April 29, 2013

Skin Tan – No More a Worry

Ice cream melts in seconds. Yeah! Its summer time folks! The time, you get flashing dark and light stripes on skin after basking in the sun. Exposure to sunlight for some hours makes your skin look dark (Suntan) and even dry sometimes. Beware if you end up with Suntan, it’s going to be an arduous task to bring back your normal skin tone. Some use fairness cream that contain bleach, which can be harmful to your skin in long run. Here are a few natural and effective home-made remedies that helps get rid of sun tanned skin:

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Lemon + Cucumber with Rose water: Equal amounts of lemon and cucumber juice with rose water makes an effective face pack. While rose water and cucumber juice are just cooling agents, the citric acid in lemon helps in removing suntan.

Almonds: Soak a few almonds overnight in cold milk. Early in the morning, peel the skin of the soaked almonds and grind them into a paste with milk. Apply the paste on your skin, leave for 10 minutes and wash off in cool water. Within few days, you can see a ravishing reflection of yourself.

Yoghurt + Lemon: Mix lemon juice with yoghurt and apply it on your tan affected portions everyday for a week. This will help in reducing suntan to a great extent.

Buttermilk: It’s one of the proven remedies to evanesce suntan. Wash the tanned skin with buttermilk regularly. In just a few days, your skin tone will show the difference.

Lemon + Honey: Applying a mixture of lemon juice and honey helps in reducing tan and is the best anti-tan pack too.

Cucumber Juice: Apply fresh cucumber juice over the tanned skin for 10 minutes and wash it in cold water. You can mix cucumber paste with honey and apply it on the affected skin, to soothe the redness caused by sun. You can also rub fresh slices of cucumber to reduce tan. Cucumber is rich in Vitamin C and helps improving your skin tone naturally.

Potato: Rubbing freshly cut potato on your skin can reduce the suntan. You can also apply potato juice on the affected area. Regular application of potato juice will yield positive results. It’s not just for suntan, but also pimples, blackheads, especially for oily skin.

Lemon + Turmeric with Raw Milk: Prepare a paste of lemon juice and turmeric with raw milk. Apply the paste and allow it to dry. Wash off in cold water.

Mint Leaves: Regular application of ground mint leaves paste for 20 minutes can reduce suntan and also makes your skin soft.

Gram Flour + Lemon with Curd: Mix grounded gram and lime juice with curd and apply the paste on affected skin. Regular application of this paste will give effective results against suntan.

Coconut Water: Applying coconut water on tanned areas can help in getting rid of suntan. This will also make your skin supple and soft.

Aloe Vera: It’s a superb remedy for removing suntans. You need to apply aloe vera gel everyday on the affected area. This will lighten the skin tone in a week’s time.

Lemon + Honey + Almond Oil with Milk: Mix equal parts of lemon juice, milk powder, almond oil and honey. Apply it on your skin and allow it to dry. After 20 minutes, wash with cold water. This will give you best results if used thrice a day.

Sandalwood +Coconut Oil + Almond Oil: Prepare a mixture of sandalwood powder, almond oil and coconut oil. Apply this paste on the affected skin, leave it to dry for 30 minutes before rinsing it with cold water.

These are just a few home remedies to get rid of suntan and make your skin smooth, soft, and glowing. Do remember, it’s not possible to get positive effect overnight. Be consistent and regularly use any one of the remedies that best suits you, for excellent results. These natural remedies have been effective for ages and will certainly help you regain your lustrous skin.

Ruby Jones is an avid blogger. She identifies various free and discounted stuff like the coupon codes 2013, deals and offers. She also regularly contributes her findings related to fashion, beauty and other DIY stuff.

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  1. Aloe Vera gel is an excellent remedy for taking care of dark tans. It will lighten the skin in as little as a week, if applied everyday to the affected area. However, aloe has the property of making your skin photosynthetic and can darken it if you go out in the sun without sunscreen lotion. This makes it important to remember to use sunscreen every time you go out.

  2. Mithali3:21 PM

    Mixing together some honey and lemon juice and applying it on the affected area can be one of the best anti tan pack mixtures.

  3. Vinaya3:28 PM

    Papaya extract, believe it or not, is an effective home remedy that has been known to help whiten skin and even out skin tone. There are several soaps that contain papaya extract that are reasonably priced and work well for many people. Likas papaya soap is one of the more popular soaps that contains the papaya enzyme and extract. I would recommend giving this a try,

  4. Neeraja2:10 PM

    milk powder and honey pack
    Milk powder and honey pack: Prepare a paste adding equal quantity of milk powder, lemon juice, almond oil and honey. Apply it on the affected portions for at least 20 minutes. It will help reduce tan

  5. Devaki2:22 PM

    Coconut pack: Fresh coconut water makes the skin soft and fair. Using it twice in a day on hands and face can prove beneficial.

  6. kalavati2:42 PM

    Mix gram flour or besan with curd and lime juice and apply on the tanned skin. Keep for 15 minutes and wash off with water,easy way ti get rid of sun tan


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