If you are living in a hot country, the major skin issue you will face is skin tanning. Generally, these sun tans are stubborn and they are difficult to get rid of even with some of the expensive products available. This problem is faced by white people living in cold countries when they visit the beach and spend hours there. Tanning is not harmful but it is unattractive especially when some parts of your body are contrasting in color against the unexposed part. Tanning can discolor your skin permanently if no measure is taken and the exposure to the sun is regular. Apart from carrying an umbrella, putting on sunglasses, and applying anti-tanning lotion. The followings are some of the steps you can take to get rid of tanning once it is visible.
Yogurt Pack –
You need to make a pack with yogurt and besan where the besan should be double the volume of yogurt. Add some rose water and mix it well and apply on the skin. Let it dry off for half an hour and use cold water to wash it off.
Potato Juice –
Potato juice is highly effective in removing tan and it also soothes the skin. It is a natural bleaching agent and you can either take out the juice out of the potatoes or apply the slices of potato directly on the skin by rubbing it on the tanned area.
Lemon/Aloe Vera Juice –
All you need to do is cut a lemon and get rid of the seeds and rub it on the exposed areas of your body where tanning is taking place. After applying, wait a few minutes to dry it off and then wash it off. Instead of lemon, you can also use aloe vera. This is the easiest thing to do and you should do it regularly.
Papaya Pack –
Get a ripe papaya and mash it properly. Then add some honey to make the paste smooth. Apply on the tanned areas and leave it on for it to dry off. Then wash with cold water thoroughly. You can also use a scrubber.
Sandalwood Paste –
Sandalwood is expensive but very effective in removing tan and bringing back the glow to the skin. Make a paste and apply on the skin and let it be for a night. If you do it weekly, the result will be glorious.
Turmeric Paste –
Turmeric is known for its skin lightening properties. It is going to take the tan away from your skin. Make a paste with turmeric and milk. Apply it for half an hour and wash it off.