Summer months are not everyone’s favourite. While some like to dress up in the light bright clothes and go swimming, playing water games etc others like to stay indoors and keep a safe distance from dirt, dust and sweat – which forms a part of the summers.
The rising temperature with dreadful sunshine is harmful not just for our body but also for the skin which often feels turning itchy and burning on long exposure to sunlight. The result is a tan that does not seem to go for a long time.
However, with the usage of some home remedies and particularly coconut oil – removal of tan can be easy and soothing to the skin. Coconut oil is anti-fungal, anti-microbial and is known to give protection from UV rays while moisturizing your skin and making the skin lighter. Here are some of the ways in which coconut oil can help in tan removal and provide you with a fairer skin!
How to remove tan with coconut oil?
Coconut oil and sugar scrub
Coconut oil makes for a very luxurious scrub that shall win your heart from its very first use. Just mix in a little of warm coconut oil with brown sugar and add in some ground almonds as well. Now make a thick paste of this and apply it on your skin. Let the paste sit for about 5 minutes and then start scrubbing. Wash off after you have scrubbed well. All the dead cells shall be gone with a super moisturized skin that shall feel soft and supple. Apply this scrub for 2-3 times on alternate days to get the best results.
Coconut oil and Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a powerful herb known to cure a lot of diseases and together with coconut oil it becomes the best of nourishment possible. Coconut oil and Aloe Vera is to be mixed in equal quantities and applied on the sun burnt or tanned area. Let it dry for about 30 minutes and gently wash it off. The mixture shall leave the skin soothing and refreshed while removing tan with regular use.
Coconut oil sun-block!
While the market is loaded with a range of variants from sun-blocks to the sunscreens – there is nothing that beats a natural nourishment and sun-blocking method. The coconut oil has anti-fungal properties and is a natural sunscreen to protect your skin. You just need to add about 4-5 drops of any essential you like. You can pick from lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, argan etc and mix it with about 50 ml of coconut oil. Apply this oil regularly to wear a natural sunscreen that protects the skin and lightens the tan.
Coconut oil de-tan packs
There are plenty of de-tan face and body masks available in various brands. These brands use the coconut oil as the main ingredient in the development of the product. Hence the masks give the right nourishment while removing tan off the skin. These products provide for fast results and a smooth finish to the skin.
Coconut oil and mud pack
Coconut oil acts as a good pack compliment for the mud packs. Mix clay or mud with the coconut oil and let it rest for about 5 minutes. Apply this mask on your tanned skin and let it turn dry! The oil will moisturize the skin while the pack will take out the dead cells while leaving the skin lighter and brighter. The mud pack helps fight with pigmentation, pimples and other skin problems too.
Coconut oil and Turmeric face mask
Use cold pressed coconut oil for this one as it is pure and soothing. You just need to add 1 tablespoon of honey to 1 tablespoon of yogurt, half teaspoon turmeric and about half a cup of cold pressed coconut oil. You can also add 4-5 drops of essential oils like lavender or tea tree. Apply on face for about 20 minutes and then wash off. The pack gives and amazing skin shine and also removes the tan naturally. This pack is also effective for healing the burnt skin and removing the marks of sunburns or pimples.
Coconut oil has a gamut of positive effects on the skin and is a powerful ingredient for masks to remove tan from the skin naturally. Make it a part of your regular schedule and it shall aid in bringing shine, suppleness and brightening to the skin!