How to get rid of suntan

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Dark tan lines are annoying. They are usually accompanied by itching and a burning sensation , and this can ruin your summer body.
In this article, you will learn of the best tan removal home remedies to get rid of that annoying tan.
Home Remedies To Remove Tan

Lemon Juice

We often use lemon juice to remove scars on the face. But, we can also use it to reduce tan without making the skin dry. This is because of the acids present in lemon juice that act as skin lightening agents. Doing this regularly will help you get rid of tan successfully over a period of 2-4 months.

What you need:

A lemon

What You Have To Do:

Slice the lemon and rub it on the tanned region.
Leave it on for a few minutes before you hit the shower.
Do this once or twice daily

Strawberry And Milk

This is one home remedy to remove tan that you will surely love. However, you will have to resist the temptation to scoop this remedy into your mouth. Strawberries are natural exfoliators that remove dead cells and lighten and moisturize your skin.

What you need:

4-5 strawberries
2 tablespoons milk

What You Have To Do:

• Blend the strawberries with fresh milk.
• Apply the mixture on your face and the heavily tanned areas. Leave the pack on for 30 minutes before you rinse it off.
• Apply this twice a week.

Buttermilk and Oatmeal Pack

This is another favorite recommendation of mine; this pack will not disappoint you. The buttermilk will soothe your skin and heal the blisters while the oats will act as a natural exfoliator, revealing younger looking skin.

What you need:

3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 tablespoons oatmeal

What You Have To Do:

• Mix the buttermilk with the oatmeal.
• Massage the paste onto the affected areas in circular motions for a few minutes and rinse.
• Use this scrub twice a week.

Yogurt and Tomato Pack

The citric properties of tomato act as a natural tan remover. If you wish to reduce pigmentation and dark spots, this pack is worth a try. The tomato extract works on spots and pigmentation. It also works as a toner and opens up the pores on the skin and reduces oiliness naturally. Yogurt moisturizes and soothes the skin

What you need:

1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 tablespoon tomato pulp/juice

What You Have To Do:

• Mix the ingredients and apply the paste on your face.
• Let it dry for 30 minutes. Cleanse with water.
• Repeat this twice or thrice a week.

Honey And Papaya Pack

A few spoonfuls of papaya are all you need to make sure your skin is light and radiant. The enzymes in papaya have been put to use since time immemorial in skin whitening, renewal, and exfoliating products. Honey makes the skin soft and supple. Together, they make a cheap and effective tan removal home remedy.

What you need:

½ cup ripe papaya
1 tablespoon honey

What You Have To Do:

• Mash the papaya and add honey to it.
• Blend well and apply the pack on your face.
• Leave it on for half an hour.
• Wash off with cold or lukewarm water for best results
• Do this twice or thrice a week.

Honey And Pineapple

Pineapple is known as the king of tropical fruits. Its extract contains bromelain that can help remove the dead cells from the heavily tanned areas. Also loaded with vitamin C, the pineapple extract will reduce the aging of the skin. When mixed with honey, the efficacy of this fruit is quadrupled.

What you need:

2 tablespoons pineapple pulp
1 tablespoon honey

What You Have To Do:

• Mix the honey with the pineapple. Ensure that there are no lumps.
• Apply this pack on your face and keep it on for 10-15 minutes.
• Rinse as usual with water.
• This pack is most effective when used every alternate day.

Coconut Water And Sandalwood Pack

Sandalwood is loaded with medicinal properties. When combined with the goodness of coconut water, it makes a cheap yet effective tan removal product. Together, they will not only rejuvenate and cleanse your skin but also soothe your sunburns and remove tan naturally. Hence, this is one of the best home remedies for removing tan.

What you need:

1 tablespoon sandalwood powder
1 tablespoon coconut water

What You Have To Do:

• Mix the sandalwood powder with coconut water. Add more coconut water, if required, to get a paste of even consistency.
• Apply it on the face and neck, and leave it to dry.
• Rinse with water.
• You can also add a few drops of almond extract to this pack.
• Repeat this twice or thrice a week for best results.

Sandalwood

A natural soother, sandalwood paste is what you need if you have returned from a trek with a bad Sun tan. It is also anti-inflammatory in nature and a natural astringent that can help lighten your skin tone.

What you need:

1-2 tablespoons sandalwood powder
Water or rose water

What You Have To Do:

• Add enough water to the sandalwood powder to get a smooth paste.
• Apply the paste on the tanned areas.
• Leave it on until it dries and then rinse with water.
• Do this every alternate night until you get the desired results.

Plain Yogurt

Plain yogurt acts as a powerful anti-tanning agent as it contains natural enzymes while honey will leave your skin soft

What you need:

Plain yogurt

What You Have To Do:

• Gently apply the yogurt (curd) all over the affected areas before a shower.
• Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
• Wash off.
• You can also apply some honey after leaving the yogurt on for a while.
• Repeat before every shower to get rid of tan completely.

Ice Cubes

Ice cubes work effectively for severe cases of sunburn. They help reduce the burning and itchiness

What you need:

1-2 ice cubes

What You Have To Do:

• Rub the ice cubes on the sunburnt area for a few minutes.
• Repeat as and when required.

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