What are the natural ways to cure sun-damaged skin?

Although most people like sun basking and sunlight. Excessive sun exposure can significantly damage human skin. It reduces the supply of natural lubricating oils to skin epidermis. In addition, ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause burns and long-term changes in the structure of the skin.

What are the natural ways to cure sun-damaged skin?

Sun damages the skin in diverse ways, a number of them are mentioned below;

It makes skin dry

dry-skinSun-exposed skin may gradually lose moisture and essential oils. Also gets dry, flaky and premature wrinkles, even in young people. Dry skin is also one of the most common causes of itching.

You can cure sun-damaged skin at home following these steps;

Try to use a moisturizing cream containing at least the following ingredients: Pyroglutamic acid, sorbitol, urea, lactic acid, glycerin, lactic acid salts or hydroxides alpha. Avoid the use of alpha-hydroxy acids on sunburned skin. Avoid hot baths or showers, as they can further dry your damaged skin. Wash only with normal or cold water using soap high in fat or glycerin.


sunburnSunburn is the common name given to the skin lesions. It occurs immediately after exposure of the skin to UV radiation. The sun burn causes only mild redness to the skin, which can be painful. But in more severe cases can cause small fluid-filled bumps (vesicles) or larger blisters. In such cases, to cure sun-damaged skin, spray the area with cold water. If discomfort continues, take a painkiller such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or aspirin. Use medicine after consulting doctor during pregnancy. Your doctor may prescribe stronger anti-inflammatory drugs if you have a major sun burn with blisters and severe pain.

Actinic keratosis

actinic-keratosisIt’s a small lump or scaly patch of sun-damaged with pinkish red, yellow or brownish skin. Unlike tan marks or burns, usually an actinic keratosis does not disappear unless visit a skin specialist. An actinic keratosis develops in areas of the skin that have been exposed to ultraviolet repeatedly or for long periods, and sometimes appears a high risk of skin cancer. Approximately between 10 to 15% of actinic keratoses eventually become squamous cell cancers of the skin. Because AK is a sign that you have a high risk of developing skin cancer, however your doctor will schedule regular skin examinations to check the existence of areas of abnormal skin.

Long-term changes in skin collagen (structural protein)

sundamageslideThese changes include photoaging (premature aging of the skin caused by sun exposure) and actinic purpura (bleeding from fragile blood vessels under the skin surface). In case of photoaging, wrinkles and

fine lines appears on skin due to changes in the collagen Lacapa. While in case of actinic purpura, ultraviolet radiation damages collagen, support structural walls of the tiny blood vessels of the skin. Particularly in aged individuals, this collagen damage makes blood vessels more fragile and more likely to break after a slight impact. As it is not possible to reverse all the effects of long-term sun damage but to cure sun-damaged skin, your doctor can improve the appearance of the skin by tretinoin (a derivative of vitamin A) or strong acids alpha hydroxides can be applied directly to the skin. Other options include chemical peeling, cryosurgery renovaciónde surface skin resurfacing or dermabrasion, which involves removing the outer layer of the skin by peeling with a rotating brush or a special lathe. This allows the growth of new skin instead of the old sun damaged skin. Your doctor may also inject botulinum toxin (Botox) and fillers like Restylane or collagen to temporarily reduce wrinkles.

Here, also some home remedies to cure sun-damaged skin only in minor cases that you can easily apply at home.

aloe-vera-sunburn-treatmentAloe Vera, apply several times a day, it helps relieve pain and sunburn, also helps preventing peeling off the dead skin.

Mixing a beaten egg until stiff, then add a splash of olive oil, the ingredients have to mix thoroughly before applying, helps remove warmth as well as wrinkles; Olive oil also helps hydrate skin. This remedy you can apply to your skin several times a day.

Cucumber slices

cucumber-skin-treatmentMash a sliced cucumber and apply over the burned skin for at least ten minutes, help soften skin and soothe redness.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an excellent antioxidant, must apply on sun-damaged skin, helps to reduce inflammation of burns, and soothe the skin.

Avocado and Honey Mask

1 mashed avocado

1 tablespoon honey

To cure sun-damaged skin, mix them well, apply to face and leave on for few minutes. Finally rinse with water.

 Potato Mask

Rub sliced potato on burned skin.  Starch usually calms irritated skin and gentle exfoliates dead skin cells.

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