2 Simple Homemade Face Packs For Tanned Skin February 21, 2017

Summers have only just begun and quite a few of us are already sporting a tan! Blame it on all the time you spend out there by the pool, or the tempting beach vacation you just took to beat the heat. Add to that your daily travel or outdoor time and you have a lot of sun on your skin that you don’t really want.

There are a lot of products available in the market these days that promise to remove tan in the most natural and effective ways. The truth is, these products, no matter what they claim, are loaded with chemicals. For someone who is already tanned, this can be a cause of concern, as certain chemicals or ingredients can cause allergies on skin that has been exposed too much to the sun.

One of the best ways to take care of this situation is by trying out some easy and homemade face packs for tanned skin. These work much more effectively to remove the tan from your face. Natural ingredients like oranges and lemon have worked wonders in reducing the tanning effects. What’s more, these will not cause any side effects, and as they are all natural, will add more nutrition to your skin.

Homemade Face Pack For Tanned Skin

Here are two simple homemade face packs for tanned skin that you can try.

[ Read: Remedies To Remove Tan From Hands ]

1. Orange or Lemon Peel and Milk Face Pack:

What you will need to prepare the face pack:

  • Orange or lemon peel powder
  • A tablespoon of raw milk

How to prepare the face pack:

  • Take a spoonful of orange or lemon peel powder in a bowl.
  • Add a teaspoon of raw milk to it and make it into a paste.
  • If you are using dried lemon peel then after adding the milk, you can grate it in a food mixer.
  • Add more peel powder. If it is too runny, create a smooth paste which makes it easy to apply.
  • Once done with the paste, apply the mixture on the face. Let it dry and then wash off with water.

How it helps:

  • This pack has milk which is great for making skin supple and moisturized.
  • The lemon or orange peel has vitamin C and citrus acid which helps the pack to lighten the skin tone and to reduce tanning.


Do apply a small amount on a small area to see whether the lemon powder is too harsh for your skin. Do not apply directly on irritated skin which may lead to more irritation.

2. Sugar Glycerin and Lemon Face Pack:

What you will need to prepare the face pack:

  • A tablespoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

How to prepare the face pack:

  • Take the lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Add sugar and glycerin to it. Apply this solution on the affected areas.
  • Apply the pack as a scrub and gently use an upward massaging motion as you rub your skin.
  • Repeat the scrubbing for 10-15 minutes
  • After scrubbing with the granules of sugar rinse off the pack with water.

How it helps:

  • This face pack and scrub helps you to get rid of tan while gently moisturizing the skin with the glycerin.
  • Lemon is a great bleaching agent and hence helps in making the skin tone lighter.
  • For this face pack to work, one must continue using this face scrub once a week and keep following it up till the desired results are reached.

Both these two homemade face packs for tanned skin are natural they will have to be used often to remove the tan from the face! Apply regularly for a few weeks to see the desired results. Do let us know which ones you tried. Leave us a comment!

[ Read: Popular Homemade Fruit Face Packs For Glowing Skin ]

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shwetasarawgi/ shwetasarawgi (Glam ‘n Gloss)

    do you know why sugar and glycerine pack is so effective?? sugar is obtained from sugar cane which is the source of glycolic acid too. glycolic acid is the best exfoliator or as is said “gold standard in exfoliation”

  • Sahiti

    Tan removal has been made so easy and simple! Thanks Indu. Removing tans from face is such a difficult job. I constantly worry about what if i end burning my face or damaging my skin. It is so good know that i have such simple home remedies as an option.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Thanks Sahiti

  • Anonymous

    Honey and tomatoes also are great ingredients to remove tan.. even waxing helps remove a good amount of tan!! your packs are good!! il make sure that now il put them to use.. thnks for sharig

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Thanks dear

  • Yahvi

    Hello, will these packs work on the worst of the tans? i have just got back from goa.. and im totally tanned.. My fair skin is all dead dark now.. will it work on my oily tanned skin?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Yes Yahvi, These will help. Use the lemon and milk face pack every week-twice each week to get best results. Also get a good scrub or make a herbal one . Do the scrubbing once/twice every week to get the best results. Hope this helps :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/chahna/ Chahna

    Hey! You can also use tomato for tan removal, its very effective!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Yes . I have used tomato and it gives great result .:)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/varshahoney/ varshahoney

    Oh my tan has been bothering all summer! I’ve tried sooo many things and nothing has given me results so far. I had written off to having ugly tan lines through the rainy seasons too. Thanks sooo much i will certainly try these

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Do try Varsha . . Hope you get quick relief :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/aneeshasingh/ Aneesha

    I had no idea that i could actually have my tan removed at home in such a simple and natural manner without spending thousands on it! Thank you so much. You have done me a huge favour.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      You are so welcome :)

  • sri

    i have lots of small rash like pimples on my face?is those above facepacks will be suitable for me or not?

