Home Remedies for Sun Tanned Skin

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Unlike in Western countries where most are fond of a tanned appearance, people in Eastern countries (India, China, Korea, etc.) do not favor this look. They consider it unaesthetic and unattractive. Thus, in the summer, many people complain about sun tanned skin. The sun’s ultraviolet rays increase production of melanin in the body, which results in sun tanned skin. After getting a sun tan, it is not easy to bring your skin back to a normal state but with patience and care it can be done.

suntan girlInstead of spending money on expensive cosmetic products, you can try some natural treatments. There are many simple natural treatments that can lighten a sun tan and restore a lighter complexion. Here are the top 10 remedies for sun tanned skin.

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon is great for curing sun tanned skin due to its natural bleaching properties.

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  • You can simply apply some fresh lemon juice on the affected skin area and allow it to dry before washing the area with water.
  • You can also add some sugar to lemon juice and apply it on the skin. Sugar is an excellent cleansing agent. Do this two or three times a week for fast results.

2. Yogurt

Yogurt is very effective in minimizing a sun tan as it cools the skin as well as reduces redness and tightens the pores.

  1. Take a cup of plain yogurt and add the juice of one cucumber and one tomato.
  2. Next, add half a cup of gram flour (besan).
  3. Apply it on your face and neck.
  4. Leave it on for 30-45 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.

Plus, simply apply some fresh yogurt on your skin daily before taking a bath. For best results, add tomato juice and lime juice to the yogurt.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel will lighten the skin within a week, if applied daily to the affected area. It also helps cleanse and nourish the skin.

  • Apply fresh aloe vera gel on the affected skin areas before going to bed.
  • In the morning, wash the skin thoroughly.

4. Potato

Raw potato is an excellent remedy for sun tanned skin. Surprisingly, it is rich in vitamin c and hence, works as natural bleach. It also helps soothe sunburn.

  • Peel the skin off two to three medium-sized potatoes, cut them into chunks and put them in a blender to make a paste.
  • Apply the paste generously all over the affected skin area. Let it dry for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

For best results, can add some lemon juice to the potato paste before applying it.

5. Gram Flour

Gram flour is very useful in treating a sun tan as it helps remove dead skin cells and leaves your skin bright and young. You can use the gram flour powder available in market or make a paste of whole green gram.

  1. Mix the gram flour in water and rub it all over the affected skin area.
  2. Wait 20 minutes before washing if off with water.
  3. Do this twice a week for a few months.

For best results, use rose water instead of plain water. You can also mix some lime juice and yogurt into the paste.

6. Cucumber

Cucumber juice also helps reduce a sun tan. Cucumbers have a cooling effect that soothes the skin and helps eliminate a suntan. The vitamin C in cucumbers also will help keep the skin well moisturized.

  • Mix two tablespoons of fresh cucumber juice and one tablespoon of lime juice. Add a pinch of turmeric to it. Mix it well and apply it on the affected skin. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off with water.
  • You can also rub freshly cut slices of cucumber on your skin.
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  1. Awesome tips and this works very well. Try this and avail natural benefits of nature without ride effects.

  2. I lke all the ingrediants .only thing is i ned to have patience and time to do that . i tried basan powder with yogurt It was realy make the skin glow
    Always Home redies are the best
    thanks for great tips

  3. What do u say the gram flour in Hindi. Do we need to soak it for some hours?

  4. chintamani kulkarni April 25, 2013, 4:48 pm

    can we use coconut oil as a suncreen bfore a long exposure of sun rays?

  5. Roohi Maliki May 5, 2013, 1:23 pm

    Gramflour in Hindi means besan

  6. Tanks,dis real work,but wat kind of cream can i used to prevent sun burns,dark patches.

  7. i love these tips.it works.

  8. Dr vijay DESHMUKH June 19, 2013, 3:27 am

    Good. Treatment

  9. Thanks for your inputs:) really helpfull :)

  10. i so cant wait to try the aloe vera one on my dark hands

  11. pallabi chattopadhaya June 28, 2013, 6:33 am

    thank u for theis tips. it really very effective.

  12. Priyanka Singha July 10, 2013, 7:13 am

    it realllyyyy works…………….

  13. i actually used the baking soda remedy for acne and it also helped my dry sun burned skin. boooyaaaaaaa in yo face

  14. I just loved all your tips,so easily available things at our house.

  15. Zabeth Aborisade November 1, 2013, 10:47 am

    Thanks, so Educating. Can we used the Alovera with the Back Skin. By Blending it together with the Gel? Yor advice please.

  16. Zabeth Aborisade November 1, 2013, 10:51 am

    Please what can I used in regarded of my cream home made cream

  17. nice tips..its very effective, but is it ok that we are using curd on our face for more than 15 min.?

  18. I go to salon evry 15 days for making my skin glow.. but iff I missed itt my complexion turned darkn. wt should I do

  19. You can apply these natural packs to get rid of the tan from your face, arms, hands, neck, back and feet the natural way. These age old home treatments need at least a week of regular use to obtain noticeable results against the tan and to get your natural color back. A mixture of lemon juice, rose water and cucumber juice should be applied on the face as a face pack. Preparing a paste of some raw milk, turmeric and some lemon juice. This mixture should then be applied on the skin and be allowed to remain till it dries up. Applying some fresh lemon juice and allowing it to remain for at least 15 minutes on the elbows, knees or patchy areas helps remove the tan and making it fair. A regular use of fresh coconut water on the hands and face is known to be very effective in getting rid of a tan as well as making the skin supple and soft.

  20. osm………….tips and it really works thank u………….

  21. can we apply cucumber juice lemon juice nd turmeric on the whole face as it the whole face will cover the tanned portions also..

  22. Very helpful tips.bt alovera really works well

  23. what is meaning of plain yogurt in kannada

  24. it is really helpfull… i liked it…. thank u…


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