Some home remedies to protect your skin and hair from sun damage include:
- Aloe vera gel: This natural remedy is known for its soothing and moisturizing properties.
- Coconut oil: The fatty acids in coconut oil provide a natural SPF of around 8.
- Papaya and orange juice: Mix 2 tablespoons of mashed papaya with 1 teaspoon of fresh orange juice and apply to your skin for 15 minutes.
- Vitamin E: A diet rich in vitamin E, or taking a vitamin E supplement, can protect your skin from sun damage.
- Hair sunscreen: Hair sunscreens help maintain the color and hydration of your hair.
- Hydration: Keep your hair as moisturized as possible because sun exposure dries out your hair.
- Hats: Wearing a hat when outdoors is the most natural protection for your hair and scalp.
- Heat protectant: Use a heat protectant on your hair.
- Shade: Stay in the shade or create your own.
Other home remedies include:
- Green tea rinse
- Vinegar rinse
- Protective hair masks
- UV-protective hair spray
- Rinsing with cool water