Summers or winters, everything is good in the seasons except the tricks the sun do to your skin. The unprotected sun exposure just ruins your glow and the dark patches and pigmentation that develops on your skin looks way more awful.
Sun exposure can be harsh and brutal on skin. It strips away moisture from your skin; making it to look pale and dull. If not treated soon, the tan becomes stubborn, and stays out for longer time.
So, how to remove sun tan from face and skin?
Here are some of the tips and remedies from Ayurveda to avoid and remove the dark patches caused due to sun burn from your skin.
FOR INSTANT RELIEF FROM SUN BURN
Remedy 1: ALOE VERA GEL
Aloe vera gel is a great skin soothing and cooling ingredient. The heat and burning sensation that occurs due to sun, it helps to calm it down.
How to use: Chill your aloe vera gel in the refrigerator or ice-bucket. Apply very gently to the sun-affected areas.
How it works: Aloe vera gel will help bringing down your skin’s temperature and prevent skin peeling, and side by side it will calm down itchiness and irritation.
Remedy 2: APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is abundant of antiseptic properties to kill germs, calm inflammation, and alleviate painful, itchy skin.
How to use: After 2 days of fresh sunburn, spray watered diluted apple cider vinegar to affected areas. This is truly an instant relief from sun-burn.
HOME REMEDIES TO REMOVE SUN TAN FROM SKIN
REMEDY 1: CUCUMBER, ROSE WATER AND LEMON JUICE:
This magical combination is the best tan remover. Lemon is the natural bleach and while cucumber and rose water, are cooling agents.
How to use: Take equal amounts of lemon juice, cucumber and rose water in a bowl. Apply the mixture using a cotton pad on tanned areas. It will remove sun tan instantly.
REMEDY 2: GRAM FLOUR, TURMERIC AND CURD/MILK FACE PACK:
For tan removal and glowing skin- Take two tablespoons of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric powder and a tablespoon of milk or curd. Mix well in a bowl.
How to use: Apply the mix on your clean face and let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Once the pack dries, slowly remove it by gently scrubbing in circular moves. This exfoliation will help in removing the sun tan.
How it works:
Turmeric is a great skin healer in Ayurveda. It is the most active bio-functional ingredient in Ayurveda due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, radical scavenger & antimicrobial activities; it plays a critical role in the wound healing process.
Curd or milk naturally reduces pigmentation, dark spots and reduce the oiliness from the skin.
Gram flour here in this remedy is a good exfoliating agent. The coarseness of gram flour helps scraping of sun effected dark cells and patches on skin.
REMEDY 3: LEMON JUICE AND HONEY MASK:
Squeeze fresh lemon juice in a glass bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of honey to it and mix well.
How to use: Apply the mixture on your skin and let it stay for 30 minutes. Wash it off with a mild cleanser.
How it works:
Lemon juice is a natural bleacher and a great a tan-removing ingredient. It contains Vitamin C in abundance and presence of citric acid in lemon helps in the removal of acne and lightening of the marks. Honey is a great source of anti-oxidants and protects skin from cell damage.
Additional tip: Scrub: You can also add 2 teaspoons of granule sugar to the lemon juice to make a scrub. This will help removing tan as well as slough off dead cells from the surface.
REMEDY 4: COCONUT WATER AND SANDALWOOD FACE PACK
Sandalwood is loaded with medicinal properties, and has its spiritual beliefs in Ayurveda. Coconut water is natural detoxifying liquid. This homemade tan removing is very effective for in cleaning your pores as well.
How to use:
Take 1 tablespoon coconut powder/water and 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder. Mix well and use as a pack.
REMEDY 5: HONEY AND PAPAYA SCRUB PACK
Papaya fruit is abundant of proteolytic papain enzyme rich in Vitamins and Minerals. Papaya is one of the best tan removers, stated in ayurvedic formulations. When combines with honey, this scrub acts as amazing exfoliating and bleaching face pack, make it a perfect choice to remove suntan and even moisturize your skin.
How to use:
Mash 1/2 cup of papaya together with one tablespoon of honey. Apply this on your entire face leaving eye areas and let this pack sit for half an hour on the tanned areas. Wash it off with cold water.
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