Sun exposure can cause flat brown spots on some parts of the skin. Skin and cosmetic surgeon, Seema Malik, shares few tips to treat sunspots.
Below are some useful recommendations of Dr.Malik that can be done at home:
- Place a cool compress on spotted skin.
- Take a cool shower or bath.
- Add one cup of cider vinegar to a bath to help balance the pH (acid or alkalinity) of spotted skin, and promote healing.
- Soak in an oatmeal bath. This is especially helpful for itchy sunburned skin.
- Use lotions that contain aloe vera to soothe and moisturize skin.
- Apply cool, not cold milk with a clean cloth to your skin. The milk will create a protein film that helps ease sunburn discomfort.
- Vitamin E and antioxidants can help decrease inflammation caused by sunburn. Use Vitamin E oil on skin or take a regular dose of the supplement.
- Apply freshly brewed tea, after it has cooled, to the skin using a clean cloth. The tannic acid in black tea is said to help draw heat from the sunburned skin, and also aids in restoring the pH balance.
- Cucumbers have natural antioxidant and analgesic properties. Chill cucumbers, then mash in a blender to create a paste and apply to affected areas including the face.
‘Sunspots on the skin are called as solar lentigines that occur due to prolonged exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.