It’s summer, and we’re thrilled about going sleeveless and making style statements with funky sunnies! But if there’s one thing we all detest, it’s the inevitable sun tan! Don’t worry, though - we’ve got you covered. Here are 7 super-effective sun tan home remedies you can try to deal with your summer woes!
When these two ingredients come together, magic happens! Papaya contains enzymes which work miracles for the skin. It’s great for skin exfoliation, removes dead skin cells and can help lighten the skin. Honey, on the other hand, helps moisturize the skin and keep it soft. Step 1 - Cut a portion of papaya, and mash it up till it turns into a pulp. Step 2 - Pour the pulp into a bowl, and add a tablespoon of honey. Step 3 - Mix both the ingredients with each other. Step 4 - Gently apply the paste on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes. Step 5 - Wash it off with lukewarm water.
The vitamin C in oranges is perfect for banishing blemishes, fight ageing and maintaining your skin’s tightness. And yoghurt acts as a natural moisturizer, bleaching agent and coolant for the skin. Step 1 - Pour a little bit of orange juice into a glass bowl. Step 3 - Add a spoonful of yogurt into the bowl. Step 4 - Mix well, and apply to your face. Step 5 - After 30 minutes, wash it off with water.
Strawberries and milk cream is a combination that can help you beat the tan like a boss! They also help improve your complexion by banishing freckles and getting rid of dark spots. Step 1 - Grab a handful of strawberries and crush them using a spoon until it becomes a paste. Step 2 - Add 2 tablespoons of milk cream to the paste. Step 3 - Mix well, and apply it to your face. Step 4 - Keep on for 20-30 minutes, then wash it off.
Turmeric has plenty of beneficial properties for your skin, and besan acts as a great scrub for tan removal. A mix of both is perfect for getting rid of dark spots and freckles and, of course, lightening that tan. Step 1 - In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of besan, 1 tablespoon of thick milk, a pinch of turmeric, chilled rose water and a pinch of grated orange peels. Step 2 - Using a face brush, apply it on your face and let it sit there for 20 minutes. Step 3 - Dip a ball of cotton in water, wipe the mask off, then pat your face dry.
When you have a tan, a face pack with tomato, masoor dal and aloe vera is a great idea because it helps in skin cleansing, brightening and rejuvenation. Step 1 - Take a tablespoon of masoor dal and soak it in water for about 20-30 minutes. Step 2 - Beat it using a blunt object like a spoon until it turns into a paste. Step 3 - Add aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of tomato puree. Step 4 - Mix well and apply on your face. Step 5 - After 20-30 minutes, when the mask has dried, wash it off with water.
Buttermilk and oatmeal do wonders for your skin. They heal rashes, improve skin texture, remove dead cells and exfoliate skin. If you want to get rid of your tan, this is a face mask you should definitely try. Step 1 - In a glass bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and buttermilk. Step 2 - Mix well and using a brush to gently apply on your face. Step 3 - Massage well so that the mixture sinks into your skin. Step 4 - Let it settle for 30 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Lemon juice has natural bleaching properties that are perfect for getting rid of a tan. And rose water and cucumber juice have hydrating and cooling properties. Together, they make for a fab combo to get rid of dark spots and your tan. Step 1 - Take a tablespoon of all three liquids - rose water, cucumber and lemon juice. Step 2 - Mix them well in a bowl. Step 3 - Dip a cotton ball in the mix and apply it to your face. Step 4 - Let it settle on your face for 15-20 minutes. Step 5 - Wash it off with chilled water. Images: shutterstock.com MUST-READ: Sunburn, Boils, Rashes? Your Cheatsheet For Surviving Summer! MUST-READ: Pucker Up! Your Guide to Delicious Summer Lips