Hey you brave girl! Wearing that pencil skirt to work or flaunting the strappy dress to the beach this weekend! Love going outside fearlessly? Why let the tanning woe you from stepping out of your home? Nothing should stop you from nailing this game girl!
But what if you already have tanning and struggling to d-tan your skin? Here we have some easy-to-go home remedies on how to remove tan from your skin. And you don’t have to go outside in the time of COVID-19. All you have to do is snoop into the kitchen and look up the shelves. Right there you will find the treasures for these remedies.
How to Remove Tan?
1. Lemon Juice and Honey
Lemon is a magical ingredient that works on many skin problems and its easily available in the kitchen. But lemon is acidic and it dries out the skin if applied raw. So it is suggested to mix honey or anything else with it. So that your skin doesn’t lack moisture in the process of d-tanning.
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2. Yogurt and Tomato
Tomato helps in skin brightening as it contains antioxidant properties. Smash some tomatoes and blend them with yogurt. Apply to the tanned area and wash after 20 minutes.
3. Cucumber and Aloe Vera
Both cucumber and aloe vera have a soothing effect on the skin. Squeeze out the juices of cucumber and aloe vera or make a paste of them. Apply on the sunburnt skin and wash after some time. Repeat this daily for the best result.
4. Gram flour and Turmeric
Turmeric is always a winner when it comes to skin healing. Mix turmeric and gram flour proportionately and add rose water or milk to make it a thick paste. Apply to the skin and let it dry. Then scrub it away gently with water. Repeat use will fade away the tan.
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5. Honey and Papaya
Your skin loves juicy papaya as you love. It contains natural enzymes. To enjoy its benefits, scoop out the pulp, mash it. You can apply it directly on your skin or add some honey to it. If you by chance eat some cubes of the papaya, go ahead, there’s no harm in it.
Potato may sound weird here. But trust us, it can do magic too in removing tan from your skin. Slice the potato and scrub your skin with the sliced potato piece. Or take the juice out and apply it directly. You can repeat it daily while cooking to get rid of the suntan.
7. Masoor dal (Red lentil) and honey
Masoor dal is one of the effective home remedies to remove tan. Soak some masoor dal in water for a few hours until it gets soft. Drain out the water and pour it into a blender. Add honey to it. Alternatively, you can add tomato and aloe vera to it. Make the paste and apply it on the tanned skin for approximately 20 minutes. Scrub it off with lukewarm water. Use this remedy 2-3 times a week.
8. Multani Mitti (Fuller’s earth) + Rosewater
Multani mitti, the desi ingredient, if mixed with rose water, can do wonder on tanned skin. Make a smooth paste of rose water and multani mitti. Apply on the affected area, leave on until it gets dry. Don’t over-dry. Apply moisturizer after wash, if necessary.
9. Lemon and Sugar
Lemon and sugar scrub is very famous among people. Lemon makes the skin brighter and sugar granules scrub away the dead cells. Both the ingredients are to be mixed in an equal amount to make a perfect scrub. This scrub or mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for further use.
10. Sandalwood and Turmeric
Every Indian kitchen stores Turmeric and never has a shortage of it. Sandalwood is a great ingredient when it comes to skincare. Take sandalwood powder and turmeric powder proportionately and add rose water or milk to it to make a thin paste out of it. Apply on the skin to remove tan.
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How to Prevent Tanning?
First, try to avoid any unwanted or not so important outing during the peak hours (from 10 am to 2 pm) when the sunlight is harsh, especially in India. This doesn’t mean you cover yourself like a mummy. That’s the time to take out your stole sunglasses or hat and style it your way. Otherwise, you can accessorize your daily life with a pretty umbrella. Be it summer or winter this will be there by your side.
But the best solution we have for you is the Oshea UV Shield Mattifying Gel Cream SPF 45 PA+++. This protects the skin from harmful UV rays. And the best part of the product is that this gel-cream isn’t greasy and gives your skin a fresh look.
This gel-cream is water-resistant and prevents tanning and hyperpigmentation. So if you are not using any sunscreen, start using it immediately because UV rays do not only make your skin brown but it has a harmful effect on your skin.
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- Apply sunscreen on the exposed areas of your body.
- Apply sunscreen every 3-4 hours at least. But its best to apply it every hour.
- Whether its winter or you are sitting and watching your favorite show on Netflix, you should not forget to apply sunscreen. And there isn’t any harm to using sunscreen daily as it gives moisture to your skin and your skin needs that. Mind it!
Let your skin not hide under fully covered clothes. Let it breathe in the fresh air.
Shweta Gupta, a digital marketing executive with over 4 years of experience, is also a passionate content writer specializing in skincare and beauty. Her engaging content serves as a guide to help readers choose the right products for achieving healthy, radiant skin. With expertise in both digital strategy and beauty, Shweta is a trusted authority in the field of skincare and wellness, offering valuable insights and recommendations for her dedicated audience.