5 Simple Ways To Detan (Detanning Skin)


By Gunjan,

tan removal

We Indian woman do not enjoy tanning and the reason being that it rarely looks beautiful on us. It doesn’t give any bronzy look which we women crave for. So if you are flashing those dark and light strips on your body because of harsh sun exposure then these tips can help you in getting rid of the sun tanned skin. These tips can also help you in your summer skin care

1.      If you have a mildly tanned skin then rub some peeled potato skin on the tanned skin. You can apply raw potato juice for instant relief.

Potato juice for detannning skin

For severely tanned skin, peel off a cucumber and grind them in a mixer grinder. Take out its juice and add 1tsp of cold milk in it. Mix it well and apply the mixture to the tanned area. Wash off the juice within twenty minutes and follow this twice a day. You can store the cucumber juice for two days to speed up the process.

cucumber juice for skin

3.      If you have dry skin then mix sugar, lemon juice and glycerine and use it as a scrub on the tanned area. Use it in a circular motion and get yourself rid of the tan within a week.

4.      Take one lemon juice and mix it with 1tbsp. of honey. Apply it over the sun tanned area. Regular application will lighten the skin and remove tan.

5.      My mum used to apply boiled and mashed cabbage leaves pulp juice all over the tanned area but I found the process pretty complicated. If you are comfortable doing it then follow the mash cabbage juice tip daily for a week.

Cabbage leaves juice for skin

These are my few tried and tested de-tanning tips. Do you have any to share with us?

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  1. Hi Gunjan,Anamika,

    I used to have afternoon timings during school and college and this has resulted in bad tans on my hands and to some extent my face. i still carry it even after 10 years. 😥
    Could either of you or both give me good tried and tested solution to get rid of the tan by using natural remedies.

  2. Hi roopa same happend with me and i still carry the tan..i have used many loreal packs and got the treatment done still no result..my hands are same..but i used this solutionhttps://www.wiseshe.com/2010/03/herbal-homemade-moisturizing-lotion-to.html it helped me in reducing the tan ..atleast i don have the bad tan on the face if on hand..

    a lesson learnt – i wont let my daughter go out in the sun without a sunblock 😀

  3. Hey the cucumber step, is it the peels of the cucumber which you need to grind or the cucumber itself?
    Please reply asap. I need to start this face pack!

  4. If u have tanned skin u can try this tip take basan, curd and cucumber juice mix and apply on face and hand wash after15 min .

  5. Just try besan with curd and apply it on the tanned areas regularly yu will get your desired results. Simple and effective O:-)

  6. I went to a beach in summer this year and my arms have tanned badly..
    Please tell something for hands… which one of the above tips works best for hands. or anything new??
    how is the VLCC DeTan pack?

  7. I have to travel daily, Just suggest me what should be done on Daily basis for detan
    Means we can say Precaution is better than cure…

  8. I have tried tomato’s slice to detan my skin..n it worked well.. All u need to do is take a slice of tomato and rub it on tanned area. Keep it for few minutes and wash it away.. I use to do twice a day..n within a week I got my normal skin tone back.. 🙂


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