How to Remove Tan from Face & Body | 15 Best Home Remedies for Sun Tanning

How to Remove Tan from Face

While we all want glowing gorgeous-looking skin without any dark patches to dull the look, we live in a country where the summer season is all about harsh sun rays. And there is no way out to avoid the sun’s rays as one needs to get out of their house because that’s how human life works.

Even winters are not safe from tanning. There is no doubt about the fact that applying sunscreen lotion before going out of the house during summer is of real help. But we also need to admit that sunscreens don’t work for the whole day and applying them after every 3-4 hours is a little frustrating. Not only the sun but also environmental pollution is also a factor for skin tans.

So, first, we need to know What is all this about??

Sun tanning or tanning is the process where skin color gets darkened or tanned due to the sun and pollution. Tanning is caused due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or other artificial ways. Excess exposure to UV rays has many negative health effects including sunburn and the risk of skin cancer. This can spread up the process of aging.

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Now that we know how dangerous these UV rays can be. So, what about the precaution and solutions to this problem? Let’s talk about how to remove tan from the face. We all keep wondering what is to be done to remove the tan but not many of us use home remedies to remove the same. Most of us prefer readymade beauty products to reduce suntan. Also, some of us really don’t know what home remedies to be used for a suntan.

Therefore, we are here with a list of a few effective home remedies for suntan that would totally help you get flawless, spotless-looking skin in just 2 days.

The first step should always be scrubbing as it helps us to get rid of the tanned cells to a great extent. The best remedy here is to use wheat or besan or oatmeal as a scrubber.

Complete the process with the following packs which will help to remove tanning from the face in 2 days.

How to Remove Sun Tanning?

how to remove tan from face

Below are some home remedies for the suntan. This is how you can remove tan from your face:

1. Milk cream, Honey, and Turmeric

Here comes the first home remedy for suntan direct from my grandmom’s treasure. My grandmom says milk cream (malai) can repair our skin the best. Especially in winters, it gives you the lost brightness and revives your skin.

So, to repair the sun-tanned skin, you have to make a mixture of one tablespoon of milk cream, one spoon of honey, and a pinch of turmeric. Apply the mixture to your skin, massage gently, let it dry and then wash off with water.

2. Lemon Juice, Turmeric, Tomato, and Yogurt Face pack

This pack is very effective in removing skin tan and pigmentation really well. The lactic acid present in the yogurt does the magic of removing tan from the skin.

Take two tablespoons of tomato mash and one tablespoon of lemon juice and one tablespoon of yogurt and mix them properly. Add a pinch of turmeric to the mix. Apply this pack to the tanned areas and let it dry for about 20-30 minutes then rinse off with cold water.

3. Lemon Honey Face pack for tanning

Lemon and honey both are very important ingredients for treating skin issues. Lemon is also known as a natural cleanser and honey brings a shine to the skin. It has a bleaching effect that helps in removing tan. This makes it one of the best home remedies for sun-tan.

Take a significant amount of lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey and mix it in a bowl, when done apply it on the tanned face, and neck. Let it rest for 20 minutes and then wash it off.

4. Coconut Water Remedy

We all know how well coconut water extinguishes our thirst but not many of us know that it also helps us in managing the destruction that sun rays cause to our skin. If you apply coconut water often you will soon find a new attractive skin you have never had before. Also, it removes the tan from the skin and gives you flawless-looking skin.

5. Papaya and Milk Remedy

Papaya and milk work amazingly on skin tan. You would need to blend the papaya with milk and form a paste. Then apply the paste to the face. After that keep it for some time and when it starts falling off, rinse with cold water. You will get to see an instant result after one use. This is an easy way how to remove tan from the face.

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6. Milk and Saffron Remedy

Milk and saffron are extremely effective in controlling the melanin merger and they also eliminate tan from the skin. Take two-three strands of saffron and add milk to a bowl, let it rest for about 30 mins then crush the saffron strands in the milk. Apply this solution to your tanned face and neck and leave it for 5 mins then apply another layer of the same and then wash it off with water. For quick results use this remedy almost once a day. You will notice the effect in just 2 days.

7. Cucumber, Rose, Lemon Remedy

This is a tried and tested remedy that has been helping people for ages. While lemon expels suntan, rose water and cucumber juice has skin-relieving properties. Add equal amounts of rose water, lemon juice, and cucumber juice then mix all of them in and apply the mixture to your face, neck, and tanned areas.

8. Potato Juice

Potato juice is a very effective remedy against the suntan. Extract juice from one potato. Mix one tablespoon lemon juice with extracted potato juice. Apply this mixture to the affected area. Wash it with cold water after half an hour. Use regularly for best results.

Also, Read How to Whiten Skin Naturally

9. Yogurt and Tomato

Both yogurt hand tomato has healing properties when it comes to skin. This is a quick and simple remedy. Just mix one tablespoon of yogurt with one tablespoon of tomato juice and apply the mixture as a face pack. Wash off after drying. It cleanses the skin making it bright and removing the tanned effect from the damaged skin.

10. Almonds with Milk and Honey

Almonds are one of the best natural products for curing suntan. Almonds have high vitamin E and omega 3 which are great for the skin. You just have to soak the almonds in milk overnight. Now make the paste of these soaked almonds by crushing them into milk and honey. Apply the paste to your face and let it dry. Wash off later.

You can also use almond oil before going to bed and leave it overnight. Do it on a daily basis and you will definitely be happy after seeing the result.

NOTE: if you have oily skin, do not use this home remedy to Remove Tan from your Face.

11. Masoor dal, Tomato and Aloevera

I personally use this home remedy to remove tan from my face. The Tomato is the natural whitening agent and the masoor dal works as a scrub. Overall this home remedy does a miracle in removing the tan within a few days.

Soak the masoor dal in water and then make a paste of it. Add tomato juice and aloe vera to it. Apply this mixture to your face and let it dry. After that remove the pack by scrubbing with light hands.

12. Pineapple pulp and Honey

The pineapple and honey together help in reducing the effects of suntanning by reducing free radicals and inflammation.

To make this face pack just mix pineapple pulp and honey and apply it to the affected areas.

13. Aloe Vera gel

This home remedy of tanning doesn’t need any mixing. It is one of the easy and best remedies for sun tanning. Just buy the best aloe vera gel tube from the market and apply it directly to the affected area.

14. Cucumber Juice

Extract the cucumber juice and dip the cotton ball in it. Apply the cucumber juice with the help of cotton in the affected area. It is one of the best natural tan removals that helps in sunburnt and skin lightening.

15. Oatmeal and Buttermilk

Soak oatmeal in buttermilk and apply this to the tanned area. Rub gently it on the affected area and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water. This helps in improving the skin tone.

Read more: Home Remedies for Pigmentation on Face

And with this, we end our list of best home remedies for a suntan. You can see the change just after using these face packs for the first time. We hope you would try out these remedies. These packs would give you lovely glowing skin very quickly in spite of the sun rays being too harsh in the summers.

These are the best ways how to remove tan from the face. Do not forget that the best way to prevent tan is to avoid the sun as much as you can. Make the sunscreen and dupatta(to cover your face), your best friends! Do not forget to share which remedy worked really well for you with us.

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