Moderate exposure to sunlight is beneficial because it favors vitamin D synthesis, the one that “feeds” the bones and helps to fix calcium in the body. The sun rays are helpful in the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis, a condition manifested by the appearance of red spots on the skin, covered with white pearly shells.
But most often, benefits of the sun for some turns havoc for others: explosion of freckles, skin aging, wrinkles, couperose (permanent skin redness) and various types of skin cancer.
Freckles are yellow-brown spots. Usually they have hereditary character, but tend to appear and multiply during spring and summer, due to prolonged exposure to the sun.
Put your freckles on the run using:
Make a mask based on lemon juice (3 tablespoons), yeast (20 g), and wheat bran (20 g). Apply it to the face and leave it for 20 minutes.
- Onion juice
Another option is using onion juice mixed with olive oil in equal parts. Apply it several times a day for a week.
- Infusion of pasqueflower
Add a teaspoon of herb to a cup of water. Use the infusion on the affected areas, rubbing them at least three times a day.
Due to ageing, brown spots appear on the face, hands and feet, also known as senile spots or pigmentation. They arise, in most cases, on areas that were more exposed to the sun.
Women are prone to pigmentation spots; the most affected areas are the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose and chin. Here are several natural remedies for this skin problem.
Make the stains disappear with:
- Dandelion milk
Dandelion milk is obtained by cutting the root. The extracted liquid discolores the stains and gives shine to the skin.
- White birch
White birch bark decoction is prepared as follows: Boil 20 grams of shredded bark in a cup of water for 5 minutes, then dab the stains.
Prepare an infusion of violets with a handful of fresh violets and a cup of milk, then apply it to the skin. This may be associated with field pansies.