You must be vigorously viewing the word ‘Tan’ in beauty magazines, newspaper and websites. Even people utter this word vigorously. Now, let us find its actual meaning. Tan is a formation of black layer forming over your skin due to excessive skin exposure. There are some foreigners who take sun bath near the seashore. They have less melanin over the skin layer.
Due to this, tan layer will be important for them. But for we Indians, Tan layer is not needed. Rather, we wish to get rid of it as our skin already has good amount of melanin. There are number of ways with which we can remove tan layer from our facial skin, neck as well as hands. Leaving the cosmetics available in the market, people emphasizes on homemade remedies.
Sunshine is the time to enjoy on the beach and parks with friends and family. Despite all the fun and enjoyment in the sun , by the end of the day most people are left with ugly and unattractive marks of sun tan on the body , which become difficult to get rid of. There are many cosmetic products and bleaching techniques for tan removal, but most of them damage the skin in the long run. Natural remedies help to remove the tan by soothing and nourishing the skin in a gentle caring way.
Why our skin tans?
Your hands may get tanned due to different reasons like you may work with harsh chemicals day-in and day-out, get exposed to UV rays constantly, play sports that may get you involved in murky, dusty environment, getting exposed to polluted environment or even neglect to clean hands constantly. In this way your hands get tanned and losses its original color and beauty.
The question here is is it possible to remove tan completely? Well there a good news for all the ladies out there. If one can get tanned easily due to several unforeseen reasons, then they can also get rid of it easily by just following a few tips as mentioned below:
Home remedies to remove sun tan
Baking soda scrub as tan remover
How to remove tan with baking soda? Prepare a solution or a paste by mixing baking soda with water and use it as a scrub to remove the tan from your hands or any affected area. If you are looking out for quick results, then try this procedure every alternate day.
Vinegar as a tan remedy
Do you know the best home remedy to remove sun tan? Take equal quantity of vinegar and water in a bowl and mix it well. Then dip your hands into the bowl and let it rest in the solution for 5 to 10 minutes. Once this is done just wash your hands with cold water. You can try this therapy almost daily till you get satisfied results.
Honey & lime juice as anti tan
Prepare a mixture of honey and lime juice and apply it on the affected area. Leave the solution on your hand for 10 to 15 minutes. and then wash it off with cold water. Remember to pat dry the hands gently with a cotton towel. This will effectively get rid of sun tan from your skin.
Lime and cucumber juice to get rid of tan
Best way to get rid of sun tan with this mixture. Prepare a mixture of lime juice, cucumber juice and rosewater and apply it on the tanned area. Let this mixture remain on your hands for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. 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 very easily and quickly. 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 your hands with cold water.
Yogurt and gram flour for tanned skin
Prepare a paste of gram flour, yogurt and lemon. The quantity of each item should be equal. Then apply the paste to the affected area. Leave it on for 10 minutes. When the mixture is completely dried, wash it off with with lukewarm water. This will remove tanned skin naturally and make it lightening.
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.
You can constantly apply coconut water to your hands and let it dry. For faster and more effective results you can apply this solution more than once in a day. It is best remedy to get rid of tan naturally from your hands.
Papaya pulp massage on tanned area
Have you ever wonder how to get rid of tanned skin with Papaya fast? Papaya pulp is also another effective ingredient to help remove tan quickly. Massage the Papaya pulp on the affected area for more than 10 minutes and leave it on for another 10-15 minutes. Once you feel that is starting to dry, wash it off with cold water.
How to remove tan with multani mitti & white gourd
You can also prepare a paste of white gourd and Multani mitti and apply the mixture to the tan affected parts. Then rinse it with cold water. You can now get white gourd easily in the market which has to be brought and taken the inside portion. Slice the white gourd and make its pulp. Now add two spoons of multani mitti powder in it. Mix them well and apply the paste over your tanned face, forehead, hands & neck. Keep it till the time till it is totally dry. Then wash it with cold water and see the result.
Apart from these you can also take some preventive steps by avoiding exposure to sun rays during peak hours. Do not go out in the sun from 10.00 to 04.00. Try to use sunscreen lotion on the areas prone to sun exposure, remember to choose a sunscreen lotion that has higher SPF content. Cover your hands with gloves or scarf while riding. These are some steps that may help you avoid sun tans and skin discoloration during the summer time.
Home remedies to remove tan on neck
Are you feeling embarrassing about the dark neck? Its because of the tan formed around the neck due to hot sun and pollution. Tan usually occurs on body parts that exposed to sun such as neck, hands, face, arms and legs. Here are the simple home remedies for removing tan on neck.
Cucumber juice, turmeric powder and lemon juice
This is an exclusive face pack that include antiseptic in the form of turmeric powder, clearing agent in the form of cucumber juice and lemon juice as citric acid. Mix 1 tbsp of turmeric powder, cucumber juice and cucumber juice. Apply this paste on the tanned neck. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it with cool water. Do it regularly for better results.
