It is all fun and games until summers mean stinging rays from the sun. We’ve all eagerly waited for the summers when it had been freezing cold. But it all ends once the sun is up, giving us that evil look and messing with our skin. Just as good as it seems to have the liberty to wear lesser clothes, fear of being tanned makes us cover our arms and legs much like in winters. If you’ve already tanned yourself and are crying over it, remember you can do a lot to get your complexion back. We’re lucky nature has blessed us with natural tan removal agents that are easy to find and very reasonable. All you need is to be consistent and patient to see what wonders these natural tan removal agents can do for you.
Tan Removal Using Aloe Vera
There are a million reasons why aloe vera is one of the best natural remedies for tanning. It is an amazing skin lightening agent. Even besides tanning, aloe vera is generally good for the skin. It moisturizes the skin and treats acne.
All you have to do is, apply a layer of fresh aloe vera leaf’s pulp on your face and let it stay overnight. When you repeat this regime for about a week, you’ll be able to witness evident changes. However, never apply aloe vera on your face and go out in the sun.
Turmeric and Gram Flour
Both turmeric and gram flour have amazing benefits if applied to the skin. To begin with, gram flour has anti-tan properties and lightens the skin. It also clears acne and has anti-aging properties. On the other hand, turmeric makes the skin glow. This is why a combination of turmeric and gram flour works for tan removal.
To make a turmeric powder and gram flour pack for removing tan, take 2 to 3 tablespoons of gram flour and add a pinch of turmeric powder to it. To make the pack even more effective, add milk to it instead of water. Milk moisturizes your skin and the lactic acid present in milk helps in removing tan. After applying, keep it till it gets dried. Once it dries, remove it by sprinkling water and scrub it off.
Honey and Papaya Pulp
There’s no doubt about the anti-tan properties that honey has. We all know how honey is an amazing lightening agent and how it acts on the skin or hair to lighten the color of it. Honey is coupled with papaya for making a face-pack for removing tan. The reason is- papaya has enzymes that nourish the skin. Especially, an enzyme called papain has natural bleaching properties. Papaya pulp and honey are a great combination because honey balances the acidic nature of papaya.
Take 3 to 4 cubes of papayas that are one inch and add one spoon of honey. Now mash all of it and it is ready for you to apply to your face. After you wash your face, apply the mask and keep it for 10 minutes.
Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Clay)
Multani mitti is one of the cheapest and best cleaning agents for the skin. The fact that it has been in use since ancient times makes it even more credible. If you pair it with the right kind of liquid based on your skin type, you’d be able to get rid of your tanning eventually.
If you have an oily skin, all you have to do is, mix Multani mitti with appropriate amounts of rose water and apply it to your face. If not, just mixing Multani mitti with enough honey would help you achieve a radiant skin after a few number of applications.
Potato Juice And Lemon Juice
You can use potato juice or slice for getting rid of tanning without necessarily adding lemon juice. But the effectiveness of lemon juice as a skin lightener would enhance the results for you. Both potato and lemon are really good at treating tans.
Mix about half a lemon’s juice with the juice of half large-sized potato juice. Apply the juice to your face using a cotton ball. let it stay for about 15 minutes. Wash it off after that.
Yogurt and Tomato
Tomato helps in shrinking pores and getting rid of the tanned layer of the skin. And yogurt acts a moisturizing agent and also has anti-bacterial properties. So, a combination of both of them is great if you want to get rid of tan. You can add drops of lemon if you want to have better results.
Take the tomato pulp in a bowl after separating the peel off it. Add 2 spoons of yogurt and a few drops of lemon juice (if you want to). After you apply the pack to your face, let it reaming for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, wash it off using cold water.
Basically, baking soda is the answer for an uneven dissatisfying tan. Baking soda has elements that balance the pH level of the skin and make your complexion even. Alos, it removes the layer of tanned dead cells that is causing dullness.
To whatever amount of baking soda you take, add enough amounts of water or rose water to make a paste. Now, apply this paste to your face and let it stay for about 2 minutes. After that, gently scrub it off and then rinse your face with water. Make sure to apply moisturizer to your face after that since baking soda makes the skin dry.
Cucumber and Honey
We already have talked about the benefits of honey as a tan removal remedy. Now, let’s talk about cucumber. We’ve all seen in movies that people cover their eyes with cucumber to be chill in the beauty salon. Cucumber has a cooling effect that helps in reducing sun tans and providing relief from sunburns.
Make a paste of cucumber slices using a blender and mix a spoon of honey. Apply it to your skin and leave it like that for 30 minutes. Wash it off after that.
Apply any of these natural remedies twice or thrice every week and you’d notice results. The best thing is, you there’d be no side-effects when you use any of the above-mentioned ingredients. However, if you are allergic to any of them, avoid using it. Since these are natural tan removal remedies, you need to be patient to notice results.