While a suntanned look is favored in Western countries, it’s considered unattractive in Eastern countries. Moreover, the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun damage your skin. There is no such thing as a “healthy tan”. The good news is that a suntan tends to fade over time.
Applying an anti-tan face mask also helps fade a summer tan fast. Plus, it helps remove dark spots and blemishes and add a radiant glow to your skin.
You can prepare your anti-tan face mask with skin-lightening ingredients like aloe vera gel, gram flour (also called chickpea flour or besan), tomato, yogurt, lemon juice, cucumber juice and rose water.
Also, as prevention is always better than the cure, avoid sun exposure, especially during the peak hours of the day.
If you cannot avoid going out in the sun, take proper measures like wearing a long-sleeved shirt, pants and a hat. Needless to say, also apply a good quality sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more.
Here are three recipes for effective homemade anti-tan beauty masks.
A- Homemade Anti-Tan Beauty Mask with Gram Flour
Things you will need:
- Gram flour
- Aloe vera gel
- Measuring spoons
- A mixing bowl and spoon
1. Put 2 tablespoons of gram flour in a bowl.
2. Add 1 to 1½ tablespoons of plain yogurt.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.
4. Mix it well to get a smooth paste.
Slather this paste on your skin. You can use it on your face as well as hands and legs. Allow it to dry, then scrub it off. Finally, rinse your skin with cool water. Do this once or twice a week.