposure to the harmful Ultraviolet sunrays.

Exposure to sun is essential to the certain extent, because it gives Vitamin D to our body. But over exposure results in many problems like sun tan, sun burn or skin cancer apart from making our skin more prone to age related problems. So it should be avoided at any cost because of the harmful rays of the sun. But, with sun at its peak it is almost unavoidable thing these days.
In western countries, it is fashionable to have tan skin tone. People there especially sit in the sun for hours in order to get the desirable tan skin tone.
Whereas in India, people mostly do not like tan skin. Please note there is the difference between dark skin tone and sunburned uneven tan patches on skin. I am discussing today how to remove the sunburn / tan and get your original skin tone and not giving you the tips on how to become fairer. Though using these tips regularly may results in making your skin glow and lighter in color.
Prevention is better than cure. So I will start with pointing out few ways on how to prevent the sunburn.
How to Prevent Sunburn
1) Covering your skin by wearing scarf, socks and gloves is one of the best ways to prevent the sun burn.

2) You must prevent your skin by using the appropriate sunscreen. It must be noted using sunscreen during the summer season is all the more important irrespective of whether you are indoors or outdoors. Re-apply after couple of continuous exposure to sun.
3) Wear hat & sunglasses

In case the burning sun had already gifted the tan looking skin to you, than the rest of the article will come as the rescue. Here, I am discussing the simple natural home remedies to remove the tanning effect from the skin. The ingredients used are easily available in our kitchen which helps in reducing tan and making the skin glow and light in color.
Ingredients that help to remove tan from entire body
1) Milk: Milk, a refreshing and healthy drink, can also be used to apply externally on skin. Milk contains Vitamin A, D and E which acts as the anti-inflammatory and proved to be excellent for soothing burns. Milk is also high in lactic acid which helps in exfoliate skin naturally.


2) Turmeric: Turmeric, commonly referred as haldi in India, is super spice which acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory product. It is high in curcumin compound that helps to treat the burns.

3) Lemon: A versatile fruit, lemon, provides the aesthetic benefits. This citric fruit is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Phosphorus and Carbohydrates which proves to be very effective in treating the sun burn.

4) Brown Sugar: Sugar contains glycolic acid and humectants. Glycolic acid is one of main ingredients that help the sun-damaged skin. Humectant on the other hand helps to penetrate the environment moisture into the skin thereby making your skin hydrate naturally.

5) Cucumber Juice: Cucumber juice is one of the coolest treatments for your skin in the summer days. It reduces that heat-induced greasy feeling, soothe itchiness, tighten pores, reduce eye puffiness, and reveal truly radiant, dewy-fresh skin.


Image Source: Girls in shorts | Girl with tan look | Girl wearing sunglasses and scarf | Girl with Lemon


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