No matter how hard you try to hide from sun, your skin is still effected from tan. Sun tan can be effectively removed within the same day you are affected by it. I have tried some of the best natural method to remove tan quickly at home. These 8 combinations will help to remove sun tan easily and give you glowy skin within no time.
1. Salt and Lemon
Lemon has natural skin lightening abilities and also bleaching properties. It is used as a natural remedy for many skin problems like acne, pimples, dark spots and pigmentation.
To remove stubborn sun tan, a powerful ingredient like Lemon will help speedup the process.
Cut a small slice of Lemon and dip it in Salt.
Rub the slice on to your face very gently in circular motions and in upward direction.
After 5 minutes, wash your face with cold water. Apply any Aloe Vera gel to calm the skin after scrubbing.
Repeat this 2 times a week.
2. Oats and turmeric
One of the best skin lightening treatment in summers is with oats. Oats have natural Saponin content (that greasy lubricant kind texture) which makes an excellent choice to wash your face with it .
Skin lightening with oats has been tried and tested my many. This simple home remedy has not just one benefit, it can treat sun damage, tan, dark spots, blemishes acne and many more skin issues.
Oats have natural anti oxidant and moisturizing abilities that only help lighten your skin but also improves skin tone and removes tan
How to make a mask with Oats to remove tan ?
>Take a clean bowl and add one full tablespoon of Oatmeal powder.
>Next, add a pinch of Organic (no artificial color or pesticides used) Turmeric powder to the Oats.
>Now by adding few drops of Rose water, mix the mixture well till it forms a nice paste as shown below.
Substitute: If you do not have rose water, You can use lemon water (for oily skin) and fresh Milk (for dry skin).
>Cleanse your face thoroughly and pat dry with a cotton towel. Do not wipe off the water from your face completely with the towel. Let your face be half wet.
>Now, apply the paste all over your face and neck (front and back). “Don’t neglect your neck” 😛
>Let it air dry for 20 minutes. Next, Wet your face with cold water and slightly scrub your face in upward direction from your chin towards your forehead. This will remove the tan, if any.
>Clean your face thoroughly with just cold water. Do not use soap or face wash.
If you are running out of time, you can also use Oats to cleanse your face daily until all the tan is removed. You can see this post on How to wash your face with Oats
3. Tomato juice and Curd
Tomatoes and Curd is the best combination to remove sun tan instantly at home. This face pack is best suitable for sensitive skin, as there are no harsh grainy or powder-y textured ingredients in this mask.
Curd contains Lactic acid which acts as an exfoliating agent in this face pack to remove tan from the skin’s surface. And tomatoes in the other hand contains awesome amounts of lycopene,thought to have the highest antioxidant activity of all the carotenoids.
The mixture of these two ingredients helps to get rid of tan quickly without pain. Let’s see how to use this combination to remove tan at home in a safe way.
How to remove tan quickly using tomato and Curd?
You May need:
Juice of one fresh tomato
Add one tablespoon of hard curd into a bowl
Add one teaspoon of tomato juice into it.
Mix them well and apply the paste onto your face evenly.
Wait for 20 minutes before washing it off with Cold water
4. Potato and Cucumber juice
The combination of Potato and Cucumber is an excellent remedy to get rid of sun tan quickly. Cucumber soothes the sun burns and potato removes the dark spots and tan caused by sun tan.
Extract the juice of one medium sized potato and add two tablespoons of cucumber juice into it.
Using a cotton pad or cotton ball, apply this mixture onto your face and massage it gently for 2 minutes.
Wash off after 15 minutes.
5. Almonds and Honey
Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, a vitamin which is essential for healthy skin and hair. Cleopatra, The Egyptian Queen who was famous for her beautiful skin and body. Applying Almond oil or Almond milk nourishes the skin and makes it soft and supple.
Some of the benefits of using Almonds on your face and body are,
1. The anti oxidant properties which are present in the vitamin E content of Almonds makes your skin acne free.
2. Almond oil is useful in reducing dark circles and preventing them from forming again
3. It is also an excellent skin leaser and also removes tan effectively form the skin’s surface
4. Almonds are a great source of vitamins and nutrients which reduces the signs of early aging in skin
5. Almonds help to lighten the skin slowly by removing the dark spots and fading acne scaring and blemishes.
How to use Almond face mask to get clear skin
All you need…
Finely milled Almond powder
Take a Clean bowl and add one full tablespoon of finely milled Almond powder.
Now add one teaspoon of Raw honey along with few drops of Rose Hydrosol into it to form a nice paste.
Steam your face with some hot water for a minute to open up the pores.
Now apply the face pack on your face and neck. Distribute it evenly. Use a clean face mask brush if u need to.
Allow the face pack to air dry for 20 minutes.
Wash off with Cold water to seal the pores.
Apply a natural gel based moisturizer like Aloe Vera gel.
6. Rice Flour and Rose water
Rice Flour has a bit Coarse texture which makes it an excellent option for scrubbing the skin in a natural and safe way possible. It contains many minerals that helps to improve the skin tone by removing the sun tan and dead skin cells. It encourages healthy cell growth on the skin and rejuvenates the skin to give a fairer and younger looking skin.
Rice water can also be used as a toner and thus is the secret of many Asian ageless beauties.
Follow this simple de-tan recipe to remove sun tan using Rice flour.
How to remove sun tan using Rice Flour?
1. Rice Flour
2. Rose water
Take one tablespoon of finely milled rice flour into a clean bowl.
Add 2 tablespoon of fresh Home made Rose water
Mix the ingredients well till it forms a paste.
Apply the paste evenly onto your face and let it air dry for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, wet your face using wither fresh cold water or Rose water and gently massage your face in circular motions in upward direction. Repeat for 2 minutes and then wash off with cold water.
Pat dry and Apply a moisturizer to your face
7. Sandalwood powder and Milk
Sandalwood powder gives an instant cooling and calming effect to skin when applied. It not only clears tan but also helps to lighten pigmentation or age spots on face.
What sandalwood powder does??
- Helps to lighten the skin tone
- Removes tan
- Lightens age spots and delays aging of skin
How to get rid of sun tan using sandalwood powder :
Step 1: 2 Tablespoons of Sandalwood powder in a bowl. (I use Etheric Sandalwood powder, the smell and the quality is so good)
Step 2: Add 2 tablespoons of Milk
Step-3: Add 2 capsules of Vitamin E (Optional)
Sep 4: Add fresh home made rose water and mix it well, till it forms a thick paste
step 5: Apply this face pack evenly all over your face for 20 minutes or till it completely dries.
Step 6: After it dries, Wet the face with cold water and lightly massage all over your face for one minute and then wash it off.
8. Orange peel powder and buttermilk
As Oranges are rich in Vitamin C just like lemon, it has excellent skin nourishing and lightening abilities. Orange peels are used to remove dark posts on face and bring back the glow by removing the dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.
It exfoliates the skin to remove tan and dead skin easily.
In my recent post I have showed you How to make your Orange Peel powder for face and bodythat are sun dried at home from fresh Oranges. Do check that out to prepare pure Orange peel powder at home.
Using the same, I will show you how to make an easy Orange peel powder and buttermilk face pack to remove tan at home.
How to remove tan using Home made Orange Peel powder
You will need..
Orange Peel powder
Take one Tablespoon of Home made Orange Peel powder into a bowl.
Now add 2 tablespoons of Fresh buttermilk in it.
Mix all the ingredients until there are no lumps. Do not make the paste too runny or too thick. Just a paste like consistency which is easy enough to apply it on your face.
Apply the paste all over your face, neck and hands. Wash off with Cold water after 20 minutes.
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