Hello Summer ! Why do you have to get tan along ? Temperature has been going up like crazy and the Sun is like a slap on the face. 5 mins under the Sun is enough to get me tanned with an uneven skin tone. I hate it !
A suntan is actually the skin’s reaction to an injury inflicted by ultraviolet light rays. It takes moths for the tan to fade naturally. Look at yourself in the mirror. If you see yourself 2-3 shades darker or an uneven skin tone. You can try these remedies to reverse the tan and restore your healthy looking skin.
Prevention is better than cure :
It’s best to use Sunblock all year round to prevent tanning. If you are already tanned, stop now and grab a sunblock. You don’t want to make it worse. Take an Oath to NEVER EVER step outside without a Sunscreen/Sunblock during the day. It will help protect your skin from the harmful rays of Sun and prevent tanning. In addition, sunblock can help minimize the “aging” effect sun exposure has on the skin, which includes wrinkles and a “leathery” appearance.
I use Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Daily Multi-Function Sunblock SPF 70 PA+++. The more the SPF, better the protection. Choose your Sunscreen wisely ! Apply it generously all over the exposed area at least 20 mins before setting out in the Sun.
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells that collect on the outer surface of the skin. It remove the to layer of dead skin and reveals new skin beneath. Exfoliation really helps in getting rid of tan quickly and improve the texture of your skin.
You can find many effective scrubs in the market to exfoliate your skin. I like St. Ives Apricot scrub the most. You can also place sugar granules on a slice of lemon and rub it gently until the granules dissolves. It works like a charm !
Face Pack :
There are thousands of face packs available in the market to remove the tan and make your skin radiant. I like the beauty pack by Aroma Magic. You are choose the pack as per your skin requirements,
Avoid Sun :
Try and avoid Sun as much as you can. Use scarves and umbrella for extra protection. Cover yourself as from head to toe. I know, summers calls for those sexy shots and sleeveless tops but if you skin is damaged, you might want to consider this to prevent further damaging.
Homemade remedies :
Remember those treasured face packs Grandma use to apply ? They really work ! You won’t see the difference overnight but be patient, the results will be wonderful.
- Mix together some gram flour (besan), lime juice, a pinch of turmeric and some curd or milk and apply on the affected area on a regular basis. When dried, remove it massaging in circular motions. Trust me, it gives best results against tanning.
- Honey and lemon juice can work as the best anti tan pack. Mix two tablespoons of honey with few drops of lemon juice and applying it on the affected area . Leave it for few minutes and wash it off with cold water.
- To keep your knees, elbows and other patchy areas smooth and clean, apply fresh lemon juice. Keep it on for at least 15 minutes and wash it off.
- Make a pack by mixing a tablespoon of oats with buttermilk and apply it on your face or body to get rid of tanning from body parts. Buttermilk soothes and softens the skin and since oats help in exfoliating the skin, the mixture can prove to be beneficial.
I hope these remedies will help you to get red of Suntan and give back healthy glow y skin.
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