Sun Burn During Winter
Though the sun is not harsh during winters but the UV rays can travel through the thickest of the cloud and tan your skin. It is important to protect your skin from sunlight even during winter. Infact our skin is comparatively drier during winter and to add to this the sun rays can further cause damage to the already dry skin.
Sun light is required in moderation because it helps in producing Vitamin D which is essential for healthy bones. But too much of sunlight can not only tan your skin but also cause sun burns. As a precaution it is best to prevent sun damage by wearing sunscreen with SPF – Sun protection factor of at least 20. Anything less than that is of no good, however, if the damage is already done then you can restore your skin’s health by following these home remedies.
1) Mix rice powder with curd and use as a facial scrub once or twice in a week on the tanned areas of your face and hands. Rub gently on your skin with tiny circular movements. Leave on for few minutes, and then wash with water.
2) Mix honey and lemon juice in equal quantities, and apply daily only on the dark areas. Wash after 15 minutes with plain water.
3) Apply Sesame oil (til tel) and massage daily.
4) Mix gram flour (besan) with curd, lemon juice and a little turmeric, make a thick paste which does not drip. Apply on your hands three times a week. Wash after half an hour, and then apply sesame oil, as mentioned earlier.
5) Apply milk which is not boiled, use a cotton wool to apply in on face and hands or any other area. Let it dry for 5 to 7 minutes now rub it off when it is still dry and then wash with plain water. The acid component in the milk is excellent for the skin.