Get ready to welcome the sun-sational summer. We enjoy summer thoroughly in different ways such as pool parties, Sunday brunches, camping, beach outing, but all these give us at least two tones of darker skin.
The pigments named melanin are produced by cells called melanocytes. As excessive UV rays fall onto the skin, melanin increases and eventually absorbs UV rays protecting the skin from sunburn. Because of UV ray’s absorption, melanin changes to dark brown and the tanning process is triggered.
Following tan removal remedies or getting anti-tan treatment is good, but it would be best if you also give maximum protection to your skin by using sun protection products such as sunblock lotion, sunscreen gels and sunlight sprays. Following are some remedies that you can follow to remove suntan naturally.
Home-made ubtan - Gram flour, turmeric and rose water. These ingredients are easily available and fantastic for removing tan. Mix 1 tablespoon of gram flour, 1/3rd teaspoon of turmeric with rose water and make a fine paste. If you have dry skin, you can mix aloe vera as well. Apply it all over your face and neck and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle some water and rub it for 1 minute and rinse it with lukewarm water. Gram flour and turmeric both are good for skin lightening and make it firmer.
Honey with lemon juice/papaya/pineapple/curd -
Anti Tan Combo Pack - This anti tan combo pack is suitable for all skin types. Mix one sachet of Tan Removing Milk Pack with Brightening Lotion to form a paste. Apply onto the face and neck. Rinse off after 15-20 minutes. The combination of brightening lotion and tan removing milk pack exfoliates your skin and helps to treat sunburns while lightening your complexion. This anti tan combo pack is the time saviour and a healthful way to remove suntan.
Prevention is always better than cure. Avoid maximum scorching sun exposure, if required apply use sunscreen, sunblock, etc. You can follow any of the above remedies for tan removal as they are completely natural and safe. Still, we would suggest going for a patch test.