Excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) of the sun accelerates melanin production in the skin that leads to darkening of exposed skin. Sun tan usually occurs on body parts that are exposed to the sun such as, face, neck, arms and legs.
Sun tan causes various skin problems such as fine lines, pimples, acne, premature aging of skin, dark spots, skin burns, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation and in extreme cases it can lead to skin cancer.
You can give your skin a de-tan by using common kitchen ingredients such as lemon juice, rose water, etc. Here are ten such natural remedies to get rid of a suntan.
Tanning helps the skin to prevent it from damaging. This process is done by the melanin that keeps the color of the skin. People with more melanin are dark in complexion and those with less melanin has a fair complexion. The rays of the sun damage the unprotected skin while making more melanin, which changes the color of the skin. Some people get uneven patches of color and freckles by exposure to the sun. Homemade remedies are more safe and effective in treating skin tan,
Lemon juice as a cleansing agent
Lemon juice consists of natural bleaching properties. You can simply apply fresh lemon juice on the affected skin area and allow it to dry before washing the area with water.
You can also add some sugar to lemon juice and apply it on the skin. Sugar acts as a cleansing agent. Repeat it for 2-3 times a week.
Yogurt to tighten the pores
Yogurt reduces redness and tightens the pores. Take a cup of plain yogurt and add the juice of one cucumber and one tomato. Add half a cup of gram flour and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it on for 30-45 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Aloe vera gel for sun tan
Aloe vera gel will cleanse and nourish the skin. Apply fresh aloe vera gel to the affected skin areas before going to bed. Wash the skin thoroughly in the morning.
Potato as a natural bleach
Raw potato has Vitamin C and works as a natural bleach. Peel the skin off 2-3 medium sized potatoes. Cut them into chunks and put them in a blender to make it into a paste. Apply this paste all over the affected skin area. Leave it to dry, i.e., for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
Gram flour packs to get bright skin
Gram flour helps to remove dead skin cells and leaves your skin bright and young. Mix the gram flour in water and rub it all over the affected skin area. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash off with water. Repeat it twice for a few months.
Cucumber to get well moisturized skin
The Vitamin C in cucumbers also will help keep the skin well moisturized. Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh cucumber juice and one tablespoon of lime juice. Add a pinch of turmeric to it. Mix it well and apply it on the affected skin. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash off with water.
Milk to treat sun tan skin
Milk can also be used for treating sun tanned skin. Put a small amount of milk in a bowl and add a pinch of turmeric and some lemon juice. Apply this solution on the affected areas and allow it to dry completely. Wash off with water.
You can also soak a pinch of saffron in fresh milk cream overnight. Stir it well and apply it on the affected skin areas in the morning. This will lighten your complexion and make your skin glow.
Sandalwood to get a natural glowing skin
Sandalwood cleanses your skin and helps you maintain a glowing complexion. Mix equal amounts of sandalwood powder and pure turmeric powder. Add some rose water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas and leave it on for 30 minutes or until dries. Wash off with cold water. Repeat it twice a week.
Almond face pack to get rid of sun tan
Almond acts to as cleanse, scrub and lighten your skin tone. Soak 5-6 almonds in water overnight. Blend the almonds with some milk in the morning to make a fine paste. Before bed, apply this paste on the affected areas and leave it on overnight. Wash it off with cold water in the morning. Repeat it daily for the first 15 days and then repeat it twice a week.
Oatmeal powder to remove sun tan
Oatmeal has skin-soothing properties to cleanse the pores. Prepare a mixture of oatmeal powder and buttermilk. Rub it into the tanned areas. The oats will help exfoliate the skin and the buttermilk will soothe the skin.
You can also make a paste with oatmeal powder, ground almonds, ground dried orange peel and milk. Apply the paste on the affected areas and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
Papaya and honey pack
It helps remove sun tan from the face with the help of the enzyme papain that is present in papaya. It also helps in reducing scars and blemishes from the face that is caused by exposure to the sun. Mix papaya pulp and honey and prepare a face pack. Apply this paste on the face and neck and wash it after half an hour.
Tomato, lemon juice and yogurt pack
It has the potentiality to remove dark spots and pigmentation from sun tanned skin. It also works as a natural toner to shrink open pores and remove excess oil from the skin. It nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Prepare this pack by mixing tomato pulp, lemon juice and yogurt in a bowl. Apply the paste on the face and leave it to dry for half an hour. Then wash it off with cold water.
Masoor daal tomato and aloe vera face pack
It is the most effective remedy for sun tan. Masoor dal has the exfoliating quality by getting rid of tanning. The contents of Aloe Vera gel calms the burning and inflamed skin and helps in sunburn and suntan. Soak the dal for 20 minutes and then grind it to a paste. Mix a fresh aloe Vera gel and some tomato pulp in it. Massage the paste on the face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes before washing it with cold water
Besan and turmeric face pack to remove sun tan
The best natural homemade pack is to get rid of sun tan. This face pack is best for tanned skin, which is a combo of bleaching and scrubbing with the wonderful ingredients. Turmeric is often called as a holy powder, which is not only important for an amazing medicinal property. This is an amazing effect on the skin. Turmeric adds as a healthy glow to the skin and also helps in reducing pigmentation and sun tan. Bengal gram or besan works best as a natural scrub for skin exfoliating of the skin. This helps to remove dead skin cells. Take 2 tablespoons of besan and add a pinch of turmeric. Add 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 tablespoon of crushed orange peel in a small bowl. Add rose water into that mixture. Mix them well and apply it on the clean face. Leave it for about 20 minutes. Moist the dried areas and sprinkle water on it. Slowly remove the dry pack and scrubbing gently in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. Apply this pack two days for effective natural exfoliation and tan removal.
Oatmeal and butter milk face pack for skin exfoliation
Oatmeal and weight loss is the best closely related. This is the best and natural skin exfoliate. This pack works quickly and easily fixes to remove sun tan. This is best and pressed for time. Buttermilk helps to moisturize and soothe the skin to heal blisters. Oatmeal acts as a natural scrub that exfoliates the skin. This pack helps to remove blackheads and dead skin cells. Take 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and add 3 tablespoons of buttermilk. Mix them well and apply this pack on face and body. Gently massage in circular motion and leave it for about 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse it off with water for better results.
Cabbage and turmeric anti tan face pack
The anti-tan face pack is the best way for health and cleansing abilities of turmeric. Cabbage helps to get rid of tan from the face. Extract cabbage juice and consume it as it has lots of phytochemicals and antioxidants. This has both effects such as combat harmful effects that are free from radicals and can cause several skin conditions such as blackheads, acne and pimples. Vitamin C helps to protect your skin from damage. Cabbage juice improves the texture and tone of skin. Potassium gives you a fairer complexion skin. Cabbage is rich in Vitamin A and E that makes your skin supple, bright and soft. Take a portion of one raw cabbage and add a tablespoon of honey. Add a pinch of turmeric and bind them with a rice flour or gram flour. Take a raw cabbage and add it into four pieces for one portion to prepare this face pack. Grate them with very small pieces. Squeeze out the lemon and collect it with a couple of drops into a small container. Add honey into it. Add the binding agent to the container and mix them well to form a thick paste. Apply this paste and leave it for about 20 – 25 minutes. Rinse it off with water and apply moisturizer.