7 Simple Homemade Face Packs For Tanned Skin April 10, 2017

There is a lot of difference between a healthy tan and the excessive tan resulting from repetitive trips out in the sun. The former gives you a Greek goddess glow, while the latter makes your skin dull, dark, and unappealing. This article will help you to get rid of the unwanted tan from your skin with home remedies. Read on!

There are a lot of products available in the market that promise to remove tan in the most natural and effective way. 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 the 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 use natural ingredients and are very effective in removing the tan from your face. What’s more, these will not cause any side effects and will enhance your skin’s health with their added nutrients and antioxidants.

Here are a few simple homemade face packs for tanned skin you can try.

Homemade Face Packs For Tanned Skin

  1. Orange Or Lemon Peel And Milk Face Pack
  2. Sugar, Glycerin, And Lemon Face Pack
  3. Banana Face Pack
  4. Besan Face Pack
  5. Curd Face Pack
  6. Multani Mitti Face Pack
  7. Cucumber Face Pack

[ Read: Remedies To Remove Tan From Hands ]

1. Orange Or Lemon Peel And Milk Face Pack

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon orange or lemon peel powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw milk
What You Have To Do
  1. Make a smooth paste with the milk and citrus peel powder of your choice. Add more peel powder if the mixture is too runny.
  2. Once ready, apply the paste on your face.
  3.  Let it dry for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with water.

If you are using dried lemon peel, after adding the milk, you can grate it in a food mixer.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this face pack twice or thrice a week.

Why This Works

Milk moisturizes the skin, making it supple and soft. It also exfoliates the darkened layer of skin cells as it contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliant (1, 2). The lemon and orange peels contain vitamin C and citric acid that help the pack to lighten the skin tone and reduce tanning (3, 4).

Caution

Do apply a small amount of the pack on a small area to check whether the lemon or orange peel powder is too harsh for your skin. Do not apply it directly on irritated skin as it may aggravate the condition.

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2. Sugar, Glycerin, And Lemon Face Pack

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Take the lemon juice in a bowl. Add sugar and glycerin to it. Mix well.
  2. Apply this pack as a scrub. Use a gentle upward massaging motion as you rub your skin.
  3. Repeat the scrubbing for 3-4 minutes.
  4. After scrubbing with the sugar granules, rinse off the pack with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Use this face scrub twice a week.

Why This Works

This face pack (and scrub) helps you to get rid of tan and gently moisturizes your skin with glycerin (5). Lemon is a great bleaching agent, and it helps in making the skin tone lighter (6). The sugar granules help to exfoliate the dead layer of skin cells that have darkened and formed the layer of tan on your skin. Scrubbing also increases circulation, and this will help to bring back the natural glow of your skin (7).

[ Read: Homemade Skin Tightening Masks ]

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3. Banana Face Pack For Tanned Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 banana
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the banana properly so that no lumps remain.
  2. Add the milk and lemon juice to this and mix well.
  3. Apply this pack on the affected area and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

You can apply this face pack for tanned skin twice a week.

Why This Works

Banana is very moisturizing for the skin. It soothes the skin while nourishing it with healthy vitamins and minerals. It also lends a wonderful natural glow to your skin (8). These nutrients are essential for the skin to restore its natural tone and glow. The other ingredients in this face pack lighten the tan.

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4. Besan Face Pack For Tanned Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2-3 tablespoons besan (gram flour)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients to get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your face and keep it on until it dries (approximately 10-12 minutes).
  3. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this face pack twice a week.

Why This Works

Besan absorbs the impurities from the skin and cleans it. It contains antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin (9, 10). Turmeric helps to even out the skin tone and remove the tan (11).

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5. Curd Face Pack For Tanned Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons curd (plain yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the two and apply the pack as a thick layer on the skin.
  2. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with tepid water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every alternate day.

Why This Works

Curd or yogurt contains naturally produced enzymes and acids that remove the tan and exfoliate the skin. It cleanses the skin and also reduces the redness that may have occured due to sun exposure (12). In this face pack, honey supplies the antioxidants that reverse the skin damage caused by the UV rays (13).

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

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6. Multani Mitti Face Pack For Tanned Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • Rose water
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients with enough rose water to get a paste of medium consistency.
  2. Apply this paste on your face and wait for 15 minutes before washing it off.

You can also use coconut water instead of tomato juice in this face pack.

How Often You Should Do This

Apply this once or twice a week.

Why This Works

Multani mitti is a cosmetic clay that absorbs all impurities from your skin pores and enhances capillary circulation to the skin. It also removes all the dead skin cells and tan on your skin (14, 15). Tomato juice lightens the skin by interrupting the melanin formation process (16).

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7. Cucumber Face Pack For Tanned Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • A few drops of lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Cut the cucumber and mash it to get the pulp.
  2. Add lemon juice to this pulp, mix well, and apply on the tanned skin.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Use this every day until the tan fades away.

Why This Works

Cucumber hydrates the skin and also exerts skin bleaching properties along with the lemon juice (17, 18). Doing this as recommended will fade away your tan in just a few days.

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These homemade face packs for tanned skin may take a while to show results, but these results will be long-lasting. Say goodbye to skin tan and get brighter, glowing skin with these face packs.

Do let us know which face pack you tried and how it worked for you by commenting below.

Take care!

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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 !