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escondidonrs

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How to cure and prevent suntan??
« on: September 25, 2012, 12:13:52 AM »
Due to the regular exposure of sun my face, neck, hands  has turned darker. Is there any effective way to treat suntan at home??I am not sure about the cosmetics which can effectively treat this. What are the tips to cure and prevent suntan/sunburn??This time it really happened on my face and neck. Has turned darker and rest of body parts are still ok . Please help..Its very urgent..

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Re: How to cure and prevent suntan??
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 12:29:25 AM »
Once you have sunburn, it takes several days or more to begin heal. The fast thing you have to do is Keep it cool and moist always.For that you can take a cool bath or apply cotton /towel moist with cool water and gently press it to the affected area.
Use a moisturizing cream or Aloe vera juice to the affected area.
If blisters form, possibly you are at 2nd/3rd degree burn.Don't break them,it may increase the risk of infection.Within a few days your body begins to get rid of the top layer of the affected skin.
If the burn is severe such as blisters, pain, fever consult a doctor for the treatment.

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Re: How to cure and prevent suntan??
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 12:50:32 AM »
There are so many good home remedies for suntanned skin.If your skin is severely tanned use

* Use a mixture of sugar,glycerin,lemon juice and gently apply directly on the affected areas.For dry/normal skin you must add some glycerin, oily no need of glycerin.
* Mix Potato juice(or grind potato and make a paste) + lemon juice and apply it on the face and neck. I think this is an effective and easy home remedy to cure suntan.
* Aloe vera juice has been proved a very good home remedy for treating suntan. Apply Aloe Vera juice /Aloe Vera gel at bedtime.
* Mix 1 tsp Cucumber juice + chilled milk or cucumber+lime+pinch of turmeric and apply it on the affected areas. This pack is good for oily skin.
* Milk + turmeric +lemon juice (1tsp).Apply it for 30 minutes and wash with cool water. Lemon is good for curing sun tan.
* Apply buttermilk daily on the affected areas. It cures the sun tan and also makes your skin smooth.
* Yogurt is very effective in reducing sun tan. Apply yogurt and daily with a tsp of tomato juice for better results.
* Papaya has proven to be very good for facial skin. Take some mashed papaya and apply on the face.

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Re: How to cure and prevent suntan??
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 12:53:58 AM »
Put aloe vera gel , reapply every 30 min. or so. The gel is sticky when it dries up, but it really helps.
If you don't have aloe vera gel , get a towel, wet it, freeze it for an hour, then press it on your face..

 *Always wear a sunscreen lotion when you go out * This is very important.

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Re: How to cure and prevent suntan??
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 12:58:22 AM »
Besides these tips, you can follow some preventive measures to protect your skin from sun exposure:
 
-Always use sunscreen of SPF of 15 or more when you go out during summer.
-Wear clothing that covers your body.
-Wear a sun-glass and a wide hat that protect your face and eyes from UV rays.

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Re: How to cure and prevent suntan??
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 08:59:32 AM »
    Exfoliate. Shower or bathe using an exfoliating sponge to reduce the scars from the sun and help your skin fade to its normal shade. Use an exfoliating body scrub, a loofah sponge, or a scrubbing brush for extra exfoliation.
    Treat skin with over-the-counter medication. Use a body wash that contains alpha hydroxy acid, as this can help treat sun scars.
    Concoct your own sun scar eliminator. Combine 2 tablespoons of salt or sugar with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. The salt or sugar will exfoliate skin effortlessly, and the lemon juice acts as a natural bleach and skin lightener. This intense and all-natural combination will help fade tanning scars. Use this treatment in the shower, then soothe skin with an alpha hydroxy lotion after drying.
    Try an age-old remedy for sun scars: papaya. Papaya is a natural skin-lightening agent. Rub papaya pulp on tanned or sun-scarred skin. Rinse well and soften with papaya lotion.
    Get fruity. To fade sun scars on several areas all at once, bathe in orange juice. Or scrub just the line of the scar twice daily with lemon juice and honey.
    Add acid. Use a cleanser and moisturizer that contains natural fruit acids to help treat sun scars.
    Eat well and drink plenty of water so your skin regenerates itself and the scars fade on their own.
    Is your face scarred from the sun? Apply almond paste to your face after cleansing, then rinse. Or make a face pack of 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt mixed with the juice of half a small orange. The vitamin C and natural alpha hydroxy acids in oranges will help scars fade, and the yogurt will nourish and moisturize dry, scarred skin. Smooth onto face and let sit as a mask for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
    To even out sun scars all over, wash skin with tomato juice and let dry slightly, then rinse.
    If your sun scars appear in patches, apply slices of potatoes to your skin and lie down. The enzymes in the potatoes can help fade your scars.
    Rub sliced cucumbers on scarred skin.
    Dip a cotton pad in cold milk and apply to sun-scarred skin to help fade lines.
    To tackle the sun scars head-on, bleach your skin using a mixture of bleaching powder and cream. Be careful, as this can burn sensitive skin.

Sun-scarred skin can be treated and eliminated with some smart and simple steps.
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