5 Quick Natural Remedies To Remove Sun Tan

 

Sun tan immediately reminds us of the hilarious episode from the popular American sitcom FRIENDS where Ross, thrilled by his sister Monica’s tanned skin, gets a tan himself only to get it all messed up.

Well, that is America where people seem to love sun tans to an extent that they prefer getting artificial ones. With Indian summers being so hot and humid, we can hardly expect the same. One can barely step out the house without feeling as though they were being roasted alive, that too in a matter of just few minutes.

Spending money on removing the sun tan might cost a bomb. Plus the long hours spent seated in a dark room of the salon might get claustrophobic. So why not try natural remedies to remove sun tan seated in the comfort of your house? Here are 5 quick remedies on how to minimize the harsh effects of sun on your skin, and how to effectively fight the tan right at home.

Sandalwood and Coconut Water Mix

multani mitti and coconut water, natural remedies to remove sun tan effectively

Coconut water and sandalwood help remove sun tan effectively

Sandalwood has many medicinal qualities. When mixed with water, it acts as a natural skin cleanser and a soothing balm that helps heal blemishes and blisters. The steps are simple.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder
  2. 1 tablespoon of coconut water
  3. 2-3 drops of almond oil

Steps:

  1. Make a thick paste of the 3 ingredients
  2. Apply on tanned area
  3. Dry for 20 minutes
  4. Wash off with water

Multani Mitti and Aloe Vera Mix

man lying with face pack on and cucumber slices on eyes, natural remedies to remove sun tan

Aloe vera and multani mitti face pack not only removes tan, but also repairs damage that the skin has ensured

Fuller’s Earth, more commonly known as Multani Mitti, has been used to cure sun tan since times immemorial. Nothing can substitute Multani Mitti when it comes to skin care. While Multani Mitti reduces acne and skin irritation, Aloe Vera lightens the skin. The steps to use this are:

Ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoon of multani mitti
  2. 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  3. Few drops of rose water

Steps:

  1. Make a thick paste of the 3 ingredients
  2. Apply on tanned area
  3. Dry for 30 minutes
  4. Wash off with cold water

Wheat Flour and Water Mix

Wheat flour helps in improving the skin tone and removing dark spots, thereby making the skin look even. And what’s more, wheat flour is one of the regulars in every kitchen! You may not believe it but wheat flour is one of the best natural remedies to remove sun tan. So here’s how you use it for brightening your skin…

Ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoons of wheat flour
  2. Few drops of water

Steps:

  1. Make an even paste of the 2 ingredients
  2. Apply on tanned area
  3. Dry for 15 minutes
  4. Wash off with water

Potato and Lemon Juice Mix

Potatoes not only churn delicious tea-time snacks but have skin care qualities too. Surprising, isn’t it? Rich with fibers, minerals and vitamins, it helps in treating sun burns. Plus, lemon juice, as we all know, is the house of natural remedies for all kinds of skin conditions. Here’s how the duo can help treat your sun tan.

Ingredients:

  1. Juice extract of 1 potato
  2. 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Steps:

  1. Make a paste of the 2 ingredients
  2. Apply on tanned area
  3. Dry for 30-40 minutes
  4. Wash off with cold water

Besan and Turmeric Mix

woman applying turmeric face pack, natural remedies to remove sun tan

Besan and haldi face pack is a great way to fight sun damage and acne-causing bacteria

Turmeric has been the king of remedies when it comes to ailments. Add to it, the other go-to remedy when it comes to brightening the skin – besan or Bengal gram flour. When mixed with milk and rose water, the effects are terrific. Here’s how to go about using it to remove sun tan.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoons of besan
  2. A pinch of turmeric
  3. 1 tablespoon each of milk and rose water

Steps:

  1. Make a paste of all the ingredients
  2. Apply on tanned area
  3. Dry for 20 minutes
  4. Wash off with cold water

Cucumber and Lemon Juice Mix

While cucumber acts as a cooling cleanser, lemon juice with its acidic properties acts as natural bleaching agent for tanned skin. Using the mix is pretty simple.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice
  2. 1 tablespoon each of lemon juice and rose water

Steps:

  1. Make a paste of all the ingredients
  2. Apply on tanned area
  3. Dry for 10 minutes
  4. Wash off with cold water

While these remedies are quick and easy, it takes time to get rid of sun tan, especially if you travel out in the sun on a daily basis. So, make sure you follow these tips regularly, just as you would follow your diet routines.

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