Wednesday, 17 September 2014


A majority of people look for methods which can help them remove the tan. The most common and easiest way is to apply a sunscreen with high SPF to your skin while going out. It is effective to some level. But the high chemical content can possibly lead to skin allergies. As a natural alternative, there are a few effective home remedies you can use to remove skin tan. Here are a few effective ones.

1. Tomato 

Applying a sliced tomato on the skin directly is one of the easiest and safest method to remove the tan. Tomatoes are readily available at home. Take them out from the refrigerator cut it into two slices and rub it directly to your skin. Do it for 5 minutes then leave it as it is for sometime. As it dries up, wash it with cold water. It gives a cooling effect to the skin and the skin feels fresh and rejuvenated. It doesn’t require much effort and is safe to use for all type of skin. You can try the same thing with cucumber and it’s juice. It also gives beneficial results.

2. Lemon juice

Make a paste of two teaspoon of milk powder, half teaspoon honey, a few drops of lemon juice, and half a teaspoon of almond oil. Lemon is famous for it’s bleaching properties. Apply this paste on your tanned skin and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash it with cold water after it completely dries up. This pack helps in recovering the shine and removing tan. Applying baby oil on your skin before a bath also gives good results against tanning.

3. Oatmeal and curd 

Make a paste of two teaspoon of oatmeal with half teaspoon curd and one teaspoon tomato juice. Apply this pack on your skin. Keep it for 20 minutes or till the time it gets dry. Then wash it away with water. If you are in a hurry then you apply curd and tomato juice using a slice of tomato or your finger tips. Leave it for 5 minutes and then wash off. Both curd and tomato are good cleanser. Adding Epsom salt to your bathing water and regular use of it also helps in fading the tan.

4. Orange peel 

Take some dried powdered of orange peel and mix it with two teaspoon of gram flour. Add a teaspoon of curd in it and few drops of coconut oil. Make a fine paste and apply it as a mask on all over your skin. Allow it to dry. Wash it off after 10 minutes. It helps in reducing the tan as well as blemishes and scars on the face. Orange peel can be made at home very easily. Take orange peel and allow it to dry completely in direct sunlight. When it dries up completely then powder them in a grinder. This powder can be preserved for later use.

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