Summer is already here, and it is time to bring out your short dresses and shades to enjoy the summer sun! Despite all the happiness and fun, at the end of the day most of us are left with ugly and unattractive sun tan on face, hands, legs and on all the exposed body parts. 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 natural ways to get rid of sun tanned skin:


Turmeric adds a healthy glow to the skin and helps in reducing pigmentation and tan. Bengal gram works as a natural scrub for exfoliating the skin and removing dead cells.

How to use: Mix 2 tablespoons of besan, a pinch of turmeric and 3 tablespoons of milk. Apply on clean face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Moist the dried areas by sprinkling water on it and slowly remove the pack by scrubbing gently in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. Apply this pack once in two days for effective exfoliation and tan removal.


This pack acts like a natural skin lightening bleach cream. It fades away tan, eliminates dead skin cells and leaves your skin silky, smooth and fair.

How to use: Mix 2 tsp of rice powder, 2 tbsp of cold milk and 1 tsp of honey into a fine paste. Clean your face and neck thoroughly and then apply. After 20 minutes, lightly scrub using your wet hands and then wash off with cool water.


The combination between honey and papaya is very good for your skin whenever you have a sun tan. Specifically, the mixture will brighten, whiten, exfoliate, and renew your skin well. Also, papaya and honey are very cheap and you totally can take advantage of these foods on skin care.

How to use: Get a ripe papaya and mash it up. Add a tablespoon of honey and blend them well. Apply the paste on face and any part of the body, which gets the sun tan. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.


Take equal quantity of vinegar and water in a bowl and mix it well. Then dip your hands into the bowl and let it rest in the solution for 5 to 10 minutes. Once this is done just wash your hands with cold water. You can try this therapy almost daily till you get satisfied results.


Cucumber is widely used for skin brightening and whitening. Tomatoes on the other hand protects us from free radicals, helps in cell repair, gives us glowing skin, treats open pores and acne, and prevents excessive oil production by the skin glands.

How to use: Slice the tomato. You need two slices to prepare this pack. Now grate tomato and 1 cucumber and keep it in a bowl. Add the little milk cream ad turmeric to this. Squeeze the lemon to add three to four drops. Also include two tablespoons of gram flour. Now mix all these things well to make your pack ready. Apply the pack on your neck and face. Keep it there for 20 minutes and rinse off.


I love drinking orange juice especially in summer. Your skin needs it as much as your body- trust me! Orange juice when applied on skin is useful in eliminating a suntan because it contains natural alphahydroxy acids. Simply apply fresh orange juice on face/hands/legs and wash off after 1 hour.

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