10 Most Effective Tan Removal Remedies
Summer is all about short cute dresses, outdoors, fun, beaches, and much more. But now summer’s gone, leaving behind an undesirable effect of such an amazing time, a tanned skin. To someone, it’s a beautiful healthy tan but to someone like me, it’s horrible to get tanned! I just hate it when my skin gets tanned and I’m sure many of you out there share the same feelings. It takes away the natural, beautiful glow from the skin leaving behind a dull lifeless skin. As such Internet is full of tan removal remedies, face packs, creams, etc., some are very effective while some are not so effective.
So I decided to make a list of a few effective, easy and healthy tan removal remedies to help you with removing that undesirable tan from the entire body.
1. Lemon and Honey
Lemon works as a natural bleaching agent to remove tan and honey is known for its healing properties, can reverse skin damage.
Take some honey, add few drops of fresh lemon juice to it and apply on the face.
Keep it for 20-30 mins and wash it off with warm water.
*Warm water will clean the stickiness of honey.
Repeat it once or twice a week for amazing results.
2. Aloe Vera Gel and Lemon
Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory, helps to soothe tanned or sunburnt skin, and even removes tan and lemon bleaches.
Take fresh Aloe Vera gel or you can even use packed ones available in the market (Aroma treasure, GreenBerry organic has amazing Aloe Vera Gels), add few drops of fresh lemon juice to it, and apply on the face or wherever your skin is tanned.
Keep it for 20 mins and wash it off with normal water.
Repeat every 2-3 times a week.
3. Black Seed Oil and Aloe Vera gel
This is my most favorite tan removal remedy and amazingly suitable for oily skin. Black Seed Oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and known to give skin a healthy glow and Aloe Vera gel can soothe and remove tan.
Take fresh Aloe Vera gel, add few drops of Black Seed Oil to it and apply on the face. Keep away from eyes as black seed oil stinks.
Wash after 20 mins and you can see the instant results.
Repeat 2 times a week for more amazing benefits.
4.Honey and Papaya
Papaya is a great exfoliator and has amazing bleaching properties and honey has antioxidant which can reverse skin damage and soothe and remove tan.
Take a slice or two of ripe papaya, mash it properly with a spoon, add 2 tbsp. of honey into it and mix into a smooth paste.
Apply on the tanned skin.
Keep it for 20 mins and then wash off with warm water.
5. Turmeric and Gram Flour (Besan)
Turmeric and Gram Flour have been used for centuries for their skin brightening effect. It’s even applied on To Be Brides for brighter, fairer, and glowing skin. This is the most effective and trusted tan removal remedy.
Add 1 tsp. of turmeric powder to a cup of gram flour mix it well.
Add rose water for oily skin or milk for dry skin and make a nice creamy paste.
Apply on the tanned skin.
Keep till it dries and then massage well before washing with warm water.
Note: – Gram Flour is also known to shed unwanted hairs from the face and body, so keep it away from your brows.
6. Turmeric and Milk
This is an amazing tan removal remedy for dry skin as it’s very nourishing as well as moisturizing. Turmeric is an amazing cleanser and Milk is very effective to make skin bright and glowing.
Take a cup of milk, add a small amount of turmeric powder to it and apply with cotton.
Let it stay for 10-15 mins.
Wash off with warm water to remove every residue of milk, and see nice glowing skin.
7. Potato and Lemon Juice
Potato and Lemon both works as an amazing bleaching agent, so just apply both of them together for instant tan removal.
Grind a raw potato and filter its juice.
Add few drops of lemon juice to it, mix well and apply on tanned skin.
Wash off after 10-15 mins.
Repeat as required.
8. Oats and Milk cream
Oats have excellent exfoliating and skin cleansing properties and milk cream has been used for centuries to make the skin free of tan and blemishes. This is yet another among tan removal remedies, which is great for oily and sensitive skin.
Grind some oats or soak it in water for few minutes and then add a tbsp. of fresh milk cream into it, mix well, and apply on tanned skin.
Let it stay for 15-20 mins.
Scrub lightly before washing.
It will even remove dead skin cells completely.
9. Sandalwood and Rosewater
Sandalwood is an age-old remedy for glowing skin, it can not only remove tan but will also make your skin looking healthy and beautiful. And the benefits of rose water are so well known.
Take pure Sandalwood powder (it’s easily available in the market at any Ayurveda or beauty shop), add a few drops of rose water to make a fine paste, and apply on the skin. Dry skinned beauties can add milk as sandalwood powder can be a bit drying for your skin.
Wait till it dries and wash off with cold water.
Repeat once or twice a week.
10. Saffron and Fresh Cream
Saffron is an age-old ingredient to solve almost every skin problem including tanning, acne, and other infections. Both saffron and cream have amazing skin-lightening properties.
Mix few strands of saffron to milk cream and apply the paste to the skin.
Keep it for 15 mins before washing it with warm water.
Repeat it once a week.
So these are my personal favorite and the most effective tan removal remedies which can be done from the comfort of your home. Just make sure to patch test it before applying it over the whole face. And always try two or three remedies to check out which works better for you.
Never ever, ever step out in sun without your sunscreen and gears, as a precaution is much better than cure.
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