Mar 25, 2016: Summer is already here, and it is time to bring out your short dresses and shades to enjoy the summer sun at the park or the beach with family and friends. Despite all the happiness and fun, at the end of the day most of us are left with ugly and unattractive sun tan on face and hands that takes away all the fun from the outing. So, this summer, do away with those endless visits to beauty salons for detanning.
Say Goodbye To Tanning With These Natural Ways, have a look.
=> Lemon juice: Apply it on affected areas and leave for 15-20 minutes then rinse off with cold water. Doing this over a few weeks helps not only in reducing sun tan, but marks as well. One can also mix a few ingredients like cucumber with lemon juice or curd with lemon water – these will have a cooling effect on skin which will further help removing sun tan quickly.
=> Raw tomatoes: Cut slices and gently rub on affected areas, this removes tan and clears skin over a few weeks of routine usage.
=> Curd: Applying curd and other milk products on skin helps soften it and also lighten any tan or pigmentation marks. This is cooling and does not cause any irritation on your skin.
For better results, one can prepare a mask at home with curd and besan or curd and multani mitti. Apply these paste on affected areas and leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse off with cold water. This pack also helps reduce darkness on neck, elbows, knees and knuckles which most Indian people suffer with because of pigmentation.
=> Aloe vera, rose water and glycerine: A combination of these is extremely good for fresh looking radiant skin, it helps lighten marks and tan making your skin look even tone and radiant.
Along with skin lightening, these ingredients also have moisturising qualities leaving your skin soft and smooth removing over drying of skin caused by sun damage.
=> Oatmeal, honey, curd scrub: These are homemade exfoliators for removing dead and damaged skin because of sun tan. Removing dead skin cells and exposing new fresh skin will help reduce sun tan over a period of time which will be lighter and radiant.
=> Besan (Bengal Gram Flour) and Turmeric Face Pack: This face pack for tanned skin is a combo of bleaching and scrubbing with the wonder ingredient: Turmeric, often called the holy powder. It is not only important for its amazing medicinal properties, but also for its amazing effects on the skin. Turmeric adds a healthy glow to the skin and helps in reducing pigmentation and tan. Bengal gram works as a natural scrub for exfoliating the skin and removing dead cells.
=> Papaya and Honey Face Pack: This delicious fruit pack helps remove sun tan from the face by using the goodness of the helpful enzymes present in papaya. The enzyme papain present in papaya has potent skin-lightening properties that help in removing sun tan and reduces the visibility of scars and blemishes. The other enzymes in papaya are known for skin renewal, exfoliation, and restoration.
=> Tomato, Yogurt and Lemon Juice Face Pack: We are also aware of the benefits of lemon tea for weight loss but it is also a great ingredient for skin. This face pack incorporates the powerful bleaching properties of lemon, tomato and yogurt and is one of the best face packs for improving the skin tone naturally. It works wonders in removing dark spots and pigmentation from sun tanned skin. In addition, tomato juice works as a natural toner to shrink open pores and reduce oiliness of the skin, whereas yogurt helps in moisturizing and nourishing the skin.