Summer is already here and the time to enjoy all the outdoor activities. But many people think twice before stepping out in a sunny day. The obvious reason is their fear to get tanned. Yes, it is a concern but not a serious one as there are many simple steps you can take to protect your skin from getting tan.
And if your skin is already tanned then applying some natural remedies always helps. However, if the bright and strong sunlight is forcing you to stay indoors, then leave this tension at home and go out to enjoy your best. And apply the following natural cures to remove tan if you notice them in the first place.
Natural Cures For Removing Tan
Cucumber may be a wonderful solution for your sun kissed skin. It is rich in minerals and water that soothes and nourishes the skin as well as minimizes tan.
Soak up in the refreshing cucumber juice pack after spending a long-sunny day and notice your tan going away. All you need to do is to mix cucumber juice, lemon juice and rose water in a small bowl and apply the liquid pack on the skin. While lemon juice acts on tan, cucumber juice and rose soothe the skin.
Coconut oil is well-known for its benefits on the skin and hair. But do you know that coconut water is equally good for skin. Yes it is! Coconut milk contains useful minerals that have reviving effects on skin.
It not only removes tan, regular application of coconut water also helps to remove scars. To use it for removing tan, clean your face with lukewarm water. And apply fresh coconut water over the tanned skin. Let it dry on the skin for 30 minutes, and then rinse. Continue this remedy for few weeks until the tan fades away.
Raw milk is a great moisturizer for skin. When it is applied on skin along with lemon juice and turmeric, it diminishes scars and also removes tan. And all the ingredients are easily found in any kitchen.
Just take a tablespoon of raw milk, add a pinch of turmeric and few drops of lemon juice into it. Mix them thoroughly and apply the mixture on the skin. Let it dry and then wash off with cool water.
Oat act as an excellent exfoliating agent and thus it is extremely helpful to remove tan. It effectively removes the outer layer dead skin along with tan.
When it is combines with buttermilk, its benefits becomes doubled as buttermilk also acts as a bleaching agent and cools the skin at the same time. So, mix oats with buttermilk and apply it on the skin while gently rubbing with fingers. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash off with cool water.
Gram flour is popularly known as Bengal flour in India. It is manufactured using black chick pea which is a great source of protein and vitamins. Therefore, it is very good for skin and acts as a natural cleanser.
You can find it in any Indian grocery store easily. In order to use it for removing tan, take 2 tablespoons of gram flour, add 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of curd to it. Mix them nicely to prepare a thick paste. Then apply it evenly on the skin. Remove the pack once it completely dries up. Then rinse with cool water.
Aloe vera is wonder herb for any type of skin problem and so it is for tanned skin. If aloe vera gel is applied on skin daily, you will notice a significant improvement.
But it also has the qualities to tan the skin if you go out in the sun without applying sunscreen lotion. So always remember to wear sunscreen lotion before stepping out if you are applying aloe vera gel on the skin.
Here is recipe for natural cream that works very well to remove tan from the skin. It is easy to prepare as the ingredients required are inexpensive and can be easily found in any kitchen. All you need to prepare the anti-tan cream is milk power, lemon juice, almond oil, and honey. Mix all the ingredients in equal quantity in a small bowl. Apply the mixture on the skin. Leave it for 20 to 25 minutes. You can store the left over in a small bottle for a week. Use this natural cream 3 times a day for best result.
Ripe papaya acts as an excellent cleanser, moisturizer and anti-tan pack for skin. And you don’t need to do any preparation other than to mash the pulp and apply it while rubbing over the skin. Let it sit for few minutes and then wash off with cool water.
Being tangy in nature, tomato also acts as natural bleach for skin. Use it alone or by mixing with other ingredients. Take a tomato, make a round slice and rub it on the skin directly. Otherwise, extract tomato juice and mix it with oatmeal, yogurt, and few drops of lemon juice.
Make a thick paste by mixing them together. Apply the paste on the skin. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash off with cool water. Repeat this remedy for few weeks to notice a significant change in skin tone.
Popularly known as winter melon, white pumpkin, white gourd or wax gourd, it is a wonderful vegetable for warm climate as it has a cooling effect on the body. It used as a remedy for various health problems like peptic ulcer, diabetes, hyperacidity, asthma and kidney stone. It has also found to be effective to remove tan.
To use it for tanned skin, extract its juice by blending a food processor and sieving. Mix the juice with multani mitti to make a thick paste. Apply it on the skin like a face pack. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes until it dries up. Then wash off with cool water. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer as multani mitti may dry the skin.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.