Sun Tan Effects:
Sun tan causes various skin problems such as:
Premature Aging of Skin
In extreme cases it can lead to Skin Cancer
Homemade Face Packs to Remove Sun Tan
Cucumber, Rose Water and Lemon Juice Pack:
The acidic property of lemon acts as a natural bleach in removing tan and fighting pimples. The cucumber juice and rose water acts as cooling agents for soothing the blemished skin. Take a table spoon each of cucumber juice, lemon juice and rose water and mix in a bowl. Apply with cotton on tanned areas, wait for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water. Apply this pack every day after you get back home from the sun.
Besan and Turmeric Face Pack:
This pack is a combo of bleaching and scrubbing with the wonder ingredient: Turmeric. Mix 2 tablespoons of besan, a pinch of turmeric, 1 table spoon of milk, and 1 table spoon of crushed orange peel in a bowl with cold rose water. Apply on clean face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Moist the dried areas by sprinkling water on it and slowly remove the pack by scrubbing gently in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. Apply this pack once in two days for effective exfoliation and tan removal.
The enzymes in papaya are known for skin renewal, whitening, exfoliation and restoration. Honey helps in moisturizing and softening the skin. For this pack, take ½ cup of ripe papaya pulp and mash it well, add a table spoon of honey to it and mix well. Apply on clean face and dry for 30 minutes. Rinse off with water.
Tomato, Yogurt and Lemon Juice Face Pack:
This pack works wonders in removing dark spots and pigmentation from sun tanned skin. The citric property of tomato, yogurt and lemon juice works as natural bleach. In addition, tomato juice works as a natural toner to shrink open pores and reduce oiliness of skin. In order to prepare this pack mix 2 table spoon of tomato pulp, 1 Table spoon of lemon juice and 1 table spoon of yogurt in a bowl and apply on face. Let it dry for 30 minutes. Wash with cold water. The tomato juice may cause a sensation of itchiness in the beginning, but it will mellow down with regular application.
Aloe Vera, Masoor Daal (Red Lentil) and Tomato Face Pack:
Masoor daal helps in clearing even the extreme of tanning. This, in association with aloe vera gel and tomatoes acts as a complete skin rejuvenator. Soak a table spoon of masoor daal in water for 20 minutes and then make a rough paste. Mix this paste with fresh aloe vera gel and 1 table spoon tomato pulp and massage on face and neck. Keep for 20 minutes and rinse off with water.
Oat Meal and Butter Milk Exfoliating Pack:
Butter milk helps in soothing skin and healing blisters and oatmeal acts as a natural scrub that exfoliates skin, removes blackheads and dead cells. Mix 2 table spoon of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of butter milk and apply on face and body. Gently massage in circular motion. Let it stay for 15-20 minutes and cleanse with water.
Orange Juice and Yogurt Face Pack:
Orange is rich in vitamin C that helps fight skin blemishes. Collagen found in orange slows down the process of skin aging and helps in skin tightening. Yogurt acts as a natural bleach and moisturizer to make skin soft and supple. Mix 1 table spoon each of yogurt and orange juice and apply on face. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse off with water.
Potato and Lemon Juice Face Pack:
Potatoes make mouthwatering snacks indeed, but it has huge benefits for skin too! Potato is loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and fibers. Potato juice helps treat skin aging, blemishes and sun burn. It sooths the skin and calms it. Extract the juice of one potato using a grinder, mix a table spoon of lemon juice with it and apply on face and other affected areas. Let it dry for 30-40 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
Strawberry and Milk Cream Face Pack:
This yummy berry has skin lightening agents that help in improving skin complexion and reducing dark spots, pigmentation and freckles. Crush 4 strawberries and mix with 2 table spoon of milk cream and apply on face. Let it stay for 30 minutes and rinse off with water
Milk Powder, Honey and Almond Oil Face pack:
Milk powder works wonders in moisturizing skin, reducing effects of sun tan and imparting a clearer tone and texture to skin. Mix 2 table spoon of milk powder with 1 table spoon of honey and a few drops of almond oil and apply on face. Leave it on face for 20 minutes before washing off with water.
Sandal Wood and Coconut Water Pack:
Due to its medicinal qualities, Sandal wood has been used for healing since time immemorial. Sandal wood powder or paste works as a natural skin cleanser removing impurities and dead cells. It also acts as a soothing balm and helps heal blemishes and blisters. Mix a table spoon of sandal wood powder with coconut water to make a thick paste and add a few drops of almond oil to it. Apply on face and neck, dry for 20 minutes and wash off with water.
Saffron and Fresh Cream Face Pack:
Saffron (Kesar) has been an age old ingredient for skin care. Saffron helps in natural skin brightening, toning, tan removal, and fighting acne and pimples. Soak a few strands of saffron in 2 tablespoons of milk cream overnight. Blend with fingers and apply on face evenly. Let it dry for 20 minutes and wash off with water. This pack also works as a deep moisturizer.
