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    Home Remedies To Repair Sun Damage Caused To Your Skin

    From milk and turmeric to papaya and honey, take a look at other ingredients you can use at home to repair sun damage to the skin.
    • Krati Purwar
    • Editorial
    Published -31 Mar 2022, 17:19 ISTUpdated -28 May 2022, 07:47 IST
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    Summers bring scorching heat, and sun rays damage our skin in multiple ways. The UV light of the sun is so harmful that it can cause irregular pigmentation, burning of the dermal layer, appearance of fine lines, sunspots and other ailments. 

    If you leave the skin untreated, you are doing nothing but worsening the condition. If the damage prolongs, you might need laser or other invasive treatments to achieve a healthy dermal layer. Below mentioned are home remedies that you must try.

    Onion Juice And Apple Cider Vinegar 

    When mixed, onion juice and apple cider vinegar can help you achieve light and even skin tone. It can help you do away with dark spots and blemishes as well.


    • Blend or chop onion into the smallest size possible. 
    • Use a muslin cloth to separate the onion juice from its solid portion.
    • Mix apple cider vinegar in equal amounts to prepare the remedy.
    • Use a cotton pad or ball to apply the mixture to your face, neck, back, hands, chest and feet.
    • Leave the mixture on the damaged area for about half-hour and rinse it with water.

    You have to continue this remedy once a day for about 15-20 days to see effective results.

    Lemon Juice

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    Lemon has citric acid that boosts the rejuvenation of skin and stimulates cell production. It is a natural substance that women have been using for ages. However, you must ensure that it does not cause any burning sensation or irritation. If you experience any discomfort while applying lemon juice, you must rinse it off and try another remedy or consult a dermatologist.


    • Squeeze a lemon or two in a bowl.
    • Use a cotton ball or pad to apply the juice to the affected and damaged area. 
    • Leave the natural ingredients in lemon juice to work for about 30 minutes.
    • Rinse the skin using lukewarm water.
    • Apply a hydrating moisturiser to the affected area.

    You can try it thrice a week for about a month to see the effects on redness, blemishes and pigmentation.

    Milk And Turmeric 

    Milk helps with the premature signs of ageing and exfoliation of the skin. It is a natural cleanser that brightens up the dermal layer by reducing the appearance of pigmentation. On the other hand, turmeric powder has anti-inflammatory properties.


    • In half a cup of milk, add 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
    • Apply the mixture to the affected area of the skin.
    • Wait for the liquid to dry, and wash it with clean water.

    It will give you effective results against tanning if you continue the process every day for a week.

    Coconut Oil

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    Coconut oil has ample benefits that one can count on fingers. It is good for skin, hair and body. It has fatty acids and a lot of nourishment. It can help to reduce inflammation and offer a soothing effect from UVB and UVA rays.


    • Take some oil in your hands and apply it to the affected area.
    • Let the skin absorb the oil and do its magic.

    You can also apply coconut oil right after bathing. It will maintain the hydration of the dermal layer. 

    Honey And Papaya

    Papaya has natural ingredients that protect the skin from getting damaged by sun rays. On the other hand, honey offers moisturisation and makes your skin supple and soft.


    • Take a handful of pieces of papaya and mash them in a cup.
    • To a half cup of mashed papaya, add a tablespoon of honey. Mix everything well.
    • Apply the paste on the face, hands, neck, back, chest or any other affected area.
    • Keep it for about half an hour and wash it.

    You can apply this mixture every day to get rid of tanning, blemishes, pigmentation and dark spots.

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    Aloe Vera

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    Every woman knows that aloe vera has cooling and soothing properties. It has moisturising benefits for hair and skin.


    • Take some aloe vera juice and rub it on the sun-burnt area.
    • Repeat it every day for about a week, and you will see tremendous effects.

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    You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder to aloe vera before applying it on the skin.

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    Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at