Summers are back and it’s time to take out and flaunt those shorts and dresses. We all know the importance of sunscreen and that it should be worn year around. Even though, most of us take the necessary precautions before going out in the sun but sometimes we still end up with a suntan on our face and the exposed areas of our body. We can either go to the salons for expensive treatments or remove the tan ourselves by using the natural ingredients available in the kitchen.
Fresh coconut water is very effective in treating suntan if used immediately after coming indoors. You can either wash your face with it or can even keep it on for sometime and wash off with plain water once it has dried.
Dilute lemon juice with water and apply it on your face. Wash it off after a few minutes when it has dried.
Gently massage plain yogurt on your face for a few minutes and after that leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and pat dry.
Potato and Lemon Juice
This one is my personal favorite. Grate half a potato and squeeze out its juice. Mix lemon juice with it and apply on your face and all the exposed parts of your body. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Tomato acts as a natural bleach and is very effective in reducing suntan. Apply the juice of tomato and wash it off with cold water after 15 minutes.
Soak some almonds overnight and blend them with some cream or milk to make a smooth paste. Apply this to your face and keep it on for an hour before washing off with water.
Chickpea Flour, Yogurt and Lemon
Mix chickpea flour or besan, yogurt and lemon in equal quantities to make a smooth paste. Apply this to your face and all the other areas affected by suntan. Wash it off after 10 minutes.
Grate a cumber and squeeze out its juice. Apply this to your skin and wash off after 20 minutes.
Make a smooth paste out of papaya pulp and gently massage it on your skin. After that leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Rose water can also be used to remove tan. Washing your face regularly with Rose water will reduce the effects of suntan and give it a pinkish glow.
All these home remedies are very effective but need time and patience. They don’t give you instant results but work slowly and also improve the overall health and texture of your skin. Also, never use two different remedies on the same day because your skin needs to get used to a particular pack before you switch to another.