Pineapple and Honey Face Mask:
With its tangy and fresh flavor, Pineapple is the king of tropical fruits. The enzymes in pineapple help in removing dead cells from tanned and burnt areas. Vitamin C in pineapples helps reduce the aging effects of the sun such a fine lines, freckles and wrinkles. Mix 2 table spoon of pineapple pulp with one tablespoon of honey and apply on face, wait for 3-5 minutes and wash thoroughly with water.
Multani Mitti and Aloe Vera Gel Pack:
When it comes to overall skin care, there is nothing like fuller’s earth. It cools and sooth skin burns and helps reduce skin irritation, rashes, acne and blemishes. Aloe Vera gel lightens skin tone and acts as a natural cleanser. Mix 2 table spoon of fuller’s earth with a table spoon of aloe vera gel, rose water can also be added to dilute the mixture. Apply on face and neck and let it dry for half an hour. Clean face with cold water.
Cornmeal and Lemon Juice Face Scrub:
Cornmeal helps in effective removal of dead cells and black heads from skin. Cornmeal face scrub is especially effective for oily skin because it removes excess oil and sebum from skin without drying it. Mix 2 table spoon of cornmeal with 1 table spoon each of lemon juice and yogurt and apply on face. Gently massage in circular motion with your fingers for 2 minutes. Leave it on face for 15-20 minutes and cleanse with water.
Wheat Flour Face Pack:
Applying wheat flour on the skin can help in improving skin tone, fade away dark spots and uneven skin tone. Make a paste using 2 table spoons of wheat flour and water and apply on face. The paste should not be too thick. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off with water and get softer and brighter skin.
Aloe Vera is a great cooling and refreshing agent. It has moisturizing properties as well. If you can get your hands on this magic plant from Mother Nature, then you can get rid of tanned skin in just about 2-3 months of regular use. Here is how you can extract it.
Slit the skin of the leaves length wise and take out the mucous with a spoon.
Beat with spoon till it becomes frothy.
Use this on tanned surface of skin from face to hands and shoulders.
And if you lack the patience to extract it, you can also use pure aloe vera gels from any good brands.
Tomato juice is known for its anti-puffiness and mild de-pigmentation properties. Squeeze out juice from it and apply onto face. Better still, use chilled refrigerator kept tomatoes. Let it remain for 15-20 minutes and then wash off. This will help you get rid of tan with regular use.
Potato is also known for its mild bleaching and cleansing properties. Take a clean potato and grate it. Take the juice by squeezing it and use on the face with cotton balls. Doing this regularly will definitely get you rid of your tan.
This is yet another natural exfoliator that gently removes dead skin, revealing younger and brighter looking skin naturally. Make a paste of whole green gram dal after soaking it for a few hours. Apply this paste thrice a week to rid yourself of sun tan.
When used by itself, almond too can not just relieve you from the side effects of a sun tan like burning and sensation, but it can also fight sun tan and make your skin healthier from within.
Sour curd has great bleaching properties. Use it on tanned surfaces for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off. Do regularly to get rid of tan completely.
If your sun burns are severe, you may also rub in some ice cubes to reduce the burning and itchiness that often accompanies a bad case of sun tan. Alternatively, simply soak in a bath of cold water to alleviate the symptoms of sunburn.
Aloe with Multani Mitti:
Fuller’s earth, often referred as multani mitti colloquially, is all you need for a complete skin care. It cools and soothes acne to sun burns in a matter of a few days, and yes, it does not leave a hole in your pocket either!
Fresh Cream and Saffron:
Pregnant women in the hope to get a fair baby often ingest saffron or Kesar. An age old ingredient to treat the skin, Kesar, when mixed with fresh cream, can remove even the last blotches of sun tan in the most natural way.
Blend a few strands of high quality saffron with milk cream and apply the paste on your skin. Leave it on overnight. Not only does it help beat sun tan, but also fights acne and pimple. Now that is two birds with one stone, isn’t it?
Lemon Juice and Cornmeal:
Cornmeal face packs are the talk of the town today, and why not! A natural exfoliator, cornmeal can make even the dullest skins look fresh and radiant. It does away with dead skin and removes excessive oil from, leaving behind skin that you will simply love!
Massage the cornmeal and lemon juice mixture into your skin in circular motions. Leave this scrub on for about 20 minutes before you cleanse your skin with cold water to treat sun tan.
A natural soother, sandalwood paste is what you need if you have returned from a trek with a bad sun tan. Simply apply the sandalwood paste daily before bedtime. You can either wash it off once it becomes dry or leave it on overnight for best results.
Coconut Water and Sandalwood Pack:
Loaded with medicinal properties, sandalwood makes a cheap yet effective tan removal product when combined with the goodness of coconut water. Mix a tbsp of sandalwood powder with coconut water. You can add a few drops of almond extract too. Together they will not just rejuvenate and cleanse your skin, but also soothe your sunburns and remove tan naturally. Hence this is one of the best home remedies for removing tan.
