Summers are all about much-awaited vacations at summer destinations, fun at beaches, parks, zoo, picnics, long walks, swimming and much more. However, you always face a dilemma or fear of the consequences of scorching heat for your skin.
That darker tan shade you get after all that fun you had during your outing is so not worth it. From grandma to mom and friends there are the whole lot of experts giving you advices to bring that complexion and glow back to your skin.
Sunburns and dark tan lines can totally ruin your summer plans. Well, I suggest you to keep you worry at bay. I have combed down the web and put together quick home remedies to get rid of tan easily. These remedies comprise some essential ingredients that work like a magic combination for all ages and skin types. However, prevention is the key, so make sure you use any of the best sunscreens lotion available in the market.
Home Remedies to Remove Tan Instantly
1. Milk and Lemon Juice
Take milk and lemon juice one tablespoon of each. Mix it well until the milk changes its texture. Apply this on the affected area, leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse with cold water.
You can use this concoction every day. Within two weeks you can spot the remarkable change in tone and texture of your skin. Lactose in milk is a moisturizing agent, and citric acid in lemon removes the tan and dead cells of the skin.
2. Cucumber and Lemon Juice
Mix one tablespoon of cucumber pulp/juice, lemon juice, and rosewater. Mix them well and apply on the face and neck for 15-20 minutes or before bathing. Rinse it off with cold water. It gives a refreshing rejuvenating look to all day tired skin and is one of the best home remedies to remove tan naturally.
3. Bengal Gram and Yogurt
Mix two tablespoons of Bengal gram and yogurt each and blend it well till it becomes a thick paste and sticks well to the skin. Leave it on until dry followed by rinsing with cold water. This pack gives terrific results to oily, acne, and pimple prone skin.
Lactic acid in yogurt removes tan and dead cells. Lactose content of the milk nourishes the skin while Bengal gram absorbs dirt, removes dead skin and access oil.
4. Charoli Seeds
Charoli seeds have essential skin revitalizing oils and vitamins and milk works as a moisturizing base here. Take charoli seed (8-10), soak them in the milk and leave it overnight. Make a thick paste and apply to your hands, face, and neck. Once it dries out, wet your face with a little bit of water and remove it off while massaging in circular motions.
You can make this potion in a large amount and store in a tight bottle in the fridge. It can last up to ten days; regular use of this paste can remove sun tan instantly.
5. Tomato and Lemon Juice
Take tomato and lemon juice in equal quantity and mix it well. Massage it in a circular motion; due to the pungentness present in both the ingredients skin feels itchy once it dries out. However, it subsides in a few seconds. Don’t worry it has no side effects. This concoction is super effective in removing sun tan permanently.
6. Sandalwood and Rosewater
Sandalwood and rosewater are skin soothing and calming agents. They form a thick paste, smell too good and can be applied daily. Take a tablespoon of sandalwood powder, put 2-3 tablespoon of rosewater in it. Apply it to the affected area, let it dry and wash it off with cold water. It leaves your skin supple, fresh and fragrant.
7. Aloe Vera to Remove Tanning
Aloe vera pulp/gel is readily available online and in stores. You can apply the gel before going out in the sun as a sunscreen. You can use this pulp in the form of face pack for 20-30 minutes. Its antiseptic properties heal the skin from any inflammation and make the skin soft like a baby.
8. Potato Juice for Tan Removal
The starch present in the potato works as a skin lightening agent. You can take potato pulp/juice by grating or grind the raw potato and squeeze it to take the juice out of it. Its bland nature will not tingle your skin. Apply and leave it on for few minutes. Wash it with cold water.
9. Orange Juice
Yogurt and orange juice are widely used in salons as well as fruit punch packs. Orange juice is a very good rejuvenator for the skin. Presence of vitamin C and sourness of yogurt helps in removing tan instantly. This pack is harmless can be made and refrigerated. Apply this daily and feel and smell good.
10. Green Tea
Who isn’t aware of the benefits of green tea? We all know its antioxidant properties. Consumption of green tea regularly can regulate your bowel, better sleep, less caffeine intake, reduces weight and many more. Green tea’s used leaves work very well on the skin as a mask to remove tan.
11. Saffron and Milk
Saffron has been used for ages by cosmetic industry as a miracle ingredient for skin and overall health as well. You can take saffron powder/strands, soak it in the milk overnight so that milk squeezes all the goodness of saffron. Apply the mixture next morning to your skin, let it stay for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Buttermilk is a natural pro-biotic and rich in lactic acid which happens to be the best ingredient for softening, brightening, and exfoliating skin. Take a half cup of buttermilk and 3 tablespoons of oatmeal. Mix it well until forms a thick and sticky paste. Apply it by massaging in circular motions and let it stay for about 30 minutes. This pack can also be stored in the fridge and used on a daily basis.
These are some effective home remedies to remove tan naturally and instantly. Most of the ingredients can easily be found in your kitchen. I always prefer natural ways to remove sun tan. However, prevention is the key. Hence, make sure you don’t step out of your home without putting on sunscreen lotion.
Tan removal treatment is available in salons from skin peeling to sun tan removal packages suiting your budget and convenience. Check salons offering these with expert advice and services.