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!
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
Â 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.
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 TanÂ
Add a pinch of turmeric (haldi) to chilled yoghurt and apply to face , neck and arms daily for 30 minutes before havingÂ a bath.
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
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
Mix 2 tsp of oatmeal in Â½ 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.
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
Â 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
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
Â 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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Do you have more tips to share about removing summer tan?