How to remove sun tan on neck with lemon
Lemon acts as a natural bleach and cleanser that washes out the dead cells from skin. Rub lemon on the dark neck directly or mix the lemon juice with rose water. This removes the neck tan and gives fair look. Follow it regularly sure you get rid from neck tan with this home remedy.
Coconut oil to remove tanning from neck
We must have been ignoring the words of our grandparents with regards to oiling over the hair and scalp. 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. If you keep on doing oiling over your skin on a regular basis, getting the remedy of tanning is effectively done.
How to get rid of tan with sugar & oil scrubs
Prepare your own scrubs for removing tan on neck. The sugar scrub can be rightly prepared at home with the help of very simple ingredients. In order to make this scrub, you need to have a spoon of sugar and3 spoons of olive oil. You can also add few drops of lemon juice with this. Combine altogether and apply over your face and neck and slowly rub it with your finger tips. Do this for 2-3 minutes and then wash it cold water. Dead skin along with tan layer will be removed.
Ways to remove tan on face & forehead naturally
Pineapple and papaya for treating forehead tan
Mash pineapple and papaya in mixer and apply that paste to forehead tanned area. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash it with cold water. The natural ingredient present in removing tan layer from your forehead will keep you stay away from the side effects of cosmetics. It is easy to get variety of tan packs in the market but you might not know which one is responsible to create side effects on your skin. Thus, this natural home remedy will be the best.
Potato for removing tan on forehead and tan on face
It is anti tan vegetable remedy that is available always in kitchen. Make use of potato for removing tan on forehead and face. Mash the raw potato in mixer and apply it on face and forehead. Wash it with cold water after 15 minutes. Do it regularly for best results. People have been overlooking the remedy of potato juice for a long time as it is always available with them at their kitchen bucket. This is the time for making yourself look attractive with simple potato juice.
Lemon juice and sugar for removing tan on face & forehead
Squeeze lemon and add it to sugar. Mix this and gently rub on tanned face and forehead and leave it. It acts as a natural scrub and you can sure get rid of tanning in within couple of weeks. The skin on face also becomes smooth. This home remedy for tanning will be effective in removing all types of dark spots and blemishes from your skin. Lemon juice and sugar can be an extra ordinary remedy to remove tan from your skin layer.
Yogurt and gram flour for face tan & forehead tan
Mix required amounts of gram flour, lemon juice and curd or yogurt. Apply this paste on tan affected area of forehead and face. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it with water. This is an exclusive face pack prepared at home to remove tan from your skin in a very easy and effective way. Try this thrice in a week to see difference.
Aloe vera, tomato and red lentil (Masoor daal) face pack
The best face pack for neck and forehead tan removal. Masoor daal is the best home ingredient that cleans the even the extreme tan. Mixing of this into aloe vera and tomatoes acts as a rejuvenator. Masoor daal should be soaked in water for 15 minutes and grind it into a paste. In that paste add aloe vera gel and tomato pulp. Mix it well and massage on neck and face. After 15 minutes wash it with water.
Harmful effects of sun tan
Overexposure of the skin to the ultra violet rays of the sun leads to the darkening of the exposed area of the skin. Sun tan normally occurs on the face, neck, arms and legs. It can lead to problems like acne, pimples, wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, skin burn and premature aging of the skin. In extreme cases it can also cause skin cancer.
Home remedies & face packs for sun tanned skin
It is found that expensive cosmetic products available in the market are loaded with harmful chemicals and bleaching agents.The nourishing and wholesome face packs prepared from natural ingredients are easily available and do not harm the skin
Tomato, yogurt & lemon juice face pack to remove sun tan
This is an effective pack to remove dark spots and pigmentation. The citric property in all the three ingredients acts as natural toner to shrink the open pores and reduce the oiliness on the skin. 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.
Aloe vera, masoor daal (Red lentil) & tomato face pack to get rid of tan
Masoor dal helps in clearing the worst tanning. Aloe Vera gel and tomato work as a skin rejuvenator. Make a rough paste of massor dal that has been soaked for 20 minutes. Mix the gel of aloe Vera and 1 tablespoon of tomato pulp in the paste and massage it liberally on the face and neck… Rinse it off after 20 minutes.
Oat meal & butter milk exfoliating pack to get rid of sun tan fast
Oatmeal is a natural scrub to remove 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.
Orange juice & yogurt face pack to remove tan quickly
Oranges are rich in Vitamin C which helps to fight skin blemishes. The collagen in the orange slows down the process of aging and aids in tightening the skin.Yogurt on the other hand acts as a natural bleach and moisturizer. Take one spoon of juice and one spoon of yogurt and apply it on the face. Rinse with water after 30 minutes.
Potato & lemon juice face pack to remove tan
Potato is beneficial to skin besides being a food. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and fibers which are helpful in treating aging sign of the skin, blemishes and sun burn. It calms and soothes the skin. Apply the two on the face and wash it off after 40 minutes.
