During summer season, your skin easily gets tanned. Hence, you must take the necessary preventive measures to keep away from sun tan and skin discoloration. Its a known fact that the sun consists of harmful UV rays that leads to skin tanning. The skin when exposed to the scorching heat of the sun gets enveloped with the carbon content and thus appears darker than usual.
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Tanning is the process of the skin to prevent it from damage. This process is by the melanin that keeps the colour of the skin. People with more melanin are dark in complexion and fair people have less melanin. When the rays of the sun damage the unprotected skin, it makes more melanin which changes the colour of the skin.
People with dark skin turn darker brown in the sun and light colour people turn red or even get burns from the sun. Some people get uneven patches of colour and freckles by exposure to the sun. This leads to dry skin with wrinkles and can also cause skin cancer.
During summer most women like to enjoy the summer sun but are left with ugly and unattractive faces. They look for ways and means to get rid of the suntan. There are certain instant bleaching cosmetic products for tan removal but they have side effects on the skin are loaded with harmful chemicals.
Here are some useful tips to help you get rid of sun tan quickly and effectively:
Scrubbing is a great way to exfoliate the dead skin and get a natural glow. Try to exfoliate the skin by using a paste of gram flour and water/milk. Leave on the face of tanned area upto 20 minutes and wash it gently with cold water.
You can apply milk cream on your face and leave it overnight and then wash your face in the morning. In this way, the skin gets enough moisture and feels rejuvenated. The milk cream does not only remove the carbonic particles but also causes skin whitening. It helps the layer of the skin that is darkened become lighter. You can continue this therapy daily and it does not create any side effect.
Opt in for natural herbal packs that are available in the market. You can apply cucumber pack during summer season to get rid of suntan. Add the facepack to a spoonful of milk and mix in into a fine paste. Apply this paste on the face, skin and if possible hands and leave it on for 20-30 mins. Once the facepack is completely dry, wash it off gently with cold water. Its a good remedy to keep your skin cool in the hot summer. However do not try this tip daily as it will leave your skin dry.
You can prepare a mixture of natural substances such as orange juice, water and cucumber juice and then apply the mixture to your face. Apply it on your face like a mask. Because of the citric content in the orange juice, the cooling effect of the cucumber juice acts as a great tan remover.
You can alternatively mix lemon juice with cucumber juice and apply it on the tanned surface. It gets the same results as the previous mixture.
Prepare a mixture by adding one tablespoon of honey and fresh orange juice and apply it to your face directly. Leave it on for sometime preferably for 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Then you can wash your face using lukewarm water. This mixture is proven to brings wonderful results and does not have any side effects.
Add a teaspoonful of turmeric powder to 1 tablespoon milk. You can also add fresh orange juice to this mixture. Apply it to the face and let it dry. Then you can wash your face with cool water.
Add a tablespoon of buttermilk to oatmeal (grind the oatmeal before using it) and apply it on your face and neck. This mixture helps in removing the epidermis and the buttermilk helps in making your skin softer. Oatmeal face pack can be called as the best ever facepack in the world as it is proven to give the best and lasting result.
Soak a cotton pad in fresh coconut water and dab it all over your face and neck, may be even hands. Give gentle strokes and allow it to penetrate into your skin pores and then wash it off with cold water. This solution can be used daily to get better and lasting results.
Add a mixture of oatmeal, yogurt, tomato juice and orange juice, apply it on your face and neck and allow it rest for 20-30 minutes. Let it penetrate into your skin. When the mixture is dried wash it off with lukewarm water. This process should be tried at least twice in a week to get a silky smooth skin.
Try using homemade products instead of using creams or lotions or any chemical based products as it tends to give better results without any sort of side effects. Eat well, take care of yourself and live healthy.
Home made remedies for sun tanned skin
Home remedies made from natural ingredients are a better option as they soothe and nourish the skin and help to remove the tan in gentle manner.
Cucumber, rose water and lemon juice pack
Lemon acts as a natural bleach in removing tan and fighting pimples .Cucumber juice and rose water act as cooling agents for soothing the damaged area.. Apply the mixture with cotton on tanned areas, wait for 10 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Bengal gram flour and turmeric face pack
This is a combo pack of bleaching and scrubbing. Mix 2 tablespoons of bean, a pinch of turmeric, 1 table spoon of milk, and 1 table spoon of crushed orange peel in a bowl with cold rose water. Apply on clean face and let it dry for 20 minutes. This pack should be used on alternate days for effective exfoliation and tan removal
Papaya and honey face pack
The qualities of honey and papaya are known for skin renewal. whitening, moisturizing, softening and exfoliating the skin. Prepare this pack by mixing the pulp of ripe papaya with honey. Apply on a clean face and dry for 30 minutes before washing it off with water.
Oat meal and butter milk exfoliating pack
Butter milk helps in soothing the tanned skin and healing blisters caused by sun burn and oatmeal acts as a natural scrub that exfoliates skin removing blackheads and dead skin cells.
Tomato, yogurt and lemon juice face pack
This pack works wonders in removing dark spots and pigmentation from sun tanned skin. The citric property present in the three ingredients work as natural bleach for the skin.
Aloe vera, masoor daal and tomato face pack
This pack helps in removing the extreme of tanning and works as a skin brightener
Potato and lemon juice face pack
Potato is loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and fibers. The juice of potato helps in lightening the tan skin, dark spots and sun burns.
Strawberry and milk cream face pack
This pack helps in removing the tan on the skin and in reducing dark spots, pigmentation and freckles caused by over exposure to the sun.
Milk powder, honey and almond oil face pack
Milk powder works wonders in moisturizing the dry skin, reducing effects of sun tan and giving a clear tone to the damaged skin. Make a paste with 2 table spoon of milk powder, 1 table spoon of honey and a few drops of almond oil and apply it on face. Leave it on face for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Saffron and fresh cream face pack
Saffron (Kesar) has been an age old ingredient for skin brightening, toning, and tan removal. Soak a few strands of saffron in 2 tablespoons of milk cream overnight. Blend with fingers and apply on face Leave it dry for 20 minutes and wash off with water.
Wheat flour face pack
Applying wheat flour on the skin can help in improving skin tone, fade away dark spots and uneven skin tone caused by sun tan and sun burns on fair skin. Prepare a slippery paste using 2 table spoons of wheat flour and water and apply on face. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off with water.
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