After a nice weekend enjoyment at beach, we really find it difficult to reach office Monday morning with that tanned face and body. Nobody wants to go office like this. For that reason, we have brought to you some simple home tips to get rid tanning. These natural home remedies will remove your tan easily, giving you a fresh, smooth and glowing skin.
Exfoliate or Scrub:
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells. When you scrub or exfoliate your skin, it removes upper dead skin cells, thus leaving fresh skin behind. It also ensures easy removal of tan. Take a mild scrub for your face and body instead of harsh one. Rub it gently on your skin in circular motion. Do not try to remove all the tan in the first go by over-rubbing your skin as it will only damage your skin. Use scrubs with gentle and soft granules as they do not leave rashes on skin like those with hard granules do.
Here are some natural homemade kitchen remedies that you can try at home. Use these effective kitchen remedies to remove tan.
Use of Lemon to Get Rid Of Tanning
Lemon is the most reliable ingredient for tan removal. It is very skin friendly and is effective too. Take a lemon slice and rub it on the tanned area of your skin for two to three minutes. After leaving it for about ten minutes, take a regular shower. The citric acid in lemon juice will break all the dead cells on the skin, thus removing all the tan and leaving a soft and healthy skin. Be careful while applying it. Make sure that lemon juice does not go into your eyes, cuts or wounds as it can be difficult for you to bear the pains. If it starts itching, remove it at once by washing it off. For those with sensitive skin, there can be unbearable effects of acid on skin so do not try this if you cannot bear the pain.
Curd and Turmeric Mixture for Tanning Removal
Just like lemon, curd is also acidic in nature. Hence, it is also very effective for tan removal. Just mix a bowl of chilled curd with a pinch of turmeric powder and apply this mixture on your tanned areas like face, neck and arms etc. After leaving it for about 30 minutes, wash it off with cold water. Acid in curd will remove tanning and dead skin cells and turmeric will make your skin glow naturally.
Potato Juice for Removing Tan
Potato does wonders when applied directly on skin. Take a potato slice and rub it directly on you tanned skin. You can also use potato juice for the purpose. Rubbing potato on skin will work like normal scrubs making the skin color lighter and removing tanning. You can also add a tablespoon of lemon juice to potato juice for better effects. Apply this juice mixture on your face using cotton and then leave it for about 15 minutes. This method of using potato on skin is very effective for getting a fair complexion.
Sugar and Glycerine Mixture for Tanning
Sugar and glycerine mixture is also a good tan remover. Ingredients include 1/2 cup sugar, a few drops of glycerine and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Mix them all to make a gentle scrub. Gently rub this homemade scrub on your face and other tanned skin. Sugar will act as a good scrub to remove tanning while glycerine will make your skin soft. Lemon juice will also remove tan and lighten your skin tone.
Other Tan Removing Kitchen Remedies
There are many other things in your kitchen that you can use for removing tan. These include sandalwood paste, honey, papaya, over ripped banana, tomato, etc. These are very good natural tan removal remedies.
All the above mentioned natural kitchen home remedies are very effective in removing tan and these home remedies for removing tanning are meant for all skin types. Although we have natural cures for tanning, it is better to take proper precautions before going out in sun. Wear dark sunglasses to protect eyes from sun. Also, apply appropriate sunscreen before going out to protect yourself from sun damages like tan. Keep your body hydrated, stay healthy and minimise effects of harsh sun rays.