    • http://themakeuplovers.blogspot.in/ Shabby

      Rashes need medical attention. Pimples can easily be treated with application of raw or diluted fresh lemon juice. .Apply the juice on a clean face over the pimples only. Don’t rub . .Just pat using Q tip. Wash off after 30 min or leave overnight. I really feel using these packs with those rashes still there may irritate skin.

  • Amrita

    will these methods work on skin tan caused due to use of borewell water??

    • http://themakeuplovers.blogspot.in/ Shabby

      I am not sure dear. But you may as well try. these are natural and will not harm skin.

  • rakshita

    is there anything to get rid of the pores that appear at old age like 40years

    • http://themakeuplovers.blogspot.in/ Shabby

      Hiee .. It’s a great trick to freeze rose water in cubes and apply it all over the skin ..the low temp helps to minimize the pores. Also you may use a normal cube of ice to rub the skin.

  • Nikita

    Hi, Can tan be removed by direct apply of Lemon Juice on skin.and can it be regularly used.

  • saloni

    nice tips

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Prachi, to remove your tan naturally..you can try home made face packs mentioned in the article such as Orange or Lemon peel and Milk face pack and Sugar, Glycerin and Lemon Face Pack regularly. Also milk and glycerin will you to moisturize your dry skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shria…we are glad that you liked our tips! These home-made facial packs can be applied twice or thrice in a week depending on your skin type. Continue this for several weeks to get rid of tan and enjoy a glowing skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Prachi, for a dry skin, you can try applying Saffron and fresh cream face pack. Kesar or saffron helps in skin toning, tan removal, fighting, brightening and prevents acne and pimples. Soak few strands of saffron in 2 tbsp of milk cream over full night. Blend it in the morning with fingers and apply on face. Dry it for 20 minutes and wash with water. It acts as an deep moisturizer for your dry skin. Saffron will also ensure a pre-wedding glow on your skin. It is also advisable to check with your dermatologist to determine the cause of darkness on your skin as your taking prescribed medicines.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Tushita, some of the face packs that will help you to get rid of pimple and acne scars are:
    1. Multani mitti and lemon juice pack – Take 2 tbsp of multani mitti, 1tsp of rose water and 4-5 drops of lemon juice. Mix all these ingredients well in a small bowl. Make sure that there is no lump of multani mitti present in the mixture. Also, the pack should be neither too sticky nor too gooey. Apply this pack..let it dry for a while and then rinse this off with cold water.
    2. Multani mitti and neem face pack – Take 2 tbsp of multani mitti, 1tsp of neem powder, 1tsp of rose water and 4-5 drops of lemon juice. Pour the rose water and the lemon juice into the Multani mitti. Now, add the neem powder to it and form a smooth even paste.
    The above two face packs are not only beneficial for eliminating the existing acne and pimples, but it also works on the scars left by them to make your face clean and clear.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shweta, simple ingredients such as multani mitti (fuller earth), lemon juice, honey and aloe vera gel can help you to remove acne marks and as well as treat your oily skin. Apply lemon juice or potato juice on the scars regularly for 15-20 mins and then rinse your face with cold water. A multani mitti pack can be applied along with neem paste and rose water for 15-20 mins to get rid of oily skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Snehal, tomatoes and cucumbers are excellent ingredients to soothe your skin and remove tan.
    1. Cucumber – Take a cucumber and cut it into two halves. Now grate the half cucumber and keep it in a bowl. To this, add 2 tbsp milk or milk powder and few drops of lemon juice. Mix well. Apply and let it stay till it dries. Wash with normal water. Apply this weekly to get the best results.
    2. Tomato – Cut a tomato into two halves. Rub the inner side of the tomato on the skin of your hands, so that the seeds and juice come in contact with the skin, helping you to get rid of tanned skin.
    Always apply sunscreen before you step outside..and keep reapplying this every two hours.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Neha, home made face packs are prepared from natural ingredients that are easily available and hustle free to make. Two such remedies are:
    1. Cucumber, rose water and lemon juice pack – Take a tablespoon each of cucumber juice, lemon juice and rose water and mix in a bowl. Apply with cotton on tanned areas, wait for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water. Apply this pack every day after you get back home from the sun.
    2. Papaya and honey mask – Take ½ cup of ripe papaya pulp and mash it well, add a tablespoon of honey to it and mix well. Apply on clean face and dry for 30 minutes. Rinse off with water.
    All the ingredients mentioned above are easily available in the market and easy to prepare and apply too. Do try them and share your experience with us !