In the summers, skin tanning is a major problem among all. Irrespective of the measures you implement to protect your skin, your skin suffers damage in varying degrees. The UV rays increase the melanin content in your skin which in turn makes the skin darker. This is called tanning. When one gets tanned, it is not possible to treat this skin damage overnight. But by implementing certain measures and following some tips, one can reduce the skin tan and treat it carefully.
There are many ways of dealing with sun tanned skin. The best way to stay protected is to avoid exposure to the sun rays during the day time. Using sunscreen lotion or cream is mandatory. It shields the skin from getting tanned and protects damage.
But if you have already sustained damage, you can use some simple homemade remedies that will help you to de-tan your skin effectively. Try these tips at your home-
- Prepare a mixture of sugar and lemon extracts. Apply it on your skin and leave it for say fifteen minutes at best. The cleansing agents present in sugar will purify your skin and the lemon extracts will encourage faster healing of the sun tanned skin.
- The best way to deal with a tanned skin is to use a potato pack. This is easily available in our kitchen. Peal one potato and blend it in grinder. The paste must be applied on the face neck and the exposed area of the body. Wash off after the pack dries up. This paste is very popular form of skin tanning treatment.
- · You can also use gram flour paste to treat your skin tanning. This is a very effective homemade remedy to lighten the skin tone and get rid of tanning. Prepare a paste by mixing gram flour and rosewater. Apply this paste on the skin and allow it to dry. After ten to fifteen minutes wash off with cold water and see the change in your skin tone. This pack will revitalize the skin and make it radiant and fresh.
- Use a curd pack at home and see the change in your skin tone. To prepare the curd pack, add gram flour and two spoonful of lemon juice to a cup of plain curd. Mix it well and apply it on the face. Leave this pack for fifteen to twenty minutes so that it dries. Now, wash off with cold water.
You can try your hand with these remedies at home and get rid of the tanning naturally without much effort and pain.