Remove Tan – 10 Best Ways To Remove Tan


Remove Tan – 10 Best Ways To Remove Tan

Every other day we keep trying this or that remedy to remove tanning from our skin or at least to lighten that tan. Tanning is caused due to overexposure of skin in sun, not applying proper sunscreen while stepping outside. One should apply sunscreen even if the weather is cloudy because in that weather the skin gets more tanned.
Skin can lead to tanning in form of burning sensation or can darken your skin if you do not care while stepping out and then back. Many of us don not realize skin tanning unless it becomes really dark and the skin looks all pigmented and you can easily see how some parts of your body which are exposed have considerably turned darker than rest of the body and then you start thinking about tan removal remedies! Instant Tan Removal Remedies And Products
It is always a good idea to take care of the skin before hand and not wait for the damage to be done! As the famous saying goes, Prevention is better than cure because then you will have to struggle with the dark skin for a long time as a skin tan is not always very easy to remove. So it is better to use some precautionary measures like wearing SPF, covering the exposed body parts and always using fresh tan removal remedies from your kitchen ingredients!
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Tanning really looks bad when you have to wear sleeveless and your skin shows 2 shades i.e brighter and darker skin, generally the part of the body uncovered gets tanned. The spring-summer season comes with lots of skincare chores to take proper care of the skin and maintain its radiance as per the changing season. 5 Simple Ways To Detan (Detanning Skin)
A tanned skin is prone to further damage caused by the Sun’s radiation and cause freckles or pigmentation around the cheeks which do not look great and cannot be concealed with makeup!

How To Remove Tan

 Today I am going to provide few home remedies to remove tan. Some of them I read in one of the articles in Times of India and some which I experienced are good for that tan.

Papaya Slice

Mash a few pieces of papaya and apply the pulp on affected parts of skin. wash it off after 15-20 minutes. Your skin will glow instantly after a wash. You can also use avocado instead of papaya or a mixture of both in equal quantities.

Soda and  salt For Removing Tan


Take 2tsp of mashed papaya, 1/4tsp of soda bicarbonate, 1/4tsp of salt. Mix them into a scrub like paste. Apply it all over the exposed areas. Keep it on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with cool water. The salt will scrub away dead skin while papaya will polish the newly appeared skin.

Haldi and yoghurt For Removing Tan 


Add a pinch of turmeric (haldi) to chilled yoghurt and apply to face , neck and arms daily for 30 minutes before having  a bath.
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Lemon To Remove Darkness For Removing Tan


Take 2tsp of pounded lemon rind and mix in 2tsp basil paste, 1tsp china clay and 2tsp cold milk. Apply on the face leave on till dry and wash off. Lemon helps clean away the oil and grime.


This is one of the most effective kitchen ingredients which can be used by all types of skin to get rid of skin tanning and mainly from the forehead area which tends to darken more than the entire face!


Cucumber To Remove Tan

cuucmber for under eyes

Apply half a grated cucumber with 2tsp of milk powder and a few drops of lemon juice. Keep on till dry and wash off. Milk is a natural oftener whereas cools and lightens your skin instantly. Also read 5 Cucumber Face Pack Recipes

Oats to remove tan

oats skin care

Mix 2 tsp of oatmeal in ½ cup mashed ripe papaya and 1tsp honey. Apply, scrub in slightly and wash of after 2 minutes.


Chilled milk is yet another thing which will act on lightening the pigmentation on the forehead due to excessive tanning. Those who can’t stand the smell & application of yogurt and can opt out chilled milk and apply it over the forehead area to lighten the dark skin.

homemade Coconut Milk

Green almonds To Remove Tan

Take fresh green almonds, take a handful and grind them, mixing it with a few drops of sandalwood oil apply as a face mask.  It will give you fair glowing skin in no time. As these almonds are seasonal so avail full benefits of them.

Coconut water benefits  For Tan


 Coconut water works magic for your skin inside out, but wait don’t throw it away just yet. Take the white fleshy part of green coconut, work it into a paste in a grinder and keep it on for 15 minutes. It has natural whitening properties and will un-tan you in a jiffy.

