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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.

home remedies for suntanned skin

Instead 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.

(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this video as well.)

1. Lemon Juice

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

  • 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.

sun tanned skin remedy

  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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102 thoughts on “Home Remedies for Sun Tanned Skin”

  1. 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

    1. Alovera gel is the best sunblock ever… actualy alovera is a magical plant… it can prevent every type of skin peoblm even the white lines on kness n thieghs n hips specialy for ladies when they had lines n patches of baby birth rub fresh alovera gel on skin n evry kind of patches n spots will be gone forever…

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

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

  4. 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.

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


  7. I tried gram flour+lemon+curd on face for 25 mins.. it really showed difference… smooth and bit bright….thanks so much for information…:)

  8. good remedies my skin is damaged due to sunburn dr. said no one can treat ur skin ,so wish me luck im going to start these remedies today onwards.

    1. If you have a dry skin type or if u feel that your skin turns dry after uaing these face packs…then try adding some glycerine…it keeps your skin supple and helps in retaining moisture…

    2. If you have a dry skin type or if u feel that your skin turns dry after using these face packs…then try adding some glycerine…it keeps your skin supple and helps in retaining moisture…

  9. sandal pdr,turmeric,besan pdr curd, lemon,honey, mix all these ingridients and apply for 20 mins and wash.You will find great difference

  10. Try Gram flour with curd and turmeric powder (optional) pack. Let it dry and massage gently. Wash it off with cold water. It works good. Try this twice a week.

    Alternate: Curd with Tomato juice with seeds dry.Rinse with cold water. It works well and prevents tanning, damaging the sensitive skin.

  11. All tips are very useful n effective . ..I have saved them in my personal diary …god bless you for ur good work for humanity

  12. My skin is tanned due to swimming in sun……..i m going to start these by tomorrow to retain my original colour……hope it works

  13. There are some many home remedies.. Which one is the best to apply for removing thick sunburn… Can anyone help me out with this???

  14. A male outdoorsman of English and Libyan extraction I always had an unfortunate facial skin tone that made me look dirty. After a couple of mistakes such as wearing Aloe Vera Gel outside during the day in the hot sun, what showed amazing results for me within only one week is a daily regime of Aloe Vera gel applied all over face and neck before going to bed. Following morning wash thoroughly with soap and water, dry off , then rub sliced lime into skin, allow to dry off then wash off again and apply sunscreen to prepare for the day ahead in the hot Australian sun. I no longer look like a potential terrorist when passing through airport checkpoints.

  15. Till wht mamma had suggested me….all those were here very useful suggestions to come out f this sun tan …..really all these works gud even I tried many

  16. addition of sugar with lemon juice promises you to get rid of taning of skin. application of this mixture weekly thrice makes you feel more better. this provides nourishment to ur skin and lightens your skin aswell.

  17. Gram flour makrs the skin go yellow in colour .. which sucks …..best is the mixture of yogurt , ground flour and lemon juice. Try it …it really works.

  18. lmao the back of my neck is SO dark. even in the winter. i was pretty sure its a permenant tan. i tried lemon juice though overnight and it lightened a bit! unless my eyes are playing tricks on me

  19. Comment: hi am using potato and lemon for dark sunburn and sunsport, its nt lighten the burns but it made my face very smooth and moisturised it and it been 2week nw, will it still lightening the face, please help

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