5 effective home remedies to remove sun tan
With the summers arriving, most of you must be worrying about how to prevent your skin from sun tan. Tanning is a part of our skin’s natural defense mechanism against sun damage, but it can make your skin look dull. Here are 5 easy and natural DIY tan removal recipes to achieve bright, glowy skin effectively.
RECIPE #1 GRAM FLOUR AND CURD
This classic ubtan recipe is great at mild exfoliation and has skin brightening properties too. Mix 1 tablespoon of gram flour with enough curd and a pinch of turmeric. Apply this on the skin, leave it on until it is semi-dry and then rub it off in circular motions using wet hands. This ubtan can be used daily as a cleanser instead of soap.
RECIPE #2 ROSE WATER WITH ORANGE PEEL
Orange peel powder is rich in vitamin C which can fade hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone. Mix 1 teaspoon orange peel powder with rose water or any other hydrosol. Use this as an exfoliator 2-3 times a week regularly.
RECIPE #3 LICORICE ROOT AND KAOLIN CLAY
Licorice is a natural alternative to popular skin lightening ingredient hydroquinone. It contains tyrosinase inhibitors that fight pigmentation and lighten sun tan while kaolin clay offers mild exfoliating properties. Mix equal amounts of liquorice powder and kaolin clay with a hydrosol or milk and apply it as face mask twice a week.
RECIPE #4 HIBISCUS AND OATMEAL
Hibiscus flower is known to contain alpha hydroxy acids which help in evening out skin tone and reduce suntan. Take 1 teaspoon hibiscus petal powder with an equal amount of oatmeal and mix it with rose water, milk or honey. Leave it on the skin until it is almost dry and then scrub it off in circular motions.
RECIPE #5 SANDALWOOD AND TURMERIC
The combination of sandalwood and turmeric has been used widely in ayurvedic recipes to obtain brighter and glowing skin. Sandalwood cools down the skin while turmeric adds radiance to it. Mix ½ teaspoon of sandalwood powder, ¼ teaspoon of turmeric with 1 teaspoon of Fuller’s earth. Add rosewater, curd or milk to make a paste and apply it as a face pack.