Tanning is one of the most common skin problems. Thanks to our busy lives that require regular exposure to the Sun, tanning seems a li’l beyond our control! Though sunscreens, hats, sunglasses, or well-covered clothes do help us in some ways to solve the problem, avoiding tanning is not always possible.
So how can you get rid of tanning? Skin lightening treatments or laser surgeries or use of expensive creams and other cosmetics may seem an easy option, but we are not up for it. We think you should trust your mothers’ tricks when it comes to skin or hair care. That is to say, trust on simple kitchen ingredients.
Tanning can be easily healed with none other than turmeric! Be it in the form of juice, oil, or powder, this powerful herb has powerful medicinal value and offers skin care benefits as well.
Advantages of turmeric for the skin
Let us look at the various advantages that turmeric has on our skin:
Turmeric contains anti-bacterial properties that fight the acne-causing bacteria thereby controlling the development of pimples and acne. Its anti-inflammatory property also helps to sooth the inflammation caused because of pimples/acne. It also controls the production of excess oil in the skin naturally.
A condition in which, the patient experiences skin inflammation that leads to the formation of red itchy and scaly patches on the body. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric helps to heal psoriasis. All you have to do is simply make a smooth paste out of turmeric powder and a li’l water, apply on the affected parts, leave it overnight, and wash it off the next morning with lukewarm water.
Treats stretch marks
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a chemical compound that goes down deeply into the cell membranes and has the power to make changes in the cell membranes’ physical properties. This makes it effective in treating the stubborn stretch marks.
Eczema causes red, itchy and dry skin that can be painful because of skin inflammation. Curcumin present in turmeric has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which together work to heal eczema.
Gives you bright skin
Turmeric contains skin-lightening properties and it works like magic to brighten your skin tone and thereby makes your skin appear glowing and lustrous naturally!
Acts as a sunscreen
Sun damage can make your skin appear dull and older! Turmeric contains anti-aging and skin lightening properties that protect your skin against the harmful UV rays of the Sun. It also helps your skin to retain its elasticity and fixes the problem of dark spots.
Prevents aging signs of skin
Turmeric being loaded with antioxidants fights the free radicals in your body, which in turn delays the aging signs like fine lines, wrinkles, and spots and so on. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, your skin becomes only more beautiful and glowing with its regular usage.
Be it minor cuts or injuries, small wounds, scars or minor burns, turmeric’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help to heal them quickly.
Helps in skin exfoliation
Turmeric also poses as a natural exfoliator and helps you to get rid of dead skin cells. Simply prepare a turmeric scrubber by mixing turmeric powder with apple cider vinegar and rose water, apply it on your face and leave it for 15 mins before rinsing it off. Do this thrice a week to see a visible difference.
Heals the pain caused by cracked heels
Turmeric does not stay behind in caring for your feet. Cracked heels can be painful. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of turmeric, it helps to heal the pain caused by cracked feet, and keeps fungal infection at bay too. Its astringent properties also helps to prevent cracked heels. All you have to do is mix castor oil, coconut oil and a pinch of turmeric powder, apply it on your feet everyday, and leave it on for 15 mins before washing it off.
Solves pigmentation problems
Not just tanning, turmeric plays a major role in fixing skin pigmentation problems thanks to its bleaching properties. It also wards off skin infections and fixes scarring problems.
Face masks / Face packs with turmeric that helps remove tan
Here below, we have shared with you some DIY face pack ideas that contain turmeric as a main ingredient and that will help you to get rid of tanning! Let turmeric face packs help you knock out tanning problems! Check them out!
Turmeric, Orange and Bengal gram flour
In a bowl, take orange peel powder (1 tablespoon), Bengal gram flour (2 tablespoons), turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon) with a little milk and mix them together until it becomes a smooth paste. Cleanse your face first and then apply this pack on your face. Leave it for about 15-20 mins and then wash off with cold water.While gram flour acts as a natural exfoliator, turmeric helps to get rid of the tan and pigmentation problems.
Turmeric, Honey and Orange/Lemon
Make a smooth paste out of turmeric powder (1 teaspoon), orange/lemon juice (1 teaspoon) and honey (1 teaspoon) and apply this on your face and neck evenly. Leave it for half an hour and then wash off. Lemon/orange juice and turmeric have skin lightening properties while honey works to keep your skin smooth and supple.
Turmeric, Banana and Honey
Mix turmeric powder (½ teaspoon), mashed banana pulp (2 teaspoon) and honey (½ teaspoon) in a bowl and make a creamy mixture out of the ingredients. Apply this on your face and neck and keep it on for at least 30 mins. Then rinse it off with cold water. While turmeric helps to lighten your skin tone, banana and honey help to keep the skin hydrated and gives it a natural glow.
Turmeric, Tomato and Yogurt
In a bowl, mix tomato puree (½ teaspoon), yogurt (1 teaspoon), and turmeric powder (½ teaspoon) and make a medium consistent paste out of the ingredients by blending them well. Apply this on your tan affected parts, and leave it on for at least 20 mins before washing it off. Tomato acts as a shield against Sun’s UV rays and soothes your skin, while turmeric and yogurt work to remove the tan.
Turmeric, Bengal gram flour, Olive oil and Lemon
In a bowl, take Bengal gram flour (2-3 tablespoons), olive oil (1 teaspoon), lemon juice (1 teaspoon), and a pinch of turmeric powder, and mix them well until it becomes a smooth paste. Apply the pack on your face and neck, leave it on for about 15 mins, and then rinse off with cold water. While turmeric helps to even out the skin tone, bengal gram flour removes skin impurities by acting as a natural exfoliator.
Turmeric with Lemon
Mix lemon juice (2 tablespoons) and turmeric powder (1 teaspoon) and make a thick paste out of the two ingredients. Apply evenly on your face and neck and let it sit for about 20 mins. Using your hands gently rinse off the pack using circular motions. Both turmeric and lemon have skin lightening properties that will help to get rid of the tan.
Turmeric, Fuller’s earth, Rose water and Honey
In a bowl, mix fuller’s earth powder (1 tablespoon), turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon), and add rose water (one tablespoon) and honey to make a smooth paste out of the ingredients. Apply the mask on your face and skin and leave it for 20 mins before washing it off with cold water. While turmeric brightens up your face, fuller’s earth helps to remove skin impurities, and honey keeps your skin moisturized.
Turmeric, Aloe Vera and Fuller’s earth
Take a pinch of turmeric powder, and mix it with Aloe Vera gel and fuller’s earth powder (2 teaspoons) in a bowl. Apply the pack on your face and neck and leave it on until it dries. Then wash off with cold water. This is great for sensitive skin as Aloe Vera soothes and cools the skin while turmeric helps to lighten the skin tone.
Turmeric, Sandalwood and Orange
In a bowl, mix sandalwood powder (2 teaspoon), orange juice (2-3 teaspoons) and turmeric powder (1 teaspoon), and make a smooth paste using the ingredients. Now apply this pack evenly on your tan affected parts. Keep it on until it dries and then wash off with cold water. Orange juice, sandalwood powder as well as turmeric, all work to lighten the skin tone naturally and thereby helps to remove tan.
Turmeric, Honey and Mint leaves
Take honey (1 teaspoon), mashed mint leaves (1 teaspoon), and turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon) in a bowl, and mix them well until it becomes a smooth paste. Apply it evenly on your face and then rinse off after keeping it for about 20 mins. While the mint helps to cool your skin and heal sunburns, turmeric helps to get rid of tan.
We really hope you will try these easy hacks to get rid of tanning using the help of turmeric. Thank you for reading.