KRATIKA CHAUHAN, NEW DELHI
Do you love summers? Who doesn’t? Summer is already here and it is the time to take out your summer dresses and show off your beautiful skin but, love for summer comes along with the hate of tan lines. If you are one of them who love to wear shorts and skirts but, afraid of the summer tan, then this article is definitely for you… Get rid of your summer tan!!
In summer, UV rays darken your skin tone by increasing its melanin content, resulting into tanning… Here are some quick home remedies that can be easily done but with a little patience.
The citric acid present in lemon juice helps to remove dead skin cells and remove tan.
Cut up a lemon, rub it on your skin, let dry for 15 minutes, and take a shower. You can also add honey for a glowing effect.
Cucumbers have a cooling effect that soothes the skin and helps eliminate a suntan. The vitamin C in cucumbers help in keeping the skin well moisturized.
Cut up a cucumber, refrigerate it, and rub it on your skin.
Tomato juice is known for its anti-puffiness and depigmentation properties. It will help you get rid of tan with regular use.
Cut up a Tomato, take juice in a bowl, add few drops of lemon, and apply it on your skin.
Aloe Vera is a great cooling and refreshing agent. It has moisturizing properties as well.
Take a fresh aloe vera leaf and rub it on your skin. You can also use packed aloe vera gel.
Orange contains citric acid that acts as a natural bleaching agent. Its vitamin C content also helps in rejuvenating the skin by eliminating free radicals.
Take some orange peel powder, add multani mitti to it, and apply this paste for 10 minutes.
It is anti-inflammatory in nature and a natural astringent that can help lighten your skin tone.
Take sandalwood powder and apply it on your tan area for 10-15 minutes.
The yogurt acts as a powerful anti-tanning agent as it contains natural enzymes.
Take out some fresh yogurt from your refrigerator and without adding anything to it, apply it on your skin
This is yet another natural exfoliates that gently removes dead skin cells, revealing younger and brighter looking skin.
Take some gram flour in a bowl and add rose water to it, apply this paste for 10 minutes.
Potato is also known for its mild bleaching and cleansing properties. Your skin will be lighter and refreshed after using this remedy.
Cut up a potato, and directly rub it on your skin. You can use potato juice also.
All of the other remedies help you remove tan that occurs naturally This particular remedy, however, is excellent when it comes to removing the fake tan that you get using creams. It absorbs all the chemicals from the top layers of your skin, and these can be easily washed off.
After a fun-filled holiday at the beach, it can be disappointing to see all those tan lines. Fret no more, as this remedy will remove that tan in just a few applications.