home remedies to remove tan from your skin (Face & Hand):
People prefer home remedies for tan removal as they have natural ingredients and are without any side effects. They can be easily prepared at home and they are less expensive. Some of the important home remedies for tanned skin are discussed below.
Cucumber And Lemon Juice
This is one of the common remedies used for a sun tan. Take a spoon of cucumber juice and mix it with juice of half lemon. Add a pinch of powdered turmeric to the juices and make a paste. Apply it on the affected areas of the skin. Leave the mixture on the skin for at least 20 minutes and wash it off with water. The cucumber juice will provide cooling effect and the citric acid present in the lemon acts as bleach and helps to remove the tan.
Aloe Vera Gel
The pulp inside the leaves of Aloe Vera plant is an excellent remedy to remove the tan. You can take out the pulp or gel from the leaves and can apply it on the tanned areas. Though Aloe Vera gels are available in the market, it is better to use the fresh gel from the leaves to get faster results. If possible apply the gel overnight to reduce the discoloration of the skin.
Milk And Lemon Juice
If you are looking for an instant relief for your tanned skin, you can apply a mixture of raw milk, lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric. Milk provides cleansing of the skin and also soothes the skin. Lemon juice is a natural cure for a sun tan. Leave the mixture on the skin till dry and after 20 minutes wash the face and the other affected areas with water.
Curd And Tomato Juice
Make a paste of the fresh tomato and add a spoonful of yogurt into it. Mix them to form a smooth paste and apply it to the area that is affected by tan. The anti-oxidants in the tomato make the skin clear and curd reduces tanning. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice into the above mixture to obtain faster and better results. Wash off the applied mixture with water after half an hour or when the mixture becomes dry.
Gram Flour, Rosewater Mixture
Mix a tablespoon of gram flour with one tablespoon of rose water and make a thin paste. You can use curd or plain water if rose water is not available. Apply it on face, hands and other affected areas of the body. Wash with lukewarm water after 20 minutes. Rose water will remove the bad effect of sun’s heat on the skin and will provide coolness to the skin. Gram flour works as a scrub as well as provides the necessary proteins for the skin.
Milk And Turmeric
Turmeric has anti -septic properties and is used in various skin improvement medicines. You can mix two teaspoons of milk and half teaspoon of turmeric powder to make a nice paste and apply it on the tanned areas of the skin. Wash it off gently with water after 20 minutes to get a fresh looking skin.
Sandalwood, Rosewater Mixture
Sandalwood has cosmetic value and it provides coolness to the skin. Make a thick paste with sandalwood powder and rose water and apply it on the affected body parts. After one hour wash the areas with water.
Almond And Milk
Make a paste of almonds after soaking it in water for two hours. Mix it with milk and apply on tanned areas of the body. Milk works as a cleanser and vitamin E in almonds helps to reduce the effect of tan. Wash with mild hot water after 30 minutes.
Apply fresh coconut water over the sun tanned areas and leave it to dry. Again apply some more coconut water and allow it to dry. Repeat the process at least three times within 30 minutes. Wash the applied areas with cold water after half an hour. Repeat the process for a few days to get back your normal skin.
Yoghurt And Orange Juice
Mix together equal quantities of orange juice and yogurt and apply it to cure sun tan. The Vitamin C and the alpha hydroxyl acid present in orange juice help in fading the tan. The lactic acid present in yoghurt lightens the darkened skin.
Honey And Lemon Juice
Mix honey and lemon juice in equal parts and apply to remove the tan and to get the fairer looking skin. Honey has healing powers and is a good moisturizer. Lemon juice bleaches the skin to remove the discoloration caused by tanning.
Oat Meal And Butter Milk
Mix fresh buttermilk and oatmeal powder and apply this paste on the tanned areas. This remedy will remove the tans quickly. Oatmeal provides the nourishment to the skin and buttermilk soothes the skin and bleaches the skin. Keep the mixture applied for one hour and wash off with water.
Potato And Lemon
Peel off the skin of potato and grind the fresh potato to make a paste with the help of a blender. Mix some lemon juice with the potato paste and apply the mixture on affected parts. Leave the mix on the body for 30 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Mashed Papaya And Honey
Mashed papayas help the skin to de-tan and the honey present in the mix moisturizes the skin. Papaya also cleanses the skin.
Saffron And Milk Cream
This is a costly home remedy for suntan as it contains saffron. Make a paste of fresh milk cream and saffron by soaking the saffron in the cream overnight. Next day morning apply the mixture on tan. This will give excellent result. You will see that your complexion has been improved by this remedy.
Make a mix of natural oils by mixing 4 parts of sesame seed oil, one part almond oil and one part olive oil. Apply this oil on your face for 20 minutes and wash it off with a mild soap. This will improve your complexion.