How to remove sun tan – Sun tan removal face packs

Tan or dark layer over the skin can be very irritating whether it is for men or women. During the summers, the scorching hot sun rays can tend to make your skin dark and unattractive. This is due to the unhealthy sun rays. But, you can eradicate this problem with homemade packs for the summer tan.

35Aloe vera, Masoor dal and tomato

Best tips to get rid of sun tan naturally

You have to take one bowl of water, and put masoor dal into it. Prepare a paste with it. Then, apply the smashed tomato and aloe vera extract. This pack works best for your tanned face. Wash the face after thirty minutes with water.

34Tomato, lemon juice, and honey face pack

This face pack works its magic by helping remove the tan from the tanned areas of the body along with the pigmentation. The citric properties of tomato, lemon juice, and yogurt work to bleach the skin. Moreover, tomato is a toner given by nature that reduces the oiliness of the skin and shrinks the open pores.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of tomato pulp, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of honey, Some cold water

Procedure: Take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of tomato pulp, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix them together and then apply to the face. Let it dry for about half an hour. Wash with some cold water. The juice of tomato may cause your skin to itch at first, but then it will stop doing so later on.

33Tomato, lemon juice & yogurt

Add 2 tablespoon of tomato pulp and 1 tablespoon of both yogurt and lemon juice and mix them well. Apply the pack on all the tanned areas and let it stand for around 25 to 30 minutes and then wash off.

This pack removes pigmentation and dark spots very well. The natural bleaching properties of the ingredients work wonders on tanned skin. Remember – as the mixture contains tomato, you might feel an itchy sensation, but it will soon disappear.

32Saffron and coconut water face pack

Kesar or saffron has always been used as an ingredient in skin care. It helps in toning the skin, brightening it, and by preventing the formation of pimples and acne on the skin.

Ingredients: Some saffron strands, 2 tablespoons of wheat flour, 2 tablespoons of coconut water

Procedure:  Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut water and 2 tablespoons of wheat flour and add the saffron to it. Soak the saffron in it overnight. Blend the mixture using your fingers and then,evenly apply on the face. Let it dry up for about twenty minutes’ time and then, wash it off using some water.

31Aloe vera

Oily skinned people don’t worry about losing a tip (above one). Here is a good alternative to serve the oily skin to reduce tan. Cut a tentacle from it and collect the gel from it. Apply it on the tan skin area and massage it for a two to three minutes. It also soothes your skin and relaxes you.

30Coconut water and sandalwood face pack

Sandalwood has always been used a lot in preparing face packs due to its healing and medicinal properties. Sandalwood paste or powder cleanses the skin naturally and it removes the impurities in the skin easily. It also removes the dead skin cells easily along with the impurities.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder, Some coconut water, Some drops of almond oil

Procedure: Mix one tablespoon of coconut water with 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder. Add some almond oil to this mixture to form a paste. Apply this paste on the neck and the face. Leave it on for about twenty minutes’ time and then, wash it off using some water.

29Coconut water for face tan removal

Tan removal on face with coconut water? yes, coconut water can not only quench your thirst, but can also help you deal with the harmful effects of the sun on your skin. If you apply coconut water on your skin regularly, soon you will be able to meet a fairer you. It removes skin tan and discoloration.

28Lemon and glycerin

These two ingredients have to be blended in equal amount. Apply the solution to your burnt skin, and rinse it after few minutes. However, you may also use this paste at night, and then, wash the face in the morning. It will make your skin much supple.

27Bathing salt

This is another ingredient, beneficial to your skin. Blend essential oil and salt in a bowl. However, for oily skin, it is good to take very small amount of oil. Then, add honey and lime juice to this solution. After blending them with your spoon, you can use it for your face. Apply this scrub for two times every week.

26Hair removal lotion

You may think of why you have to use hair removal lotion for tanned skin solution. This cream helps you in waxing. At the same time, it is also effective at removing sunburnt spots. After applying the lotion, you have to wait for some seconds, and then wash it away.

25Papaya and honey

Best fruit face packs for healthy skin

You need to get a fresh ripe papaya from the market to make this natural face pack. Cut 1/4th papaya in small pieces after peeling its skin and get it in the juicer to get smooth pulp.

Now, you need to add a tablespoon of honey and mix it properly with the ripe papaya. Now, wash your face with a face wash and wipe it with cloth. Now apply the face pack evenly. This pack needs to be kept for ½ an hour till it becomes dried. Now wash the face with water.

This face pack is very effective for tan over your skin as the natural enzyme present in papaya helps in exfoliation of skin along with restoration and skin whitening properties.

24Papaya and milk

Mix mashed papaya and milk. Make a thick paste and apply the paste onto the tanned areas of the skin. Keep the paste on your face until it dries out and wash off with cold water. Papaya and milk work wonders on skin tan removal. You can see results after a single use.


