*Guest Post by Daisy*
The darkening of the skin caused by the hot sun rays, it is also known as sunburns. There are people who willingly tan their skin through sunbathing, especially during the summer when the sun rays are much hot. Other people use chemical products that produce a tanning effect without exposure to the UV rays.
Excessive exposure of skin to the sun can cause the dangerous disease known as skin cancer and accelerate aging of the skin causing wrinkles. It is not easy to bring a dark tanned skin back to normal but with patience and care it can be done.
There are varieties of homemade or natural treatment for sun tan that includes lemon juice, cucumber juice, aloe Vera, raw potato and many others.
Here are 7 ways to get rid of sun tanned skin naturally:
Yogurt is very effective in minimizing suntan as it cools the skin as well as tightens the pores and reduces the redness.
To use, mix plain yogurt with cucumber juice and potato juice, then apply on the face and any other affected areas.
Leave it on for about a half an hour and then rinse with warm water.
You can also apply plain yogurt before you shower daily, which greatly helps reduce the sun tan. Alternatively, you can mix it with gram flour. Gram flour is extracted from green grams and helps remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin bright and young.
If making a gram flour paste, apply on the affected area and leave for 20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. It should be done twice a week in a period of one month for best results.
Raw potato is one of the best solutions for sun tanned skin. Rich in vitamin C, it works as a natural bleach. Additionally, it also helps to soothe sunburns and prevent sun damage from the dangerous UV rays.
Blend 2 peeled potatoes, add lime juice and apply the paste on the affected area for about 30 minutes. Rinse it off with clean cold water for best results.
One of the most commonly used remedies, lemons are known by many people all over the world due to its amazing results and natural bleaching properties. You can apply fresh lemon on the affected area or simply add some sugar to the lemon juice. Repeat it 3 times a day per week for best results.
Cucumber ceases to amaze me with its versatility. Cucumber juice brings a cooling effect that soothes the skin and helps to gently eliminate a sun tan. The juice contains vitamin C that prevents sun damage and moisturizes the skin.
You can rub freshly cut cucumber on the affected area or simply mix cucumber juice with lime juice. Apply the paste on the affected area that is mostly the face and rinse after 30 minutes. Repeat daily for amazing results.
To use oatmeal powder, mix it with buttermilk and rub on the tanned areas. The oatmeal exfoliates the skin while the buttermilk soothes the skin.
Oatmeal can also be mixed with almonds and the paste is applied to the affected area that is then cleansed after 30 minutes with cold water. The almonds help prevent the skin from sun damage, cleanse, scrub and lighten your skin tone.
A mixture of milk and almonds makes a paste that can be applied before bed and washed in the morning using clean cold water. Repeated daily for 15 days it will help prevent sun damage and also clear off the suntan completely.
A small amount of milk can also be mixed with lemon juice to form a paste. Wash it after 20 minutes then clean it using cold water to experience instant relief from your sun tan.
Sandalwood contains natural skin lightening and anti-aging properties making it great for preventing sun damage and removing a sun tan from your skin. It also helps maintain a youthful, glowing complexion, which everyone desires.
It can be mixed with almond and coconut oil, and then applied to the affected area. Leave it for 30 minutes and then clean off with warm water. The results are amazing since it works simultaneously to erase wrinkles and remove your sun tan.
There are plenty of cosmetic products in the market today. However, they are not the best because most of them are filled with chemicals that can trigger adverse reactions on your skin. Luckily, these natural approaches can be beneficial in addressing a good number of skin problems, including tanning caused by sun exposure.
Have you tried any of these sun tan removal remedies? Share your experiences in the comment section below!
About the Author: Daisy Grace is a US native and a professional health & beauty expert. She is passionate about health, fitness and beauty and has been working as a freelance content writer for many online websites. She loves to write about different issues related to women’s physical as well as health conditions. Recently, she has been researching anti-aging preventative solutions.