#BeautyDiaries: This Magic Home Remedy Made My Tan Disappear!
Sharon AlphonsoLifestyle and Beauty Writer, POPxo
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When I was younger, I hated staying at home. I would always find an excuse to get out of the house and play in the sun with my friends every day. Over the years, my skin’s texture began to change drastically. It was only when I was 16 years old did I come to understand that what I had unconsciously put my skin through. Constantly exposing my skin to the sun made it dull, sometimes oily, but sometimes dry and tanned. Even worse, I started getting breakouts!
I started using different products to help brighten and clear my skin, but sadly, I was only left with disappointment. In fact, these beauty products made my skin feel even more lacklustre and dry. One afternoon, I overheard my mom talking to her sister about different home remedies to try out for clear skin. I liked the concept of experimenting with a natural ingredient for beauty purposes, but I was always worried about it not agreeing with my skin.
I later asked my mom and her sister if they knew how to get rid of a tan and acne naturally. They both suggested that I try making a homemade facial mask using tomatoes, dahi and lemon juice. The reason being that tomato juice works as a natural toner and treats oily complexion. While lemon juice helps brighten the the skin and finally, yoghurt does a fabulous job of moisturizing and nourishing it. After hearing this, I couldn’t wait to give it a shot.
The next morning, I woke up early, rushed into the kitchen, got hold of 2 ripe tomatoes, half a cup of dahi, and a small bowl of lemon juice. I then diced the tomatoes into tiny squares and mashed them up till I was left with just the pulp. I poured the pulp into the bowl that contained yoghurt and added lemon juice to the mix. I stirred all the ingredients well for a good 5 minutes.
After that, I dipped my finger tips into the paste and gently started applying it all over my face. I followed it up with a massage. I then left the pack on to dry for 10-15 minutes. Once the mask felt a bit hard, I used chilled water to wash it off.
I kid you not, but as soon as I washed my face, my skin immediately felt clear, soft and smooth. It had a natural radiance and was soft to touch. The results were truly amazing! It didn’t stop just there, I started using the pack twice every month and still swear by it years later.
I realized that no product out there could give me better results than what this natural face pack could do. It has not only agreed amazingly with my skin, but it has also banished the tan! Not to mention that the pack I used is so inexpensive and the ingredients can be easily found in your kitchen. Kudos to my aunt and mom for giving me this beauty tip. I will cherish it all my life!