We often use lemon juice to remove scars on the face. But, we can also use it to reduce tan without making the skin dry. So, to do this, slice up a lemon and rub it on the tanned areas. Leave it on for a few minutes before you hit the bath. Doing this regularly will help you get rid of tan successfully over a period of 2-4 months. Patience is the key for natural remedies.
Fruit face packs
Cherry and Strawberry Face Pack :
Cherries have anti-aging and lightening effect on the skin as it is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A &C, iron, potassium and iron. Mixed with strawberry andhoney,the pack becomes a complete skin tonic. The pack can be easily prepared by crushing cherry and strawberry and adding a spoon of honey in it. Apply the paste on the face and leave it for 30 minutes before washing
Apple and Orange face pack :
Apples is a delicious fruit that is rich in Vitamin A ,B & C and oranges are rich in Vitamin A,B & E, By adding turmeric powder the face pack is beneficial in treating bacterial infection and improving the Prepare the pack by blending apple and orange pieces and adding some honey and turmeric. Add a little milk to make it into a smooth paste and apply it on the face and neck. Wash it clean after half an hour.
Mango and Curd Fruit Face Pack
Mango and curd together make a pack that helps in removing dullness from the skin and in cell regeneration. Mix the pulp of mango with a spoon of curd. Apply it on the face and wash it after 20 minutes.
Avocado and kiwi face pack :
Avocado and kiwi together make a pack that is rich in Vitamin A B, C & E and potassium. Mash peeled avocado and kiwi to make a fine paste. Apply this paste on the face and rinse it off after 15 minutes.
Kiwi and banana Face Pack is a perfect pack to brighten dull skin and reduce the signs of aging. Mash banana and kiwi into a paste and add some curd to it. Apply it on the face and wash it after 30 minutes.
Peach, Tomato, and Honey Face Pack is a natural cleanser which gives a glowing skin. Mash tomato and peach together and add some honey to the paste.
Watermelon Face Pack
Watermelon is a natural facial cleanse on its own. Simply make a paste of few slices of watermelon and gently apply it onthe face and neck. Let it set for 10-20 minutes before washing it with cold water.
Pomegranate Face Mask
Pomegranates are one of the best fruit that can be used to rejuvenate the skin and has anti-aging properties. Crush pomegranate seeds and apply them on the face, they are perfect exfoliators to remove dead skin cells.
Orange Peel and Yogurt Pack
Oranges is a common fruit that is fully packed with nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. Orange peel, pulp and juice contain abundance of vitamin C. They all areused to make different types of face packs. Oranges help to improve the texture of the skin, give a magnificent glowing texture. Italso helps to get rid of the excess oils from the skin. A simple massage withorange juice on the face in circular motions is enough to work wonders. Alternately take orange peel powder and mix it with some curd to make it a paste. Apply it on the face and neck. Leave it on for twenty minutes and wash off with lukewarm water
Mixed Fruit Face Pack
consists of all the beneficial properties of all fruits. It makes a perfect pack for oily skin. Make a paste of assorted fruits and massage the paste on the face and neck. Wash it off after 10 minutes.
Blueberry and strawberry pack
Just like strawberries, blueberries are also a source of antioxidants which help to repair the damage done to skin from the sun or acne. This pack is made by making a pulp of blueberry, and strawberry. Add some oats to make it into a paste and apply it on face in a circular motion. It acts as a perfect cleanser and exfoliator. It also helps in reducing the signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. It is an instant pack that will leave the skin radiant, hydrated and glowing.
Best Tan Removal Creams Available In India
Nature’s Essence Lacto Tan Clear:
Lacto Tan Clear is a next to perfect anti tan cream that is enriched with milk proteins, honey and geranium oil. It helps in removing epidermal suntan, while restoring the natural fairness of the skin. It also prevents pigmentation caused due to harmful sun rays.
Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Crème:
This product by Lotus Herbals is a 3 in 1 tan removing cream that also offers skin whitening and brightening properties. It has enriched grape extracts, mulberry extracts, and milk enzymes, which are well known fairness agents. The cream also prevents the skin from future damage and darkening that is caused due to the harmful UVB & UVA rays.
Auravedic Pure Brightening Whitening Radiance Sunblock Lotion
This lotion comes as a perfect solution for your sun damaged skin. It also keeps your skin hydrated for health and glow. It helps in skin whitening without giving any side-effects and is suitable for all types of skin. Unlike other lotions, this is non-sticky lotion, which works as a mask for protecting the skin from harmful sunrays.
Makari Anti UV Whitening Cream:
Makari Anti UV whitening cream is a clearing cream, which not only helps in skin whitening but also prevents the formation of tan again, thus helping you maintain clear complexion. This cream is suitable for all types of skin and is dermatologically tested too.