1. Lemon Juice And Honey
Apply the mixture of lemon juice and honey to your skin. Let it dry for 30 minutes then wash it off with a mild cleanser. Along with removing tan, this will also remove the dead cells from the surface.
The bleaching effect of lemon helps to remove tan quickly. It also contains Vitamin C, which is a great tan removal agent. The citric acid in lemon also helps in the removal of acne and lightening of the dark spots.
2. Coconut Milk
Soak some cotton in fresh coconut milk and dab it all over the face. Leave it till it gets absorbed into the skin or dries completely. Wash it with a mild cleanser. As coconut milk is nourishing and hydrating for the skin. It helps to restore the lost moisture. Also, the vitamin C and mild acids help in tan removal. Rather than applying it, you can also use de-tanning treatments with coconut milk as the base. It is smooth, soft, and cleans the skin, perfect for dry skin.
3. Oatmeal And Buttermilk
Add 2 teaspoons of oats or oatmeal, soak them in half a cup of water and mix for about five minutes. Add 2-3 teaspoons of plain buttermilk to the soaked oats and make a good paste. You can add honey to moisturize your skin. Apply the paste over your face, neck, arms, and other areas affected by tanning. Rubbing in a circular motion will help more. Oatmeal has the properties of exfoliating and cleansing the skin. Buttermilk is rich in lactic acid which removes tan.
4. Saffron and Milk
Add few strands of saffron to some milk then apply it to affected areas. It provides moisture to the skin. Being a traditional beauty ingredient, saffron is found in Indian households. It is known to improve skin texture, treats pigmentation, pimples, dark circles, acne, and lighten dark skin. This is a good way to get rid of tan giving your skin textures a royal touch as it includes saffron.
5. Sandalwood and Turmeric
Sandalwood mixed in milk or coconut water is generally used as a pack. Adding turmeric can make it more effective for removing tan. Sandalwood has cooling and soothing properties that relieve the skin damaged by the sun. The healing properties of turmeric and exfoliating properties of milk work well to remove tan. This combination is widely used locally as it is trusted in households.
6. Multani Mitti And Rose Water
Again a well-known remedy!! Add some Multani Mitti to rose water according to your facial area. Apply a smooth layer of this paste over the affected areas and let it dry. Then wash it off with water or a mild cleanser. Multani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth is a good coolant and soothes sunburns. It also makes your skin radiant and removes tan. You can also use honey or milk in this combination, as per your skin type.
7. Almond Scrub
- Make a paste of almond by grinding it under rose water. Use the paste as a tan removal scrub on the affected areas of your skin. Again feel free to add some lemon into the paste to increase its effectiveness in removing tan on oily skin type. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E which nourishes the skin and heals it from any damage caused by the sun. The bleaching properties of almonds also help in removing tan.
Cut some fresh cucumbers and extract the juice and apply it over the affected zones of your skin. Let it dry then wash it off. Cucumber is a good coolant, helps remove tans. They are beneficial for sunburnt skin too. When ingested it also shows a cooling effect and helps to reduce your body heat. You can also add some lemon juice to the cucumber juice for mild bleaching benefits or some honey for dry skin.
9. Lemon And Sugar
Mix equal quantities of lemon juice and sugar granules to make a nice scrub for tanned skin. Store this scrub in an airtight jar and refrigerate it for further use. You can apply this scrub every alternate day. Sugar being a great exfoliant, will remove the dead and dark cells that are built upon the skin. While lemon being rich in Vitamin C and citric acid helps in removing the tan from the skin.
10. Aloe Vera
Pluck a leaf carefully, split it open and scoop out the aloe vera gel with a spoon or a knife. Apply the aloe vera gel smoothly over the areas affected by tan. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes then wash it off after it dries. Aloe Vera gel has a healing property and smoothes one skin. It also promotes cell growth and provides relief from sunburns.