Sun exposure for long periods of time can lead to significant internal and external damage, if you do not take the right precautions.

Wrinkles, skin pigmentation, dry skin, and decreasing collagen are just a few indications that your skin is suffering from brutal sun damage. In fact, premature aging is the most common unwanted proof of neglect.

To reverse the damage and begin the healing process, add these DIYs and a dollop of sunscreen to your beauty routine:

Apply An All-Natural Moistening Face Mask
Take a pinch of turmeric with 3 parts of milk or milk cream (in the case of flaking or ultra-dry skin), and apply the mix to your face and neck (and any other parts of your body that have are showing signs of damage). Once it dries, lightly rub the skin in circular motions for two minutes, and then rinse with cold water.

Exfoliate More Often To Take Care Of Dead Skin Cells
Take half cup sea salt, half cup brown sugar, one quarter cup olive oil and a few drops of orange essential oil. Massage your skin with the mix and then rinse off thoroughly. You don’t need a moisturizer after this exfoliator.


Reverse Inflammation With A Natural Antioxidant
Apply a steeped warm green tea bag directly on to your skin. Another way to do this is to simply let the tea cool in the fridge and then transfer it to a spray bottle and use it as a face mist whenever you like.

With these beauty fixes, you should be able to keep the redness, discoloration and pigmentation in control, while simultaneously soothing your skin. Needless to say, a sunblock or sunscreen of 30SPF strength is a must, and you could consider going higher in the summer months.

Nisha Gulati is a fitness expert and model originally hailing from New Jersey, USA. She is a certified Bikram Hot Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Instructor, health and fitness columnist for Hyderabad’s widely read B Positive Magazine, a trained Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Bhangra, and giddha dancer. She also has trained in Kalaripayattu a martial arts form in Kerala. Yoga has been a source of great discipline, inspiration and positivity for Nisha who has been teaching at studios in Mumbai India, Phuket Thailand, Marina Dubai and Vancouver Canada.