Summer is round the corners, scorching heat is not the only problem but tanning concerns are piping across your mind. You wear that lovely dress of yours or shorts only to find yourself tanned – not a good thing right. The sun how much important it is has always left our skin burnt and tanned which is not only stubborn but resides for a long time before it goes spotlessly clean. It is caused due to direct contact of sun rays that increase the production of melanin to protect your skin from harmful sun rays. It is not only burning but leaves behind a prominent colour difference which is so not attractive. So to tackle and get rid of torture of sun rays, here are few home remedies that you can follow.
The citrus acid is very rich in Vitamin C and is rich in antioxidants which has greatly helped in reducing sun tanning through its natural bleaching properties. Regular use of lemon juice helps in cleansing our skin and helps in removal of dark spots and pigmentation due to sun tanning. Extract some lemon juice, apply the juice on affected areas and leave on for few minutes before washing off. Use it every day to see visible effect. Lemon juice can also be used in combination with potato juice to reduce tanning as potatoes also contribute highly in making skin tone light.
It has many benefits to our body and also acts as anti tanning agent by reducing redness and helps in soothing our skin. It can be used in combination with many other things in order to bring an anti tanning effect. Fresh yoghurt can be applied on skin, leave on for 15 mins and wash off with cold water. Yoghurt can be combined with orange juice to make a pack which helps in improving skin texture, reduces tanning and collagen in orange helps in tightening of skin. It can be applied for 15 t0 20 mins thrice a week and washed off with plain water. A pack of yoghurt along with cucumber and tomato juice and gramflour(besan) can be made, apply and leave on for 20 minutes before washing off with cold water.
C. Aloe Vera
It is very useful for nourishing and cleansing skin and helps in reducing pigmentation caused due to sun tanning. Apply fresh aloe vera gel on your face, leave on for 30 minutes and wash off with plain water. Aloe vera can also be combined with masoor dal and tomato to make a pack, which helps in exfoliating dead skin and reduces tanning. The pack can be applied for 30 minutes before washing off with plain water. Aloe Vera can also be used in combination with Fullers Earth (Multani Mitti) which gives a cooling effect and helps in reducing tanning of skin.
D. Gram Flour (Besan)
It is very effective and with its exfoliating properties it effectively helps in reducing sun tanning and helps in skin toning. Make a paste of gram flour with water, apply on face and leave for 20 minutes and wash off with plain water. Besan can also be used in combination with turmeric powder which helps in natural bleaching and thus getting rid of sun tan. This pack helps in removing dead skin and also reduces skin pigmentation through its scrubbing and cleansing effect.
It has many anti bacterial properties and is very good for skin as it helps in skin lightening and also reduces tanning. It can be used in combination with papaya for removing skin tanning. Papaya contains many enzymes which helps in reducing tanning and papain especially helps in reducing scars and tanning related pigmentation. Apply Honey and papaya pack on affected areas, leave on for 15 – 20 minutes and wash off with plain water. Honey can also be used in combination with pineapple which helps in removing dead skin and reduce tanning.
It has soothing effect and has greatly benefitted skin with its amazing range of properties. It helps in reducing skin tanning by lightening the pigmentation and gives you a glowing skin. Make a pack of sandalwood powder along with coconut water, apply on affected area and leave on for 20 minutes before washing off. Also make a pack of sandalwood powder and turmeric in rose water, apply on face and wash off after 20 minutes.
Apart from these, you can also use many other home remedies and substances like cucumber juice, potato juice and tomato juice alone to get rid of tanning. It is a slow process because once tanned it takes time to heal but with regular use of these home based therapy, helps yourself in getting a tan free skin and happy summer.