Remove sun tan

How to remove sun tan?

Remove sun tan

Summer is the season of fun and frolic. It is a time to enjoy the most beautiful time of the year and to be with family and friends. A time when we all want to look good and be at our best. But our desire to look good for summer can sometimes lead to poor habits that come with a hefty price. 

Summer puts extra stress on our skin, due to excessive heat and harsh UV rays of the sun and because of the weather changes, pollution levels rise during summers. This can lead to rashes, sunburns and sun tan.

Sun tanning is exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, which have a wavelength of 400–1050 nm and a corresponding range of 120 nm to 1 nm. It is a type of hyperpigmentation that occurs when the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layer of the skin, the epidermis, are exposed to UV light. The pigment is produced by cells called melanocytes within the epidermis.

There are many home remedies that can help you in getting rid of suntan:

Honey and lemon mixture for tan removal 

Lemon has bleaching properties that can help in removing tan quickly. It contains Vitamin C which is an effective tan removal agent. The citric acid present in lemon can treat acne and spots.

Procedure:

  • Squeeze half a lemon and add honey to it. 
  • You can also add some sugar to this mixture to make a scrub. 
  • Apply this mixture on your skin and leave it on for about 15-30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with a mild cleanser.
  • This will not only remove tan, but also slough off dead skin cells from your body.

Precautions:

Avoid leaving the honey on your skin for a long time if you have oily skin.

Coconut milk for tan removal

Coconut milk is rich in nutrients that can nourish and hydrate the skin. It can retain moisture in the skin for a long time. It is a rich source of Vitamin C, which is effective in treating tan skin.

Procedure:

  • Soak a cotton ball in coconut milk.
  • Apply it all over your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. 
  • When the coconut milk dries out completely, wash it off with a mild cleanser.

Oatmeal and buttermilk for tan removal

Oatmeal is an excellent exfoliating agent and has cleansing properties. 

Buttermilk is rich in lactic acid, which can improve the appearance of suntan by enhancing skin tone.

Procedure:

  • Soak two tablespoons of oatmeal in half a cup of water for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add two tablespoons of buttermilk to the mixture.
  • Mix these ingredients well and prepare a paste.
  • Apply this mixture liberally to all the areas affected by tanning.
  • Rub in a circular motion and leave the mixture on for about 20 minutes. 
  • Wash it off with cold water.

Sandalwood and turmeric for tan removal

Sandalwood has soothing properties that can give a cooling effect to the skin.

Turmeric has healing properties, which can work best if mixed with milk because milk has exfoliating properties.

Procedure:

  • Mix all the three ingredients: sandalwood powder, milk and turmeric.
  • Apply the mixture on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.

Saffron and milk for tan removal

Saffron, widely known as Kesar, is an age-old household ingredient. It can naturally enhance the glow of the skin. It can also improve the texture. 

It can cure pigmentation, dark circles, pimples, acne, etc.

Procedure:

  • Soak a few saffron strands in milk for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Apply the milk using a cotton ball on the affected areas.

Multani mitti and rose-water for tan removal 

Multani mitti has soothing properties which can cool down the affected areas. It also helps in treating sunburns and makes your skin radiant.

Procedure:

  • Mix Multani mitti and rose water together and prepare a paste.
  • Apply liberally on the affected areas and let them dry.
  • Wash it off with a mild cleanser after 15 minutes.

Almond scrub for tan removal

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, which can nourish the skin and help in accelerating the healing process. Almonds also contain bleaching properties that can help in removing tan.

Procedure:

  • Make a paste of almond by grinding it.
  • Add rose water to the paste.
  • Add one tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Gently scrub this paste on the affected areas.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.

Cucumber for tan removal 

Cucumber has a cooling effect and therefore, it can do wonders! It is highly effective in treating suntan.

Procedure:

  • Cut some cucumber slices and strain the juice after grinding it.
  • Using a cotton ball, apply the juice all over the affected area.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off with cold water.

Take Away 

Suntan is no fun and can be harmful as well. To remove your suntan, you have to give the required treatments at home and if you don't get proper results, see a doctor to cure your suntan.

Also, keep yourself hydrated by drinking enough liquids. Eat a balanced diet that must contain nutrient-rich fresh fruits and vegetables. Make smoothies and detox drinks to enjoy summertime and prepare a skin-friendly regime.