6 Effective Home Remedies To Remove Suntan


Most of us are not regular with our skincare routine which results in several skin related issues like tanning and premature aging. A major cause of tanning is exposure to UV rays. Hence, it is important to regularly use a sunscreen. I  have compiled a list of some DIY Detan Face Packs that can be made with simple kitchen ingredients and are very effective in removing suntan.

Lemon Juice Lemon juice helps in fighting skin infections and boosts radiance. It is a natural bleaching agent which is considered helpful in removing suntan. Lemon can be used as a part of face packs or can be applied directly on the face and body after diluting with rose water.  However, use of lemon should be strictly avoided on sensitive skin. Lemon juice should be used twice a week.

Lemon and Honey Mask

What you’ll need

½ Lemon

1tbsp. Honey

1 tbsp. Rose Water

Mix freshly squeezed lemon juice with half tablespoon honey and one tablespoon rose water. Apply this mask on your face carefully avoiding the area around the eyes. Use in the evening for 15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Follow with your regular moisturizer.

This mask nourishes, rejuvenates skin, evens complexion and improves the overall appearance by reducing dark spots and discoloration.

Lemon Scrub-

What you’ll need

1/2 Lemon

1tbsp Sugar

1tbsp Olive Oil

Take juice from a freshly squeezed lemon, add one tablespoon sugar and olive oil to make a scrub. Apply this paste on the face and gently rub in circular motions. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.

Sugar acts as a natural exfoliator that effectively removes dead skin cells while olive oil is a natural moisturizer rich in vitamin E. This scrub gently sloughs away dull cells leaving smooth and polished skin.

Tomato- Women who find lemon juice harsh on the face can opt for tomatoes to pamper their skin. While it doesn’t smell very pleasant, tomato juice restores your natural glow when used regularly.

What you’ll need

Tomato cut into half

1 tbsp. yogurt (If making a face pack)

Slice a tomato in half and rub onto your skin till most of the juice is absorbed to get rid of tan.You can also mash a tomato and apply the pulp on your face for 20-30 minutes. You can add yogurt to this pulp if you are making a face pack.Yogurt is a natural coolant and helps in cleansing and detoxification.It gently removes layers of dead cells and skin looks refreshed and glowing.

Gram flour (Besan) We all know about this tried and tested grandma’s remedy for great skin. Gram flour keeps skin smooth and provides incredible brightening while turmeric helps in getting rid of the suntan. This face pack is gentle and work well on most skin types.

What you’ll need

1/2 tbsp. Gram Flour

1 tbsp. Yogurt

Pinch of turmeric

Add half tablespoon gram flour, one tablespoon yogurt (keep the consistency of the pack thin) and a pinch of turmeric. Apply on the face for 30 minutes or till it is dry. Wash with lukewarm water. When used regularly this face pack reveals a youthful, glowing complexion. Gram flour should be used twice or thrice a week for best results.

Orange peelOrange, a rich source of Vitamin C has become a common ingredient in many skincare products available in the market because of the multiple skin benefits it offers, including tan removal, skin renewal, and brightening. Raw milk, when combined with washed, sun-dried and powdered orange peels, helps in successfully getting rid of tan.

What you’ll need

1 tbsp. orange peel powder

1 tbsp. yogurt

Mix one tablespoon orange peel powder and one tablespoon yogurt. Apply on the face for 15-20 minutes. Uncover a fresh and healthy glow after a few applications.

Fuller’s Earth– Fuller’s Earth helps in cleaning skin, fighting acne, treating skin inflammation and removing suntan.

What you’ll need

½ tbsp. Fuller’s Earth

1 tbsp. Rose water

½ tbsp. Sandalwood Powder

Apply a paste of Fuller’s earth with rose water and sandalwood powder for 15-20 minutes. This pack helps in removal of tan caused by sun exposure and has a soothing effect on the skin. This pack should be followed with a moisturizer as it has a drying effect on the skin.

This Fuller’s Earth Face Pack is suitable for oily skin.

PapayaPapaya based skincare products are commonly used for anti-aging benefits but there is more to this delicious fruit , it helps in removing suntan, blemishes and keeps the skin hydrated.

What you’ll need

Few cubes of peeled papaya

Few drops honey

Mash papaya to make a smooth paste (you can also use a blender) and add a few drops of honey. Apply this pack on your skin for 10-15 minutes before washing it off. Gentle enough on skin, it revitalizes lackluster skin and gives an instant glow.





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