Summers are here and it’s as hot as it can get while you may hear all about why you should stay away from sun, but the fact is that you can’t stay holed up at home all day. The chances of getting sunburnt are also high during this time, which leads to severe skin tan.
Excessive exposure to ultra violate rays (UVA and UVB) of the sun accelerates melanin production in the skin that leads to darkening of exposed skin. Sun tan usually occurs on body parts that are exposed to sun such as, face, neck, arms, and legs.
So today I am going to share some home remedies to get rid of sun tan naturally.
Aloevera: Freh aloevera gel is one of the most soothing skin agents and lightens the skin. It also acts like a protective layer on the skin and moisturises it.
How to use: Mix the aloevera gel with lime juice ,apply this mixture on your skin and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water.
Lemon: Lime juice contains ascorbic acid which de-tans the skin.
How to use: Mix honey with lemon juice.Apply this mixture on your face and rinse off.
Mango: Mango is excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin c too, which is very essential for healthy and glowing skin. It treats pigmentation effectively and brings glow back after a tan.
How to use: Mash the mango and apply its pulp on the skin and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off .
Tomato: Tomatoes have lycopene, which acts as a natural sunscreen for the skin. The antioxidants in them also work well to fight cellular damage and lessen skin inflammation.
How to use: Apply the pulp on your skin,leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
Lime-Sugar Scrub:Sugar and lime work have a dual action to exfoliate the skin and de-tan it.
How to use: Mix sugar granules with lime juice and apply it on your face in slow and circular motion. Add some glycerin to this if you have dry skin. Rinse after 15 minutes.
Papaya: Papaya is very effective to get glowing skin. It smoothes the skin, giving it a radiant look.
How to use: Cut a papaya in small pieces and mash it in a bowl and applay the mixture on your face.Rinse after 10 minutes.
Potato-juice:Potato is another effective de-taning agent.
How to use: Blend sliced potato with water and lime juice. Apply this on the skin and rinse off after 20 minutes.
Fresh coconut water: Coconut water is also helps to remove skin blemishes and reduces tanning.
How to use: Mix coconut water with fuller’s earth(multani mitti)to make a paste.Apply this paste on your skin ,let it dry and then rinse it off.