Sun tan is a problem that everyone faces every once in a while. Even though a little tan makes you look pretty but over tanned skin makes you look dull and dehydrated. Mostly severe tan occurs during summers when the sun rays get harsh and fall directly on our skin. Basically tan is how the body defends our skin from the sun. Melanin gets generated in our body which absorbs the harsh UV rays from the sun and gives us tan in return. But when we expose our skin a little too much in sun, it leads to severe tans and sometimes sunburns.
Although there is noquick way to get rid of tan, there are a few home-made remedies which can help you quicken the process of de-tanning. Although there are a lot of products available in the market which claim to remove the tan easily and quickly, the harsh chemicals in them can harm your skin even more. Going natural never goes out of trend. Let us discuss some effective home remedies to solve your tan problems at home.
Tomato is one of the most effective home remedies for removing tan. Not only it removes the tan from the skin but it also removes the dead cells, hence rejuvenating your skin. Tomato also acts as an excellent sunscreen and hence prevents your skin from sun damage, thereby reducing the tans and repairing the damaged skin. Also, tomato is an annual product and extremely easy to get your hands on.
Yogurt also has tan removing properties as it extracts heat from the body. It can be mixed with wheat flour and can be applied to the face, hands, and legs where the tan has occurred to get even more effective results. It also softens your skin and makes your skin glow.
Lemon has an abundant amount of vitamin C and hence is an excellent tan removing agent. Lemon can be used directly on the skin by rubbing a slice of it over the area on which tan has occurred. When used on face, not only it helps in getting rid of tan but it also evens out the skin tone and helps in getting rid of acne and acne marks.
Aloe Vera is a remedy for almost every problem. Right from hair problem to tanning, aloe Vera cured them all. Rubbing the aloe Vera gel or the natural direct Aloe Vera on the tanned skin can help you get rid of the tan very quickly and easily. Aloe Vera also soothes the skin and makes skin soft and smooth.
Potato is another common food product that you can easily find at your home. Potato, when rubbed on the tanned skin, soothes it and thus helps you to get rid of the awful tan that has occurred on your skin. All you need to do is slice or grate a raw potato and rub its juice over the tanned area and wash it off after 15-20 minutes. You may mix it up with lemon as well for better results.