Causes of tanning
Baking soda scrub
Honey & lime juice
Lime and cucumber juice
How it works: This mixture has proven to be quite effective to remove harsh sun tans and sun burns. The citric content in the lime and the cooling effect of rose water acts as a perfect combination to remove the tan from your hands & face very easily and quickly.
Tip: You can prepare the solution and store it in the refrigerator for a week or so. Soak a cotton pad or cloth in lime juice and dab/rub it on the tanned surface. Massage it for a minute or 2 and then leave it on for 10-15 minutes. When it is completely dried, wash it with cold water.
Yogurt and gram flour
Turmeric and raw milk
You can also add one tablespoon of turmeric powder and lime juice in raw milk. Mix it well and then apply the mixture to the tanned area. Allow it to dry by leaving it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. It will treat the tanned area on your face.
Multani mitti & white gourd
Do not go out in the sun from 10 AM to 4 PM. Use sunscreen lotion on the areas prone to sun exposure, choose sunscreen lotion that has higher SPF content. Cover your hands with gloves or scarf while riding.
How to remove tan from neck
Cucumber juice, turmeric powder and lemon juice
This oil will be really effective in nourishing the skin and remove tan. Massage the coconut oil on the neck daily in order to remove tanning from neck. The natural coconut oil will also nourish your skin tone without giving rise to any side effect or allergic reaction. Checkout the list of other tan removal oils that can work effectively.
Sugar & Oil scrub
Prepare your own sugar scrub for removing tan on neck at home. Mix a spoon of sugar and 3 spoons of olive oil. You can also add few drops of lemon juice to this. Combine altogether and apply over your face and neck and slowly rub it for 2-3 minutes with your finger tips, then wash it with cold water. Dead skin along with tan layer will be removed.
Ways to remove tan on face & forehead naturally
Pineapple and papaya
Pineapple & honey
Mash the raw potato in mixer and apply it on face and forehead. Wash it with cold water after 15 minutes. Do it regularly to get rid of tan from forehead on daily basis.
Lemon juice and sugar scrub
Squeeze lemon and add it to sugar. Mix this and gently rub on tanned face and forehead and leave it. for 10 minutes. It acts as a natural scrub and you can sure get rid of tanning in couple of weeks.
The other easy way is to cut the lemon and dip it in the sugar, then start rubbing it on the tanned area. Do it in circular motion for effective results. Wash it off with lukewarm water after five minutes. Before you start this, clean the makeup.
Yogurt and gram flour
Mix required amounts of gram flour, lemon juice and curd or yogurt to make it as thick paste. Apply this paste on tan affected area of forehead and face. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it with water. Try this thrice in a week to see difference.
Aloe vera, tomato and red lentil (Masoor daal) face pack
Masoor daal should be soaked in water for 15 minutes and grind it into a paste. Add aloe vera gel and tomato pulp to it. Mix it well and massage on neck and face. After 15 minutes wash it with water.
Face packs for sun tan removal
Tomato, yogurt & lemon juice face pack
This is an effective pack to remove dark spots and pigmentation. The pack can be prepared by mixing 2 table spoon of tomato pulp, 1 table spoon of lemon juice and 1 table spoon of yogurt in a bowl. Apply it on the face and wash with cold water after 30 minutes.
Oat meal & butter milk exfoliating pack
Oatmeal is a natural scrub to remove dark tan, blackheads and dead cells and buttermilk helps in soothing skin and healing blisters. Make a paste with 2 tablespoon of oatmeal and 3 tablespoons of buttermilk and apply it on the face and body. Massage it in a circular motion. Clean it with water after 15 minutes.
Oatmeal and aloe vera gel
Take a bowl, add 3 tbsp of aloe Vera gel and 2 tbsp of oatmeal. Let it soak for couple of hours time and apply it over your face on a circular motion. Repeat it everyday for couple of weeks to see the real change.
Orange juice & yogurt face pack
Strawberry & milk cream pack
Strawberry has skin lightening agents that are helpful in improving the complexion of the skin and reducing tan effect, pigmentation and freckles on the skin. Prepare the pack with 4 crushed strawberries and 2 tablespoon milk cream and apply on the face. Rinse after 30 minutes.
