Tanning of the skin is also a natural way of protecting the skin from the harmful ultra violet rays. A pigment called melanin is produced whenever the skin is exposed to the sun’s rays which counter the ultraviolet rays. The effect of tanning is visible mostly on the hands, face and legs as they are more exposed to the rays of the sun.
Summer is the season when you get excessive attack of sun rays. This can lead to tan layer over your skin. Not all individual would wish to get tan layer over the skin especially we Indian. We already have melanin layer over our skin. Tan layer can increasingly provide more melanin in our skin. We Indian wishes to stay fair and do not wish to get this melanin layer. Thus, our market has variety of products that will work as a scrub during the summer days. If you don’t wish to use the products available in the market, the natural home remedies will be perfect.
Home remedies to remove tan
There are several cosmetic products available in the market for removal of sun tan, which are extremely expansive and loaded with harmful chemicals and bleaching agents. Homemade remedies used for clearing sun tan are made from natural ingredients and are safe for the skin.
Orange peel or lemon peel and milk face pack
Make a paste of orange peel powder or lemon peel powder and raw milk. Apply the pack on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Scrub your face with it while washing off with water. Citric acid and Vitamin C helps to remove the tan, lightens the skin tone and promotes healthy, glowing skin.
Sugar, lemon and glycerin pack
Mix together lemon juice, sugar and glycerin in a bowl. Apply this pack on your face and gently massage and scrub with the sugar granules. Rinse off the face with water. This acts as a bleaching agent to naturally remove the tan and exfoliates the layer of dead skin cells. This makes your skin tone lighter and glowing.
Multanimitti and sandalwood face pack
Mix together multanimitti, sandal wood powder and rose water and apply it on your face. Keep it on till it completely dries and then wash off your face. This removes the tan and dead skin cells from the face and promotes blood circulation.
Cucumber and lemon juice face pack
Peel and grind a cucumber to get its pulp. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to it and apply the pack on your face. Keep it on for some time and then rinse it off. This helps to keep the skin hydrated and also removes your tan in a few days.
Tomato, yogurt and lemon face pack
This face pack helps in removing the dark spots caused from sun tan on the face. The properties of the pack serve as natural bleach and a natural toner for the face. Mix tomato pulp, lemon juice and yogurt into a smooth paste and apply it evenly on the face. Leave it for 30 minutes before washing it with cold water.
Oats and buttermilk pack
shields the skin from sunburn. It helps to moisturize the skin and prevent tanning. Prepare a mixture of buttermilk and oats and apply it on the face. Wash it off with cold water after 20 minutes.
Potato and lemon juice face pack
This face pack helps to clear the dark spots caused by sun tanning. Extract the juice of potato by grinding it and mix the juice of lemon. Apply this mixture on the face concentrating on the dark and discolored spots. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it with cold water.
Besan (Bengal gram flour) and turmeric face pack
It is a perfect of bleaching and scrubbing pack for tan removal. Make a paste of besan, turmeric, crushed orange peel and milk and scrub the mixture on damp moist skin in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. Leave it to dry and then clean it rubbing it gently.
Tomato, yogurt and lemon juice face pack
This face pack works wonders in clearing dark spots and pigmentation caused by sun tan. Prepare this pack by mixing pulp of tomato, yogurt and lemon juice in a bowl. Apply it on the face and leave it for 30 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
Aloe vera, masoor daal (Red lentil) and tomato face pack
Masoor daal is found to be effective in clearing even the extreme of tanning. Soak and grind the daal to make a smooth paste. Add some aloe Vera gel and tomato pulp in the paste and apply it on the face and neck. Keep it for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.
Strawberry and milk cream face pack
This face pack helps inlightening dark spots, pigmentation and freckles. Make a paste of crushed strawberries and milk cream and apply it on the face. Rinse it off with cold water after 30 minutes.
Milk powder, honey and almond oil face pack
This face pack helps in reducingthe effects of sun tan and imparting a clear tone and texture to the skin. Mix milk powder, almond oil, honey and get it on your face. Just after twenty minutes you can wash it.
Cornmeal and lemon juice face scrub
This face scrub helps in removal of dead cells and black heads from the skin. It does not dry the skin but removes the excess oil from the skin. Mix cornmeal and lemon juice and apply it on the face while massaging it in a circular motion. Cleanse it with water after 20 minutes.
Wheat flour face pack
This face pack helps to fade away dark spots caused by sun tan. Make a smooth paste of wheat flour along with water and apply it over your face and neck skin. You need to wash it immediately once it is dried.
Summer tan scrub for face
Lemon and aloe vera
You must have heard about the uses of both lemon and Aloe Vera as both have proved themselves to be wonderful ingredients for beauty benefits. Lemon provides generous remedy for the dark spot and tan layer over the skin tone. Aloe Vera in combination has the power to kill bacteria and virus along with the fungi layer. You can make a pack with both this product and see natural remedy.
Yogurt and honey
This is another natural scrubber that can be made at home. All you have to do is take 2 spoons of yogurt in a container and add a spoon of honey and also a spoon of sugar, Mix them well and apply over your face. Use your finger tips over your face and move your fingers slowly. This will help the dark tan layer over the skin. Keep for 20 minutes and remove it with simple water.
Sandalwood with rose water
You must take 2 spoons of sandalwood powder in a container and add a spoon of rose water in it. Mix both the ingredients really well and apply on your face and skin where you have problem with skin tan. This will give you a great remedy and keep you away from the tan skin layer. You can get benefit from this as the tan layer from your skin will be removed completely. Try this today and see how well your skin gets brightened with this face pack.