Yes, potato is among the best and most effective cures for skin tan. You can rub a potato slice on your skin directly, wait for few minutes and wash off your face with water. You can also apply potato juice combined with few drops of lemon juice to get quick results. Repeating this procedure regularly can surely help to improve your skin condition and fades out tan on face and neck.

22Red lentil (Masoor dal) with aloe vera

Masoor dal has wonderful cleaning property such that it helps in making the tanning clear. Along with tan clearing properties, your skin would also require rejuvenation after getting damaged through the sun rays.

First of all you need to take a spoon of red lentil and soak it in water overnight.  Now, use the grinder or a hand blender to make a paste such that the masoor dal has not formed fine pulp. Rather, you can feel grainy appearance. Now add a spoon of Aloe Vera gel in it and mix them well. Apply the mixture over your face, keep till it dries and wash it away.

21Yogurt and orange juice

Get fresh orange from the market and extract juice out of it. Take a container and add one tablespoon of orange juice with same quantity of yogurt. Mix both the ingredients and apply over your face. Keep the paste for the period of 20 minutes and wash away.

Along with removing the dark effect of tanning these wonderful face packs helps in removing blemishes and slows down the process of aging. Richness of vitamin C in orange helps in skin lightening and tightening effect. Also the natural bleach in yogurt will lighten your skin color.

20Milk powder with almond oil

You can either you milk powder or liquid dairy milk available in the market for making this anti tan face pack.  Take either two spoon of milk liquid or milk powder with water in a container. Now add few drops of almond oil in it.

Mix it with spoon really well and apply it over your face This pack needs to be kept for 20 minutes and the wash away with water. Milk helps in clearing your skin and making it lighter along with moisturizing properties of almond oil.

19Sesame seed, olive & almond oils

Mix 4 tsp sesame seed oil, 1 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp almond oil and apply it on your skin and wash it off after 20 minutes with warm water using gram flour as a scrub. This treatment works wonders as it tends to remove dirt and exfoliate the outer layer of the dead skin, removing the tan with regular use

18Honey and pineapple face mask

Pineapple helps in removing the dead cells in the skin through the enzymes present in it. The Vitamin C that is present in pineapples also helps in reducing the effects of aging and also helps in bleaching the skin.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of the pulp of pineapple, 1 tablespoon of honey

Procedure: Mix one tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons of pineapple pulp. Apply on the face. Wait and let it dry for about three to five minutes. Then, wash it off thoroughly with some water.

17Honey and lemon face pack

Add half a lemon (juice) and 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl and mix it properly. Once the mixture is ready, apply it on your tanned face, neck and other tanned areas. Let it dry for 20 minutes and wash off. Lemon is well-known for its natural bleaching properties and honey soothes, moisturizes your skin and gives it a natural sheen and fades tan away.

16Lemon and cornmeal face pack

Anti tanning oils

Cornmeal helps remove the blackheads as well as the dead skin cells from the skin. Without drying the skin, cornmeal can remove the excess sebum and oil from the skin. This is why it is much sought after.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of cornmeal, 1 tablespoon of yogurt

Procedure: Mix 1 tablespoon of yogurt, one tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of cornmeal together. Massage the face gently in a circular motion using your fingers for about three minutes or so. Let it be on the face for about fifteen to twenty minutes. Then, cleanse the face with some water.

15Wheat flour face pack

When you apply wheat flour to the skin, it can improve the tone of the skin and make the dark spots fade away.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of wheat flour, Some water

Procedure: Make a paste out of wheat flour by adding some water to it. Apply it to the face and leave it on for about fifteen minutes and then, wash it off for fairer skin.

14Milk and saffron pack


Milk is a natural cleanser that helps in making your skin clean and bright. Combination of saffron with milk can even bring exclusive glow. All you have to do is take some milk in a small container and add some saffron extracts with it. Make a combination of both and apply it over your face.  This will remove tan layer from your skin.

13Cabbage and turmeric pack

Turmeric has good cleansing abilities and the cabbage will be a wonderful remedy for tan. Antioxidants and phytochemical present in cabbage juice will remove the free radicals of your body. Even this will remove all problems such as acne, pimples from your skin with the presence of vitamin C in it.  You can apply the face pack and stay away from tan.

12Turmeric & lemon juice

Mix 4 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder in a bowl and stir it to make a smooth paste. Apply this skin whitening pack on the tan affected areas and wash it off after 30 minutes or as soon as it dries. You are well aware of the role of lemon when it comes to skin whitening and tan removal. Turmeric is an excellent herb with anti-bacterial, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.

