3. Aloe Vera
Having significant natural healing effects, aloe vera can be used twice per day to heal the sun damaged skin. Also, it accelerates the natural regeneration of skin cells.
- Squeeze out the gel from aloe vera leaves
- Apply ittor your affected skin
- Leave it there for 8 hours before washing it off with cool water
- Repeat this routine 2 times per day for at least two months to get the best results
Alternatively, you can also use organic and high-quality herbal creams bought from local stores for reaping similar benefits. But, check the labels of such products to get the one having the least amount of additives.
Milk is not only a nutritious food, but also a perfect solution for skincare purposes. History showed that Cleopatra used milk baths to gain radiant skin. Those people who are looking for a natural sun damaged skin treatment should not skipthe milk.
Thanks to lactic acid content, milk works to lighten skin, similar to the way that acids in lemon do.
There are a few ways to use milk as a sun damaged skin treatment:
Method 1: Milk only
- Apply milk on the affected skin by using a cotton ball
- Leave it there overnight
- Rinse it off the next morning
- Repeat this routine twice per day for 1-2 months
Method 2: Buttermilk and tomato juice
Because tomato is a natural antioxidant, when combining it with the skin regenerating properties of buttermilk, you will have a powerful solution for sun-damaged skin.
- Mix equal parts of buttermilk and tomato juice together
- Apply the paste over your face and neck
- Rinse it off after 20 minutes or so
- Repeat this routine twice per week for good results
5. Green Tea Bag
When it comes to sun damage skin treatment, this ingredient can protect against sunburn right at the beginning, yet also helps promote wound healing as well as skin generation thanks to its anti-inflammatory property.
In accordance with a study in the British Journal of Nutrition, supplementing with green tea catechins, which is an active antioxidant compound in green tea, can make you much more resistance to UV radiation and thus premature aging.
As an estimation, green tea has about 30-40% of water-extractable antioxidant polyphenols, not to mention the abundant content of catechins, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which was shown to have a beneficial effect on weight management and cardiovascular. Even, it might offer some natural protection against gastrointestinal cancer.
Meanwhile, other polyphenols found in green tea consist of epicatechin gallate (ECG), epigallocatechin (EGC), and epicatechin (EC). Both white and black tea also has these beneficial substances.
To use green tea as a sun damaged skin treatment, you should have two cups of green tea daily. Besides, prior to heading out and applying a sunscreen, you can make your homemade sunscreen from green tea by following these steps:
- Brew 2 tea bags of green and black tea
- After mixing, put them in an empty spray bottle
- Spray it on the face, arms and neck along with other exposed areas
- Apply your regular sunscreen after it dries
6. Apple Cider Vinegar And Onion Juice
The combination of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and onion juice has skin-lightening properties, which help in reducing sunspot formation on the face.
What you need to do is:
- Chop or process an onion into smallest bits as you can
- Extract onion juice using a strainer (about ½ cup of onion juice will make this method work)
- Mix onion juice with an equal amount of ACV
- Use a cotton swab to apply that mixture over your affected area
- Wait for 30 minutes before rinsing it off
- Repeat this routine daily for 2-3 weeks