Come summer, and we all want to bask on the beaches, go fishing, or simply freak out with friends. But unfortunately, most of us forget to protect our skin from the harsh rays of the sun. And the result is visible within a few days – a gorgeous tan! But what can you do if you no longer want to sport the tan?

Let us have a look at Top 30 Home Remedies For Tan Removal:

Many use chemical bleaching to get rid of that stubborn tan. But chemical laden cosmetics can worsen your skin condition in the long run. So, today we have brought for you the top 30 tan removal home remedies that are sure to help you get that nasty tan off.

1. Lemon Juice

We often use lemon juice to remove scars on the face. But, we can also use it to reduce tan without making the skin dry. So, to do this, slice up a lemon and rub it on the tanned areas. Leave it on for a few minutes before you hit the bath. Doing this regularly will help you get rid of tan successfully over a period of 2-4 months. Patience is the key for natural remedies.

2. Pack of Lemon Juice, Cucumber and Rose Water

If you feel the harshness of lemon juice on your skin, then use this homemade pack. To prepare this pack, mix together a tablespoon of lemon juice, cucumber extract and rose water in a bowl. Apply this concoction to the tanned areas generously. The lemon juice will work to remove the tan, while the cucumber juice and rose water will soothe your burnt and blemished skin.

3. Turmeric and Bengal Gram Flour Pack

If you are on the lookout for instant exfoliation and tan removal, then this pack is just the thing for you! Combine two tablespoons of Bengal gram flour with a pinch of turmeric. Add to this a tablespoon of rose water and milk. You can further increase the potency of this pack by adding a tablespoon of crushed and powdered orange peel.

Apply this pack on the cleansed areas and leave it on for a good 20 minutes. Once the pack is dry, moisten your skin with a few drops of water. Then gently remove the pack by scrubbing first in clockwise, and then anticlockwise direction, till your skin gets all the good effects of the pack. You may apply this pack every alternate day for best results.

4. Aloe-Red Lentil- Tomato Pack

Red lentil, commonly known as Masoor dal, is not just a north Indian delicacy, but also a potent tan removal ingredient. When this wonder dal is combined with aloe and tomato extract, a powerful tan removal pack is born!

To make this wonderful skin rejuvenator, soak a whole tablespoon of masoor dal and make a rough paste of it. Add equal quantities of tomato paste and aloe extract. Apply it on your face and let it stay for half an hour before you wash it off with cold water.

5. Honey and Papaya Pack

A few spoonfuls of papaya are all you need to ensure that your skin is bright and radiant. The enzymes in papaya have been put to use since time immemorial in skin whitening, renewal and exfoliating products. Honey makes the skin softer and supple. Together, they make an effective anti tan removal home remedy that is also cheap!

Mash half a cup of ripe papaya with a tablespoon of honey. Blend well and apply on your face. Leave the pack on for half an hour and wash off with cold or lukewarm water for best results.

6. Buttermilk and Oat Meal Pack

Yet another of my favorite recommendations, this is a pack that will not disappoint! Simply mix together 3 tbsp of buttermilk with 2 tbsp of oatmeal. Massage into affected areas in circular motions. The buttermilk will soothe the skin and heal the blisters while the oats will act as a natural exfoliator, revealing younger looking skin!

7. Yogurt- Tomato Pack

The citric properties of tomato act as natural tan remover. If you wish to reduce pigmentation and dark spots, then this pack is worth a try. The tomato extract works on spots and pigmentation. Working as a toner, it also opens up the pores on the skin and reduces oiliness naturally. Yoghurt too acts as a natural bleaching agent and helps combat sun tan naturally!

Mix together one tablespoon of each and apply the paste on your face. Let it dry for 30 minutes and cleanse with water. You may experience a slight tingling sensation, but be assured that the pack is beginning to work!

[ Read: Simple Tips To Remove Skin Pigmentation ]


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  • Anonymous

    ya its really works

    • Richa

      Do share with us if you have discovered more tips. All the best!

  • eashan wali

    Cucumber is one of the best remedies for cooling your skin. In fact
    cucumber slices are used to cool your eyes. Just take some raw cucumber
    slices and place on your eyes; you’ll see the difference! For the pack:

    1. Mix 3 tea spoons of oats, 1 teaspoon of yogurt and 1 tea spoon of cucumber juice.
    2. Apply on your face and allow it to dry (keep it on for approximately 15-20 minutes not more)
    3. Wash it off.
    4. Moisturize lightly to seal in the moisture and say hello to shining, glowing skin!
    This pack will ensure that your skin stays hydrated during the summers.

    • StyleCraze

      Thank you eashan for sharing your wonderful tips with us ! :-)

  • StyleCraze

    Dear Sunitha, people those who live in or those who experience tropical climate are exposed to the sun more than the people who live in colder regions. Excessive exposure to the sun leads to increased melanin production. Thus people living in tropical climate should always apply sunscreen before stepping out. Avoid stepping out in the peak afternoon hours. Early morning and late afternoons are the best time to take a walk.

  • StyleCraze

    Dear Dhananjay, excessive exposure to the ultra violet rays causes tan. Sun tan can also lead to various skin problems like acne, hyper pigmentation, wrinkles, dark spots etc. Instead of splurging on expensive cosmetic products you can follow some simple home remedies regular to remove tan.
    1. Cucumber, rose water and lemon 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. Gram flour and turmeric pack – Mix 2 tablespoons of besan, a pinch of turmeric, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 1 tablespoon of crushed orange peel in a bowl with cold rose water. Apply on clean face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Apply some water and moist the dried areas and slowly remove the pack by scrubbing gently in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. Apply this pack once in two days for effective exfoliation and tan removal.
    Apart from applying these packs regularly, protect your skin by applying a sunscreen every time before stepping out. If you stay outside for longer hours then keep reapplying the cream every two hours. Also cover your skin with light cotton material. These few precautions will help you to avoid tan.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Ipsita, an oily T zone can lead to blackheads and whiteheads. Tips for oily T-zone start with using the right cleanser. Avoid using alcohol based cleansers and limit washing your face with a gentle cleanser two times per day. Choose a water-based moisturizer that’s non-comedogenic and oil-free. As you have combo skin, you might want to use a lighter moisturizer on your T-zone and a thicker formula on the rest of your face. Clarifying masks can help deep clean pores and absorb excess oil from your T zone. Look for clay or tea tree oil masks in stores . For your dark circles, first and foremost is to get sufficient sleep. Put slices of cucumber or potato over the eyes for 15-20 mins everyday till you see a improvement.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Ferdous, yes, you can apply lemon juice pack everyday along with turmeric and gram flour pack once in two days.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Kirthiga, a week is less time to fix all the problems at the same time. Getting rid of tan or dandruff does not take place overnight. Any home remedy to show results will need some patience and time. Keep yourself free from any stress and consult a professional in time and visit a good salon who can suggest a pack for your face, hands and legs to reduce tan and give a glow. Go for a hair spa to cleanse your scalp and nourish your mane.

  • Pepper Dasnee

    This will be helpful especially since summer has officially started in my country! Thank you for sharing :)