Strawberry & milk cream pack for quick tan removal
Strawberry has skin lightening agents that are helpful in improving the complexion of the skin and reducing dark spots, 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
Milk powder is a good moisturizer and it also reduces the effects of sun tan and gives a clean texture to the skin. Mix 2 table spoon of milk powder 1 table spoon of honey and a few drops of almond oil in a bowl and apply it on the face.Leave it on the face for 20 minutes before washing it off with water.
How to remove tan naturally with saffron & fresh cream face pack
Saffron (kesar) remains an age old ingredient for skin care.It 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.
Home remedies to protect skin from tanning
Red lentil and tomato pack
Other name for red lentil is Masoor dal which is one of the most important cereals in Indian Kitchen. Most of the people will be surprised to hear that the red lentil can be an effective remedy for removing tan layer from skin. You have to soak handful of Masoor dal over night and grind them to make a fine paste. Now add half of ripe tomato by making a paste of it. Combine both the ingredients and apply it over your face covering all the portions except the eyes and lips. Wait for 10 minutes and wash with cold water.
Oatmeal and aloe vera gel
One of the healthy meals available at home is the oatmeal recipe. Thus, you need to have some plain without flavor oat meal at home to make this wonderful face pack. Aloe Vera gel is another ingredient that you will be requiring in order to make this particular tan pack. You need to take a bowl and pour 3 tbsp of aloe Vera gel and also 2 tbsp of oatmeal. Let it soak for some time and apply it over your face on a circular motion. You can make a soothing effect on your skin with Aloe Vera and oat being natural exfoliate will remove dead skin.
Cabbage leaves remedy
Very few people have heard about cabbage leave and its utility in removing sun tan from the skin layer. Though it is very rare remedy, but start using it once and you can see difference by yourself. You need to take out 2 big leaves from outer portion of the cabbage and refrigerate the same. Once it is cold enough, place it over your face such that it covers your face. Keep this for 20 minutes and relax on your bed. Take that out and again do it with another pair of leaves. You can easily stay away from sun tan through this remedy.
Saffron and fresh cream
You can make fresh cream right at home if you have some extra raw milk. Or getting the fresh cream is quite easy today. This combination of the face pack works so well that not a single tan spot and darkness can prevail over your face. Take 2-3 spoon of milk cream and add some saffron extract in it. Now take the both in a blender and start blending it well. Now apply it over your entire face especially those portion where you have the problem of sun tan. Leave it for 30 minutes and remove.
Almond and milk remedy
Almond is a very healthy nut that helps you getting variety of skin and health benefits. Today, even if you wish to stay away from the sun tan, the combination of Almond and milk will be superb. Take 4 to 5 almonds and soak them in cold water over night. Once you get up in the morning make a paste of it but not too fine, allow some granules to remain. Now add 2 spoon of milk in 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 remove it with cold water.
Raw papaya tan pack to remove tan from hands and face
Some people are lucky to have papaya tree at home from where they can pluck papaya for consumption or beauty care purpose. If you don’t have papaya tree at home, all you have to do is get a raw papaya from the market. Use a portion of it as a food and other portion for skin remedy. Peel 1/4th portion of papaya in raw form and make small pieces of it, put them in a grinder and make pulp of the raw papaya. Now slowly apply it over your tanned face & hands covering every portion. Let it dry and then wash it with cold water. You can get a great remedy with it.
How to remove sun tan with pineapple & honey
Pineapple is regarded as one of the delicious food which is one of the favorite lists of many individual. But, today you will come to know that even this can help in removal of tan from your hands, neck and face. This will be loaded with vitamin C along with the pineapple extract which will help in reducing aging of the skin. You can make a pulp out of pineapple and add a spoon of honey with it. Apply this pack over your face, neck and hands equally covering all portions and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it and see difference with brightness.
Besan and haldi to treat discolouration
You can easily get these two ingredients at home as people make variety of fried dishes with the coat of besan. Haldi is always needed to make a curry free from microbes’ effect. Now these two ingredients can be used to remove tan layer from your skin. For this take a glass container and add two spoons of besan and a pinch of turmeric. Mix it with water and apply over your tanned neck, face and hands. Keep for 20 minutes and then wash it with water.
How to remove tan with Sandalwood and coconut oil
You must be aware that sandalwood powder has many medicinal properties. Along with tan layer if you have any type of skin infections or pimples this will work well. You have to make a mixture in a container with 2 spoons of sandalwood powder and same quantity of coconut oil. Mix both the ingredients well and apply over your face. You will get a thick paste which should be applied over tanned skin(neck, face and hands) and leave for 20 minutes. Then you can wash it off with plain water. Do it twice a week and you can see the tan removed skin in a month.
Corn meal with lemon juice to remove discoloration
Just a pack is not sufficient for removing the tan layer. A natural exfoliate is also equally important. All you have to do take two spoons of cornmeal in a small bowl and add a spoon of fresh lemon juice. Also add rosewater to make the paste adequate. Mix them well and apply over your tanned face, neck and hands. Use your finger tips to get it circular motion. Let it stay for 20 minutes and then wash with cold water.
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.