Potato Slices for Tan Removal

Yet another effective tan removal method is from potato juice (DIY Homemade Anti-Tan Lotion From Potato) or slices. It consists of starch compounds which also help in lightening the dark skin due to exposure to the harmful sun rays. One can ideally rub a peeled potato over the forehead and let it stay for few minutes. After sometime it can be rinsed off and you will certainly notice the difference in skin tone of the forehead.

Summer sandal feet For Tan Removal

Beach Feet

Darkened feet??? Add lemon juice to lukewarm water and soak feet for 20 minutes. This cools , cleans,  un-tans  and removes sweaty odors. You could also rub a lemon and wash off.

Sandalwood Powder To Remove Tan

Sandalwood works wonders at keeping your skin fair and clean. Just add 4 drops of sandalwood oil to 2tsp of sandalwood paste and use it as a face mask. To ensure that the paste of high quality, always make your own by rubbing real sandalwood on a stone slab instead of buying sandalwood powder.

Honey & Lemon

Take 2 tbsp. honey and add in few drops of lemon juice. Apply the mixture on tanned areas for 15 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Use this remedy twice a day.

Removing tan from hands

moisturize hands & cuticles

 For tanned hands, take a handful of coarse sugar( large grains) mixed with lemon juice. Mix them just before use, apply on the hands and keep rubbing till the sugar dissolves and leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off.
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  1. Snehhhhhhhhhhhaaa….my canadian friend..where r u nowadays and how was weekend?
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  2. hehhe……now i need a prasad as God made me answer your prayers…:P
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  3. Yes! You answered my prayers…lol. I've been looking for natural ways to lighten my skin….too much tanning from the sun…hehe. I'm definitely trying some of these…thanks ^_^.

  4. i have the most gorgeous hair.. as my hubby alwys compliment me
    but my face is turning bad every day
    please help me..
    so that my hubby stasts loving me more 🙂

  5. hi………im preethi tan became a big problmfor plz suggest me for face hands and legs are becoming black day by day and with in few mthns afterlong time im gng to meet my bf so plz………

  6. hey …all ur tan removal tech r superb….could u plz gv me few ideas for removing dryness and dark spots in ma face….i hav pimple kinda dark spots ….i waana getrid of it….n m basically a outdoor person by profession….

  7. Try the EASY BUFF tan removal, exfoliating glove. I got one from a friend as a gift. I loved it. The glove took the old spray tan in a couple of minutes, so easy and fast. And you don’t need soap or anything else. You can buy it on now.

  8. hlo one and all i tryd all d tips dey really wrkd! try dis aswell:-

    honey and milk mixed together n apply on tanned areas this is one of the best ways after u put honey and milk dont apply water use a tissue or napkin and rub it of u myt feel sticky wen u feel sticky apply moisturizer over sticky areas but make it a point not to put lot of cream!

  9. Hi
    Ive face a solid skin darkening issue for the 3.5 years of heavy biking
    some how I worked out n have been using an umberella wen Im out in the day
    my skin has seen a major change in complexion
    but still even wen i roam with an umberella I still see
    a small tan i get
    In past ive tried sunscreens (SPF 52)
    hasnt worked
    I dont want to become White
    but I want to regain the color I used to be wen i was young………..

  10. Hello, I m a guy I hv a fetish for fairer skin but my problems is I dont nuo wats my skin type n I think I hv got tanned a little I hv tried lemon juice but it lv d skin dry n dull I feel so cn u suggst smthng for me so dat I cn get my fairnes bk n cn u pls suggst how to keep skin soft n supple without loosing its natural moisture. N hw to keep its natural moisture steady.

  11. Hiii if u. don’t know ur skin type after doing face wash how does u
    feel is it will b dry then its a dry skin do u get oil on whole face r only on
    nose n fore head then its a combination skin if u feel ur whole
    face is becoming shiny if ur using a mousturiser then its a oily skin

  12. plz give more tips to remove tan from face its very ugly day by day it is increasing n it is very irritating to see the face in mirror so help


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