Summer is quickly making itself prominent in the country and one of the most dreaded results of summer is the skin tanning. Even if you have somehow managed to keep your face safe from getting the tan during summer, there is hardly any luck for the college and office going people to save their hands from getting tanned.
Skin tanning, no matter how common it is, is something that can actually make you feel awkward in public; particularly when you are all dressed up for a party and certainly you notice the huge color mismatch on your hands, which cannot be hidden properly even with a heavy dose of makeup.
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Here are some effective home remedies that can remove the tan completely from your hands with regular use and can give you back your normal soft and fairer skin tone. It is best if you can start using these packs right from when the tan is still light, which will ensure that the tan is removed quickly. These home remedies are simple and you can actually get their full benefits if you use them religiously.
The effects are often evident right from the first few usage, but as your hands continue getting tanned daily, you should use any or a couple of these remedies to remove the tan regularly.
Sour curd and turmeric pack for removing tan from the hands
A pack made from home prepared sour curd and turmeric paste can actually work wonders in removing tan from your hands. Take 2 inch fresh turmeric and grind it to make a paste. Mix this turmeric paste with 2 tablespoons of the sour curd. Now rub the tanned part of your hands with this mixture for 5 minutes and then coat the affected skin with the pack. Leave on for 30 minutes and then wash off with water rubbing the skin with your hands.
Milk and lemon juice for removing summer tan from your hands
This simple and quick treatment can be very effective for removing summer tan from your hands. Take 5 spoons of milk and add 1 spoon of lemon juice in it directly. Now rub this mixture on the tanned skin in light circular motion for 5 minutes and then let it set for another 10-15 minutes. Finally wash off with water and do not miss to rub the skin with your hands while washing off the pack. This simple treatment can be very effective even for removing stubborn tan from your hands.
Red lentil and milk pack for removing tan from hands
Red lentil works as an excellent scrubber as well as de-tanner. You can make a pack easily from red lentil and milk and use it on your hands to get rid of the summer tan. Soak 3 spoons of red lentil in raw milk for 1 hour and then grind it to make a paste. Apply this pack on the affected skin and let it set for 15 minutes. Now wet your hands and rub the pack on the skin with your hands for 3-4 minutes before washing off with water.
Gram flour and turmeric pack for tan removal from hands
Gram flour or Besan is an effective ingredient for tan removal. To make a pack of Besan and turmeric, prepare a soft paste of besan by mixing water with it. Now make some fresh turmeric paste and add this paste with the besan. Mix well and apply this pack on the affected skin of the hands; let it set for 20 minutes and then remove the pack by rubbing your wet hands on the skin. Wash off with water.
Aloe vera and yogurt for removing tan on hands
Aloe Vera can remove the tan gently from the skin due to its high vitamin content and yogurt on the other hand works effectively in nourishing the skin, removing the tan completely. Mix 4 spoons of freshly collected Aloe Vera pulp with 3 spoons of yogurt. Rub this pack lightly on the tanned skin of your hands and then coat the skin with the pack. Let it set for 30 minutes and then remove with water.
Potato juice for tan removal from hands
Potato has the ability to remove any kind of skin discoloration and over pigmentation effectively. Potato juice can be highly effective to get rid of tan as well. Grate a potato and squeeze out the juice. Now massage this juice on the affected skin of your hands for 5 minutes and then leave on for another 5 minutes before washing off with water. This simple treatment can be highly effective to remove tan from the hands.
Tomato and cucumber pack for quick removal of tan from hands
If you are looking out for an easy and quick remedy to remove the tan from your hands you can actually bank on a simple pack made from tomato and cucumber. Take a tomato and grate it. Do the same with half of a cucumber as well. Now smash the grated tomato and cucumber together and rub the tanned skin with this mixture for 5 minutes. Then let it stand for 10 more minutes before washing off with water.
Papaya for removing tan from hands
Papaya is an easy and effective treatment for tan removal from hands. It is best if you take green papaya for this purpose and not the ripe ones. Take one cube of skinned papaya and rub it on the affected skin thoroughly for 5 minutes in a circular motion. Then take a gap of 1 minute and rub again. Leave it on for 4 minutes and wash off. You can repeat the process 3-4 times depending on the intensity of tan on your hands to get the best results.
Luxurious kesar, milk and almond pack for removing tan from hands
If you want to get the best results of tan removal in a luxurious way, a pack made from kesar, milk and almond can be the best way to go. Soak a few strands of kesar in milk for 15 minutes. Take 4-5 almonds and grind them to make a smooth paste. Now add this almond paste with the kesar-milk mixture and you will end up with a slightly runny pack. Apply this pack on the tanned skin of your hands and leave on till it gets dry and your skin starts to feel stretchy. Now wet your hands with water, rub the skin with the pack for 1 minute and wash off.
Green coconut water and multani mitti treatment for tan removal from hands
Green coconut water can work wonders in fading any type of skin discoloration quickly and multani mitti being rich with natural minerals has the natural ability to remove tan. Soak sufficient amount of dry multani mitti in 1 cup of green coconut water for 30 minutes or more. You should end up with a soft multani mitti paste at the end. Apply this multani mitti pack on your tanned hands and let it set till it gets 90% dry. Wash off with plenty of water.
Oat meal and curd for tan removal from hands
Oat meal has extreme skin nourishing properties and it can remove tan from the skin effectively. Yogurt is also great for tan removal. Mix 3 spoons of oat meal with 2 spoons of yogurt and apply this pack on the affected skin of the hands. Let it set for 15 minutes and then rub the pack on your skin with wet hands. Wash off with water after 5 more minutes. This pack can give you effective tan removal effects from the first use.
Sandalwood and turmeric for tan removal from hands
A pack made from sandalwood and turmeric has amazing skin lightening abilities. This pack can control the excessive melanin synthesis on the skin, removing the tan completely with regular use. Prepare sandalwood paste by rubbing sandalwood stick on the sand stone with some water. Prepare a paste from 2 inch fresh turmeric. Now mix these two ingredients to make a homogenous pack. Apply this pack on your tanned hands and let it set till it gets completely dry. Wash off with water.
Orange peel with milk pack for removal of tan from hands
A pack made from orange peel and milk can work effectively to remove the tan from your hands. Take some orange peel and make a paste. Add some milk to this paste and apply the resulting pack to your hands. Let it set for 20 minutes and then rub with your wet hands. Wash off with water.
Coconut oil treatment for removing tan on hands
Coconut oil is often considered as an effective remedy for removing sun tan. However, this treatment gives most effective results when used on fresh tan. So, if you had been out the all day and after getting back you realized that your hands have got all tanned, this is the right remedy to try. Take some extra virgin coconut oil and rub it lightly in excess on the affected skin. Leave it on for 1 hour or more and soak up the excess oil with a cotton pad before going to the bed at night. Wash off with plenty of water in the morning and you are sure to notice the difference.
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