How To Remove Sun tan using home remedies

How To Remove Sun tan using home remedies

As the dark spell of cold winter says good bye and the warm sunlight cascades on skin, our heart leaps out and says ‘Welcome summer’!

This is the time when family gather together to plan the weekend picnic, friends decide to party hard on the beach and me, we girls take out our cute summer dress and shorts. But in the end our mind is stuck to one thing Sun tan. Now fear no more as we bring you some common natural kitchen ingredients which can even remove the nastiest tan. Read on if you'd like to know how to remove sun tan using home remedies.

Masoor Daal (red lentil)

This is the wonder ingredient which I always swear by. It can remove even the most extreme tan.

Soak 2 tablespoons of red lentil in water for an hour and then make it into paste. Mix it with 1 tablespoon of turmeric and fresh aloe vera gel. Apply on the tanned area. After 15 minutes moisten the dried area and gently scrub it off. This pack is also an excellent exfoliator. Apply twice a week. You can replace the turmeric with 2 tablespoons of tomato juice.


The simple humble potato is packed with amazing benefits for our skin. Its juice removes blemishes and tan and it can also be used for its anti ageing properties.

To remove tan, peel a medium sized potato and cut it into chunks. Blend it into a blender to make a paste. You can add a tablespoon of lemon juice and/or few drops of rose water and/or few drops of honey into the potato paste for added benefit. Apply the paste on your face. When it dries wash it off with cold water.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has natural bleaching property. So, you can just place some slices or apply its juice on the suntanned area. Wash your face after 20-30 minutes.

For extra benefit you can add cornmeal which is a great face scrub or sugar as a cleansing agent or honey for the instant glow. For a cooling and soothing sensation, add cucumber juice.

Besan and Haldi (Bengal Gram Flour and Turmeric)

This combo pack is a powerhouse of exfoliation and tan removal. Combine 2 tablespoons of besan with a teaspoon of haldi and make a paste. Apply on face and leave it until it dries. Then moist the area and remove the pack by gently scrubbing it. You can replace the water with rose water while making the paste.

If you want to keep your tan in winter, read this article.

Tomato and Yogurt

The citric property of both tomato and yogurt acts as natural sun tan remover and toner. Mix two tablespoons of tomato with two tablespoons of yogurt and voila, your face pack is ready!

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera cools and soothes the skin along with removing suntan. You can apply fresh aloe vera gel on face and enjoy its soothing sensation while it slowly removes your sun tan. To make an aloe face pack you can combine it with masoor daal (red lentil) or multani mitti (fuller's earth) and rose water.

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