Home remedies to get rid of tan

Many people ask me this question in mind “Why I get tanned so easily?”. So my answer is –  tan is your body’s attempt to protect itself from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Melanin is the chemical responsible for skin darkening or tanning. Your skin releases melanin under the surface layers of your skin to help absorb UV radiation. The more exposure you to have UV rays from the sun or a tanning bed, the more melanin your body releases, and the darker your skin gets.

There are many ways through which you can remove tan. I have listed below  few of the home remedies through which you can remove tan:


  • Turmeric Paste


Take some turmeric powder and add yogurt and water to it to prepare a paste. Apply it on your skin to improve elasticity and protect your skin against the UV rays of the sun. Let it dry and then scrub it gently and wash it off. Repeat this twice a week to get rid of stubborn sun tan naturally.


  • Cucumber and lemon juice


All you need to do is mix cucumber juice with two teaspoons of lemon juice and apply it on your face. Let it rest for 10 minutes and then wash it off. Bleaching properties of lemon will help in lightening your skin tone and the cooling properties of cucumber will help in soothing sunburn effects.


  • Lemon and Honey


Mix equal quantities of honey and lemon juice and apply directly to the tanned areas of the skin. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes (do not allow honey to remain on your skin for too long if you have an oily face) and wash using a mild soap.


  • Aloe Vera


Directly apply the gel from the plant on your face and leave it on to dry for 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water to get smoother skin instantly. Regular use of aloe vera on your face will help it to fight aging and other skin-related troubles.

I hope the above-listed remedies will help you to get rid of your tan this summer. If you have any issues related to a skin problems, you can contact me at p.yagnik@phneakindia.com

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