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Here's how to take care of your skin in winter:

home remedies for glowing skin

In winter, people love to sit in the sun to avoid the cold and get warm, so much so that they spend hours in the sunlight eating peanuts, fixing vegetables and knitting sweaters.

However, sitting in the sun is very beneficial for health. Sunbathing for 20 to 25 minutes every day produces vitamin D in our body, which is responsible for reducing stress as well as for smooth functioning of other body functions.

But sitting in the sun for a long time can cause many types of damage to the skin. Direct sunlight can darken the skin and freckles can also appear on the skin of the face and hands and feet. Often due to prolonged exposure to the sun, people develop small spots on their skin.

Now we can't stop sitting in the sun for fear of dark spots and acne. But at the same time one cannot be careless about skin care. To clear these problems and confusion of the readers, today in work news we will talk about-

  • Why does prolonged exposure to sunlight cause freckles and skin darkening?
  • Is it beneficial to apply sunscreen lotion before going out in the sun?
  • What to do to get vitamin D and not damage the skin?
  • What to do for winter skin care?

Our Expert Today-

  • Dr. Vijay Lakshmi, Dermatologist, New Delhi
  • Beauty expert Shahnaz Hussain

Question: What kind of skin problems can be caused by constant exposure to sunlight?
 Long exposure to the sun can cause many types of damage. like -

  • Tanning
  • black spots
  • Sunburn
  • Erythema Skin problem
  • Wrinkles
  • The problem of aging
  • Skin cancer

Question: Why does prolonged sun exposure cause problems like skin darkening?
 Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause the biggest problem of dark spots, also known as melasma or pigmentation in English. This happens when the pigment-producing melanocyte cells within the skin begin to produce pigment for some reason. Due to which our skin starts looking bad by turning white in some places, brown in some places and black in some places. This problem is more common in women than men.

Question: What to do to remove black spots from face?
 With some home remedies you can get back the glow of sun-faded skin. Let us understand these remedies in some detail.

Follow this home remedy to remove facial blemishes


  • It is full of natural bleaching agents.
  • Apply potato juice or slices on the pimples for 15 minutes.
  • Applying them once a day for 3 months continuously will make you see the difference.

Red Lentil Face Mask

  • Make a paste of soaked red dal and water.
  • After applying them on your face, let them dry for a while.
  • Then wash the face with warm water. Do this remedy once a week.


  • It contains lactic acid. It exfoliates the skin.
  • Apply plain yogurt for 20 minutes after washing your mouth.
  • Applying it once or twice a week will also maintain the glow of the face.


  • Tomatoes contain natural bleaching agents.
  • Apply its pulp or juice on the affected area for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash the face with plain water. You can apply it 3 times a week.

Aloe vera gel

  • It moisturizes the skin and brings glow.
  • Apply it on the pimples and leave it overnight.
  • It acts as a cleansing agent to remove blackheads from the skin.

Apple cider vinegar

  • Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with one tablespoon of water.
  • Apply it on the freckle using a cotton ball.
  • Wash off with plain water after 5-10 minutes.

Question: What to do to prevent tanning and dark spots even after sitting in the sun?
 Well, you should sit in the sun. It increases the immunity of the body and gives energy to work. But some things should be taken care of to protect the skin from its damage.

  • Apply a good quality SPF 30 sunscreen to your face during the day.
  • Keep the body covered while going outside or sitting in the sun.
  • Aloe vera is useful for skin, hair and health. Apply it on the skin and also drink its juice.
  • To sunbathe, sit with your back to the sun.
  • Apply a thick moisturizer at night and a light moisturizer during the day.


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