So, summers are here! Poolside fun, chilled drinks, short dresses and refreshing spa, you all might be ready to enjoy the summer breeze. But, aren’t you forgetting something? Wearing short dresses and enjoying in the sun also gets you ugly, dark skin tan that makes your appearance dull. So, what is your take on skin tan this summer? Let us help you.
While exposure to the Sun can help you get adequate Vitamin D, its ultraviolet rays also raise the melanin production in your body that results in a tanned skin. The worst part is that it takes a lot of care and patience to get back that normal skin.
When it comes to treating skin tan, people usually opt for quick fixes, like bleach or using cosmetic products for instant effects. However, all these products take a serious toll on our skin and can cause fatal side-effects in the long run. So, if you want to get rid of your tanned skin quickly and naturally, here’s how to deal with it like a pro!
1. Raw Potatoes – The Ultimate Rescue
Adding potatoes while cooking various green veggies gives a different taste to them. But, do you know that potatoes are also a rich source of Vitamin C and are a popular beauty ingredient for brightening skin complexion? Raw potatoes not only soothe the skin, they also work as natural bleach.
Directions – Simply, slice a raw potato into half and rub it on to the tanned skin area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water after. Repeat the process 4-5 times a month for effective results.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar as a tan remedy
Yes, Apple cider vinegar is an effective remedy for skin tan.
Directions – Make a diluted solution by mixing one part apple cider vinegar and 2 part water. Now, simply apply this solution to your face as toner. Leave it on the face for the night. Wash your face with a mild face wash or a cleanser the next morning. Using it on a regular use can help you get rid of your sun tan to great extent.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is an ultimate friend of our skin. Aloe Vera gel has the capability to lighten the skin in just a week, if applied daily over the affected area. Not only this, it is also known to cleanse and nourish our skin.
Directions – All you have to do is to apply fresh aloe vera gel on the skin area before going to bed. Wash the skin thoroughly in the morning.
Cucumber juice has a cooling effect which helps in soothening the skin and eliminate suntan. In addition, vitamin C present in cucumbers also keeps your skin well moisturized.
Directions – Make a solution by mixing two tablespoons of fresh cucumber juice, one tablespoon of lime juice and a pinch of turmeric. Apply it on the tanned skin area and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it off with water. As an alternate to this remedy, you can also simply rub freshly cut slices of cucumber on your skin to lighten your skin tan.
4. Let the Steam work for you
This might be act as a surprise for you but can prove very effective for your skin tan problem. Visit a steam room or simply set up your own at home. Take steam in for 15-20 minutes. Allow the steam open your pores and breathe. In addition, it also helps eliminate toxins and tan from your skin. Do this twice a month for fast and effective results.
5. Cover Up, Baby!
The easiest way to protect yourself from harmful sun-rays is to cover your body well. The more you cover your body, the lesser are the chances of getting skin tan. Wear cotton clothes, scarfs, hats and even sunglasses in summers.
6. Hide Under your Sunblock for sure!
While this may not help you get rid of your skin tan, it will certainly prevent you from getting it. Every time you step out, make sure you’ve applied sunscreen with a good quality SPF. Also, try using a different sunscreen on your face than you use on your entire body. Pick one that is labeled as “non-comedogenic” that means it won’t clog your pores and will be mild for your delicate facial skin.
Simply follow these remedies and keep the skin tan at BAY!!!