Sun tan makes your skin look too dull and lifeless. Though sunscreen claims to protect the skin from sun damage, still the condition of the skin is not the same when you return home after exposing to sun. When you expose to hot sun, your skin increases the melanin production in order to protect your skin from the UV rays. Good thing, but unfortunately it changes the skin color, causes pigmentation, freckles, patches..which makes you anxious :-(( ……No more worries… just keep these most responsive remedies available at home, use whenever your skin had an exposure to sun. Go through the top 6 tips for reducing sun tan.
1) Lemon Juice, Rose water, Cucumber:-
A mixture of Lemon juice, Rose water and Cucumber is a very easy and quick responsive remedy to remove sun tan. The Vitamin C in lemon juice removes the dead cells. Lemon juice contains 5% to 6% of citric acid which is a huge quantity, enough to effectively bleach the skin and remove tan.
Sun steals the moisture and your skin gets very dry with a dark layer.This in turn results in premature ageing of skin.Cucumber and Rose water are cooling agents. They soothe the skin and helps the skin to regain the lost moisture.
Add one two tbsp lemon juice, two tbsp rose water and 4 tbsp cucumber paste to a bowl. Mix well and apply to the tanned skin. Leave for 15 minutes and wash with cold water.
2)Lemon juice, Aloe vera:-
Aloe Vera is antiseptic and anti inflammatory. It kills bacteria and fungi on the skin, deep cleanses the pores blocked due to grim, pollution and make up residues, prevents acne, removes fine lines and fades away all the blemishes. It is the most popular natural sunscreen which not only cures the sun damage but also prevents further damage by boosting the skin health. It locks the moisture in the skin, makes it soft and supple.
Add one tbsp lemon juice to 3-4 tbsp Aloe Vera gel. Mix well and apply to skin. Leave for 15 minutes and wash with cold water.
3) Barberry Powder :-
Barberry root powder looks and smells like turmeric powder and it is popularly known as “maanu turmeric” or “daaru haldi” in India. It is the ultimate and proud skin care product most popularly mentioned in Indian Vedas. It works like a magic to remove skin discoloration, cleanse, to lighten the skin color, prevent acne and there goes a great list of the benefits it does to skin.
Add a little Barberry powder to sufficient raw milk just to make into a smooth paste. Apply to skin and let it dry. Wash with cold water. Discover your glowing skin. You can also add a pinch of raw turmeric powder if Barberry root powder is not available (not a complete substitute though )
This pack can also be made by mixing a pinch of Barberry powder to curd if your skin is too dehydrated.
4) Sandalwood and Rose water:-
Sandalwood soothes the skin, gives a cooling effect. It makes your skin soft and glowing. Sun burns, cuts, heat rash and dark spots will be cured quickly. Mix rose water in sandalwood powder to make a smooth paste. Apply over skin leave for 20 minutes or until it dries. Wash with cold water.
5) Saffron and Milk :-
Saffron is well known for its skin lightening properties. It helps in skin toning, tan removal, brightening, removing acne and pimples. Soak few strands of the colorful saffron in 2 tbsp of hot milk for an hour.Blend it by pressing with fingers and apply on face. Leave for 20 mins and wash with cold water. Regular use will definitely improve the skin complexion.
With all the best qualities that coconut possess, it’s also very helpful in removing skin tan. It works magic for your skin inside out. Drink tender coconut water every day and don’t throw away the white creamy fleshy part. Mash it with your fingers to make into a smooth paste. Apply over the skin and leave for at least 20 minutes