Milk powder, honey & almond oil face pack
saffron & fresh cream face pack
Saffron (kesar) helps in skin brightening, toning, tan removal, and fighting acne and pimples. Blend few strands of kesar with 2 tablespoon milk and apply it on the face. Let it dry for 20 minutes before washing with water.
Red lentil/masoor dal and tomato pack
You need to take out 2 big leaves from outer portion of the cabbage and refrigerate them. Keep the cold cabbage leaves on your face for 20 minutes and relax on your bed. You can try this three to 5 times a day and get rid of tanned skin.
Almond and milk
Take 4 to 5 almonds and soak them in cold water over night. Make a paste of it but not too fine, allow some granules to remain. Now add 2 spoons of milk to it. This should now be applied over your face and move your finger tips in a circular motion. Then, you should keep it over your face for 20 minutes and then wash it with cold water.
Besan and haldi
Mix two spoons of besan powder and a pinch of turmeric with water to make a fine paste. Apply it over your tanned neck, face and hands. Keep for 20 minutes and then wash it with water.
Sandalwood and coconut oil
Corn meal with lemon juice
Why you need to protect your skin from suntan?
Removing sun tan from your skin is not a very difficult task if you are ready to put in some effort. You can even opt for the de-tan parlor treatments to get rid of suntan quickly. Fruit packs are most effective to remove sun tan as they work as natural bleach on the skin, lightening the skin tone. To get rid of suntan opting for effective home remedies is surely a good option. However, if you are getting tan frequently in this summer, it is important that you first try to eliminate the reason of getting tan.
Suntan signifies damage caused by the sunrays on your skin. While following the right treatments regularly can give you rid of the darker complexion caused due to sun tan effectively, it might not be always able to restore the exact skin quality. So, always it is best to take the right precautions from to make sure that you do not getthe tan at the first place. If your skin is prone to getting tan it is most expected that you have oily and sensitive skin and hence taking the best precautions to prevent suntan is more important for you.
Ways to protect your skin from suntan
The most effective ways to protect your skin from suntan is to use a proper sunscreen with high SPF and to repeat it frequently. Even if you are using a high SPF sunscreen, do not neglect the importance of using a physical cover from the harmful sunrays. Hats, scarfs, umbrella, glasses, covering clothes are a must during summer to make sure that you do not get suntan easily. Apart from that, also follow some skin care routine before stepping out into the sun and right after coming back. It will make sure that your chance of getting tan is reduced. Some of the best home remedies to protect skin from suntan include,
Aloe Vera and Neem pack treatment
Aloe Vera nourishes the skin and helps to create a protecting cover on the skin to keep it healthy. Neem on the other hand, helps in reducing excess oil on the skin, which can be very helpful to reduce the chance of getting suntan.
To prepare this pack, boil a handful of neem leaves in two cups of water until it gets half. Strain the leaves and collect the concoction. Collect fresh Aloe Vera pulp from Aloe Vera leaves and grind the pulp along with the neem concoction to get a thick and sticky pack.
Apply this pack onto your face and any exposed area of your skin 1 hour before going out to the sun and immediately after coming back from outside during the day. Instead of just applying, rub the pack lightly onto your skin, leave on for 15 minutes and then wash off with plain water.
Sandalwood oil, Cucumber and rose water treatment
Sandalwood oil has excellent skin protecting properties. It can resist any type of skin damage caused due to sun exposure. Cucumber on the other hand, works as an efficient skin cooling agent that reduces the heating effect of sun rays on the skin significantly. Rose water is ideal as a medium and natural skin toner.
Take 4 spoons of rosewater and add 1 spoon of freshly prepared cucumber juice to it. Now add 1 drop sandalwood oil to this mixture. Fill the liquid into one cube of the ice tray and place it in the freezer for at least 2 hours so that it turns to ice. Rub this ice cube onto your face and other exposed areas of the body 15 minutes before going out to the sun and immediately after getting back.
This treatment is very relaxing, fun and ideal to give your skin effective protection from suntan.