Not only prolonged sun exposure but as little as 10 minutes of exposure to the sun can also lead to skin burn or tan. Sometimes you will not see a tan right away, reports The Statesman.
The skin produces melanin in response to sun exposure, which can take time and it eventually changes the colour of the skin. Skin burn damages the skin even when wearing SPF. Risks associated include melanoma and other skin cancers, sunburn, heat rash, premature skin ageing, dehydration, damage to eyes and immune system suppression. Besides our face, back and neck, our hands and feet are also exposed to the sun if they are not covered. Getting them tanned from scorching sun heat is quite common especially in summers.
Here are a few easy tips to prevent skin tan on hands and feet:
1. Drink more water at least 12 to 15 glasses a day. It will keep your skin hydrated and glowing.
2. Eat more vegetables, fruits and other fiber-rich healthy foods.3. Wear protective clothing like gloves and socks when you are out under sun to protect your hands and feet from the harmful UV – A and UV – B sun rays.
4. Use a natural cleanser once a day to remove sun tan. There are many natural cleansers available in our kitchen – raw wholesome milk, fresh potato juice, fresh tomato juice, fresh lemon juice, rose water etc.
5. Use a scrub on your hands and feet to remove the tanned skin and dead skin cells at least once in a week.
You can use natural packs which can be applied on your hands and feet to remove burning:
Take two teaspoons of fuller earth powder, one teaspoon of sandalwood powder, one teaspoon of rose water and six teaspoons of raw milk. Mix all ingredients well. Apply on your hands and feet. Let it dry. Rinse with cold water.