11Buttermilk with oatmeal

Oatmeal is easily available at home as it forms one of the ingredients of healthy diet. Now, this can form a wonderful remedy to remove tan from your skin. You have to take a spoon of oatmeal and take it in a container. Also add a spoon of buttermilk in it.

Mix it well and apply over your skin. Keep this for 20 minutes and then scrub it slowly with your fingertips. This will also work as a scrubber. Now, this will be removed with cold water. Do these 2 days in a week and see your skin with no sun tan at all.

All these below mentioned packs are natural and will gradually remove the tan. They are helpful for summer as well as in other seasons. These packs need to be applied after cleaning the face with mild soap.

10Lemon and aloe vera face pack

Lemon is one of the best natural bleach for a tanned skin. It has rich medicinal properties to fight with free radicals that collect under the skin surface. The vitamin C in lemon helps is getting glow to the dull skin.

Aloe Vera is a plant that produces antiseptics that can kill all bacteria, fungi, virus which collect on the skin by pollution, dirt and dust. This face pack can be used as a bleaching agent and from preventing the skin from getting tanned.

9Curd and gram flour face pack

Homemade face packs to get rid of oily skin

Curd helps in removing the dead skin cells and in keeping the skin cool. Gram flour whitens the skin and brings instant glow on the face.

8Turmeric powder, yogurt and honey face pack

Turmeric powder is best known as an antiseptic agent. It helps in relieving the pain and serves as a disinfectant in cuts and burns. Yogurt and honey, is one of the most moisturizing agent that helps the skin to retain its elasticity and suppleness. This pack helps in retaining the moisture of the skin in the summer season when the dry skin is subjected to dehydration

7Sandalwood and rosewater face pack

is beneficial in cleansing toning and cooling the skin during summer. The paste helps in preventing sunburns and in clearing tanned skin.

6Cucumber, lemon & rose water

Lemon consists of acidic property that acts as a natural bleach in removing tan and fighting pimples. Cucumber juice and rose water acts as cooling agents for soothing the damaged skin. Take tbsp of each lemon, cucumber and rose water in a bowl. Mix them well and apply with cotton on tanned areas. After 10 minutes wash the face with cold water.

5Milk with cucumber & lime juice

If you have got severe tan on your face, this easy treatment can be one of the best ways to get back your normal complexion quickly. Take some fresh cucumber, grate it and squeeze out the juice.

Now add 1 spoon of the cucumber juice with 2 spoons of milk and at the top of it add 3-5 drops of lemon juice. Apply this runny pack on your face and let it set for 5 minutes before washing off with water. Take this treatment once daily for quick and effective tan removal from face.

4Saffron and fresh cream face pack

Kesar or saffron is an old ingredient for skin care but the benefits are new. It helps in skin toning, tan removal, fighting, brightening, acne and pimples. Soak the colorful few strands of saffron in 2 tbsp of milk cream over full night. Blend it in the morning with fingers and apply on face. Dry it for 20 minutes and wash with water. It helps as an deep moisturizer.

3Multani mitti & rose water

Multani mitti or Fuller’s earth is filled with natural minerals which can be very effective to remove the tan from the skin. Rosewater also helps in nourishing the skin. However, if you have a dry skin, after you use this pack follow with a good moisturizer.

Soak 3 spoons of multani mitti in adequate rosewater for 1 hour and as the multani mitti becomes soft make a smooth paste by adding the same rose water. Apply this pack on your face and let it set for 15 minutes and then wash off with water.


One of the hit and oldest trick to remove the tan on the skin is ubtan. It is a combination of three easily available ingredients at home. The mixture encompasses turmeric, besan and yogurt. Take two tablespoons of besan in a bowl and add it one or two tablespoons of yogurt and a pinch of turmeric powder.

Mix all of them well and rub on your skin for a minute or another to remove out the layer of tan on your skin. It is recommended to use on the overall skin without prioritizing to only face and hands.

1Massage with dairy products

Dairy products milk, yogurt, butter and buttermilk all comes in a single way to sort out the tan problem. Use any of them to give massage on your skin before going to bed. It is a best method for the dry skin type.

Beauties with oily skin need not to follow this tip as it leads to acne and aggravate it as well. So check them whether this tip is working in a positive or negative way if it reacts negative then stay out from the dairy products.

This method works for all kind of skin types and can be done on everyday to remove tan. According intensity of the skin tan will go off with in a day, two or a week but you will find the immediate change in the skin texture.

There is nothing to be scared of in summer. One simply needs to take small precautions and continue to enjoy the summer season.

People avails variety of summer sports in the broad daylight when the sun is at its peak. It might be very enjoyable during the moment but after sometime you can see the formation of dark layer over your face and other parts of your skin which is exposed.  To avoid these, you need to apply some effective home remedies.