Ban the Tan with Awesome Home Recipes

by THE INDIAN SPOT

Tanning of skin is one thing that we all hate and that’s because our skin ends up looking uneven, dull and unhealthy post tanning.

Summer is officially over as we have already welcomed the monsoon showers, however that does not mean the issues of tanning has gone too. Tanning can happen even in the rainy season as the sun’s UV rays are still affecting the skin. So whenever you step out of the house make sure you shield your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

So what are the effects of sun tan?

  1. Hyper pigmentation
  2. Pimples
  3. Skin Burn
  4. Fine Lines
  5. Dark Spots
  6. Acne
  7. Wrinkles
  8. Premature skin aging

So all the people who have soaked up the sun this summer, how will you get rid of it? There are many home remedies to get rid of a tan, let us get to know more about it:

  • Papaya Mask: Papaya has enzymes that are known to renew, exfoliate and whiten the skin.
    Ingredients:
    Ripe papaya pulp
    Honey

Method: Mash up about half cup of papaya pulp. Into it add one tablespoon of honey and blend it well. Apply this face pack on a cleansed skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash it off with plain water.

  • Coconut milk Mask: Coconut milk is also known to be a very good agent for clearing the skin and removing the tan.
    Ingredients required for this pack are
    Coconut milk
    Turmeric

Method: Grate around 3 table spoons of coconut and grind it enough to extract the milk. Once that is done, filter the milk and add half teaspoon pure turmeric powder and mix well. Apply this pack on your face, neck and rest of the tanned areas with gentle massage. Leave it on for half an hour and then wipe it off with damp cotton and then wash off. You will notice a tinge of natural glow on your face for sure. You can also make a coconut milk mask for hair fall or hair loss.

  • Tomato and yogurt Mask:
    Ingredients:
    Tomato pulp
    Lime juice
    Yogurt

Method:Mix tomato pulp about 3 spoons, yogurt 1 spoon and lime juice 1 spoon. Apply this pack on the affected area and leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it off. This pack has a bleaching effect of the skin so make sure you do not use any kind of soap on your skin after applying this face pack.

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  • Potato and lime Mask: Potato and lime when combined is a very good remedy for sun tan.
    Ingredients:
    Potato
    Lime

Method: Peel the potato and cut it into pieces and put it in a mixer, make a paste and squeeze out the juice of it now and one spoon of lime juice into it. Mix it well and apply it carefully on your face and leave it for good 45 minutes or even an hour and then wash it off. After this do not apply soap on that area. You can also use this mask to get rid of dark under eye circles.

  • Saffron Mask: Saffron is as everybody knows a good agent to deal with skin issues. It helps in a great way with sun tan too.
    Ingredients:
    Saffron
    Fresh cream

Method: Take a few strands of saffron and soak it in milk cream overnight. Next day apply this mixture after mixing it well on your tanned skin and leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with water.

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