A good sun tan is desirable by people with very fair complexion. However, unwanted tanning can cause a lot of damage to the skin, on the superficial level as well as deep down to the skin cells. While most sun protection and body skin care creams can reduce the damage, they do not offer complete safety for the skin. Covering your skin, while going out in the sun, is also effective for protecting against tanning. However, you might still loose that glowing complexion due to over exposure. Let us explore some natural remedies for removing sun tan.
Useful Home Made Remedies
The most common way to remove tan is to mix gram flour with curd, lemon juice and turmeric. This should be applied till it dries and then should be washed off with cold water. This mixture can be applied thrice a week.
Lemon Juice is a time-tested remedy for removing tan. It is a natural bleaching agent. You can mix it with various ingredients to remove tan as well as to lighten your complexion. A mixture of lemon juice with cucumber juice and a pinch of turmeric can be applied for 15-20 minutes to effectively reduce tan. Lemon juice can be mixed with warm water to soak feet for removing tan.
Milk Powder can also be used in different combination’s to achieve instant results. Mix equal quantities of milk powder and honey. Add same quantity of lemon juice and almond oil which is half of this quantity. Apply for 10-15 minutes before washing with cold water.
Raw Potato Juice can be used on its own to remove tan from the skin. Apply the juice for 15 minutes on affected areas and wash off with tepid water. Use this remedy thrice a week for best results.
Almonds can be soaked in water and converted into a scrub for removing tan. Alternatively, you can soak almonds in cold milk overnight and make a rough textured paste from it.
Cucumber juice can also be used in different pastes or scrubs. One effective remedy to remove tan is to mix cucumber and papaya with curd, honey and lemon juice. You can also add oatmeal if you want to make a scrub. This is especially good for removing tan from the face and should be left for at least half an hour.
Such remedies along with optimum preventive care will surely remove all tanning troubles from your life.