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5 natural remedies to protect your skin from UV rays and sun damage

Want to get rid of the sun tan and prevent ageing? These natural ingredients can help.

Written by Poorva Chavan | Updated : May 15, 2017 10:22 PM IST

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Glowing Skin

Going out in the sun during summer has its own drawbacks. The tan lines and the sun damage makes you look old and wrinkly and the sun just doesn't show any mercy on us. And then we have to spend your precious time and money to find the right kind of de-tan and skin toning facial. But why undergo a chemical treatment when you can use these easily available natural ingredients? Anju Majeed, senior scientist and director at Sami Labs, tell you which ones you should use.

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Caffeine

Caffeine: Yes the caffeine in your coffee kick-starts your day, but did you know it can protect your skin from sun damage? Caffeine has antioxidant properties that protects the skin against UV radiation and also slows down the process of photageing.[1]

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Galanga Extract

Galanga extract--Glanaga or Chinese ginger is a herb from the ginger family. The galanga extract is made from the Kaempferia galangal roots and contains a minimum of 98 percent Ethyl p-methoxycinnamic acid. This extracts not only lightens the skin but also protects it from light damage. It also reduces the appearance of scars and fights against ageing. Also Read - Expert's Insights Into Lung Cancer: Prevention Strategies And Innovative Treatments

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Turmeric And Honey

Turmeric powder and honey: This mixture has been used since ages to treat sunburns and moisturise the skin.