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Effective home remedies to remove sun tan

Update : 01 Jun 2022, 15:19

Summer brings along with itself sunshine, mangoes and ice creams. What we don't like about the summer season is that it brings a lot of problems for our skin as well. The harmful rays of the sun can damage your skin really badly and it isn't really easy to get relief from it. One of the biggest summer skin problems is tanning. While a lot of products available in the market promise you relief from sun tanning, you don't know if they are loaded with any harmful chemicals. Here are natural ways by which you can quickly get rid of suntan.

Lemon juice
Lemon is a great ingredient to remove your sun tan. It is a natural bleaching agent too. Take one lemon and cut into two halves. Now start rubbing it on the tanned area and leave it for a few minutes. Wash off with normal water. 

Turmeric and milk

Using turmeric can be a great way to get rid of sun tan
Both turmeric and milk are believed to be great products for your skin. Take some milk in a bowl and add turmeric powder to it. Apply it on the tanned area and let it try. Wash off with water and you will see your skin lighten instantly.

Honey and papaya
While papaya acts as a skin bleaching agent, honey makes your skin smooth and moisturised. Both the ingredients work well on your skin to give relief from sun tan. Take some papaya cubes and mash them. Add 1 tbsp honey to it and mix well. Now apply it on your tanned skin and let it dry and wash.

Sandalwood powder 

Sandalwood has anti-inflammatory properties that are good for your skin tan
Sandalwood has anti-inflammatory properties that are good for your skin tan. It helps you lighten the skin tone. Take some sandalwood powder and mix it with rose water or plain water. Mix well and then apply on the tanned areas. Keep it for sometime and then wash.


Cucumber is a great veggie for sun tanned skin. It has cooling properties too. Take one cucumber and cut into small pieces. Now add to a blender and mix. Take out all the juice and apply it all over your tanned skin. Keep it on till the time it dries up. Wash with water. You can also add some lemon juice to it.

Fuller’s earth and rose water
The combination of fuller’s earth (Multani mitti) and rose water will help you achieve a lighter skin tone in just 30 minutes. Fuller’s earth and rose water, when combined, will give a soothing effect to your skin and the skin will cool down resulting in tan removal. Fuller’s earth also tightens the skin and gives it a glowy and youthful charm.

Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera stem gel can cause wonders for your skin. It can be found very easily in your garden itself. If you have aloe vera planted then the only thing you have to do is to cut a small part of the stem and flip it open. Inside the stem, you will find the transparent gel; applying it all over your tanned area and leaving it for 20-25 minutes will provide you instant results.


One of the best home remedies for tanned skin is potatoes

The only thing we need to do is to mash the potato properly, add 1 squeezed lemon along with some honey and apply all over the tanned area. Within 25 minutes, you can see visible results.

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