Sunday, June 1, 2008

Tan Free Skin

Sunburn usually occurs if you have been on a holiday to a mountainous region, where you are closer to the sun and the atmosphere is thinner resulting in sunburn (even if you have not been out in the sun much). Sunburn has detrimental effects on the skin in the long run. So, should be treated immediately.

Sunburn soothers
* Apply cod liver oil.
* Mix grated cucumber with milk and apply.
* Grate one fresh raw potato. Extract juice by squeezing in a muslin cloth. This treatment provides immediate relief.
* Calamine lotion (available at most chemist shops) is a very effective remedy. Apply liberally on affected areas and leave to dry.
* To one raw egg white, add one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of hazel. Apply on affected areas. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Wash with tepid water.

Suntan removers
All sunburn aids - vinegar, milk, potato juice, cucumber juice are good for removing tan. Apply on the affected area; keep for 10-15 minutes and wash. The above suntan removers have a drying effect on the skin; so, if you have a dry skin, make sure you use a moisturiser after this treatment.

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