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5 natural wonders to get rid of sun tan

Use natural ingredients for improving health and complexion of your skin during summer and bring back your radiant and charming skin

Deepa Gupta | New Delhi |

Come summers, we start looking for natural things the season has to offer to remove sun tan. Because the scorching heat, bright sun and relentless pollution can take a toll on your skin and impact the natural complexion and sheen, some real gifts provided by nature can infuse life in dull skin and relieve sun tanning.

Here are a few packs you can apply to remove sun tan:

Aloe vera gel, lemon juice and tomato paste: All the ingredients used in this method are great for removing tan from the skin. Take two tablespoons of fresh aloe vera pulp, one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and one tablespoon of fresh tomato paste. Mix all the ingredients well and apply all over your face and neck. Gently massage until it is completely absorbed into the skin. Leave for 15 minutes and then rinse off with water. You can use this remedy on your hands, arms, feet, back or any other part of the body which got tanned due to sun’s exposure.

Orange juice and yogurt: Orange is packed with vitamin C. This nutrient makes the skin appear fresh and rejuvenated. It would not be wrong to say that orange is one of the best tan removers, when it comes to home remedies. Yogurt also contains cleansing and tan removing properties. Take fresh orange juice and yogurt in equal quantities and mix well. Apply this paste on your face and neck and gently massage in circular motion. Leave for 30 minutes before rinsing off with water.

Honey and ripe papaya: These super foods easily remove sun tan from skin. Papaya contains proteolytic papain enzyme which is high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals. It helps in curing skin damage caused by sun. Since ancient times, honey is also said to be powerful ingredient for cleansing and reducing sun burns and give your skin a natural glow nourishing and brightening it. Take one tablespoon of papaya pulp and one tablespoon of honey. Mix them well and apply on face and neck. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with slightly warm water.

Cucumber, rose water and lemon juice: The ever cooling and mild astringent properties of cucumber help soothe the tanned or sun burnt skin. Mix cucumber juice, rose water and lemon juice in equal proportion and gently massage your face with this concoction for few minutes. Then leave for 10 minutes and rinse off with water. You will see the goodness of tan-removing real ingredients.

Gram flour, milk and turmeric: Gram flour is really useful as a tan-removing agent when applied to skin. Mix four teaspoons of gram flour, two teaspoons of milk and a pinch of turmeric powder to make a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and neck. Wash off after 20 minutes or when it becomes dry.

Finally, after completing any of these remedies, you will see instant glow and brightening effect on your skin. Since all the ingredients used in these tan-removing home solutions are 100 percent natural, so they have no side effects. People with sensitive skin may also use them safely. These nature’s wonders will surely leave your skin crystal clear and spotless.

You can try any of these procedures every alternative day for soothing the brown and red-spotted skin due to sun burns and removing every inch of skin tan.