How To Remove Tan From The Face And Skin – 13 Remedies, Treatment Options + Tips

No need to worry about tanned skin when you have easy at-home solutions at your disposal

Medically reviewed by Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan, MD
Written by Shaheen Naser, MSc
Edited by Anjali Sayee, BTech
Fact-checked by Swathi E, MA (English Literature), Certified Skin Care Coach  • 

Prolonged sun exposure can leave you with a tan. Irrespective of the season, the UV rays can damage your skin throughout the year. Don’t worry. It is easy to remove tan and even out your skin.

In this article, we have listed a few tried and tested solutions on how to remove sun tan from face and additional tips to prevent tanning and hide it. Check it out.

Why Do We Get Tanned?

Tan refers to the uneven coloring of your skin after sun exposure. Your skin contains melanin, a chemical responsible for pigmentation. A tan is your body’s attempt to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

On exposure to harsh sunlight, your body releases melanin just under the skin surface. This helps absorb UV radiation. The higher the exposure to UV rays, the higher the pigmentation, and thus, darker the tan. Some people tend to get tanned easily. It’s because of the melanin content. Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Anna H. Chacon says, “If you have a darker skin tone (more melanin), you tend to tan easily. The melanin (brown pigment) containing melanocytes spread out across the sun-exposed skin to cover and protect the skin from more damage.”

According to a study conducted on 31,162 US adults, 34.2% experienced sunburn in a year. Furthermore, the prevalence was 51.2% aged 18 – 29 years, 42.5% in White individuals, and 50.2% in people with sensitive skin. It was also found that the prevalence of sunburns was 13.2% and 29.7% in Black and Hispanic participants respectively.

Sun tan is not permanent, but the damage caused by UV exposure can be. Cosmetic Dermatology Surgeon and Board-Certified Physician Dr. Nadir Qazi says, “ Hyperpigmentation can result from sun damage and, without treatment, can also be permanent. It can sometimes present in large patches and be confused with a sun tan. Another condition that may be confused with a permanent sun tan is solar elastosis. It causes the skin to take on a yellowish pigmentation while also changing its texture.”

It is always recommended to avoid unwanted and prolonged exposure to sunlight. The best way to prevent sunburns and suntan is by covering your face whenever possible. You could do this by using a scarf or a hat, applying sunscreen, and wearing long-sleeved dresses.

Let us now look at the types of tan treatments available.

Tan Removal Treatment Options

1. Exfoliation

Exfoliation is a technique that helps remove the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This results in clearer skin with an even tone.

2. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels, though they may sound risky, can give good results. They help remove unwanted melanin and treat conditions like melasma (1). Once you have undergone a chemical peel treatment, your skin will look clearer and return to its original complexion.

Caution: Make sure to step out in the sun only after applying sunscreen.

Moisturize your skin regularly after the chemical peel treatment as inadequate moisturization can cause dark spots on your skin.

3. Laser Treatment

This treatment can help address the issue of uneven skin tone caused by tanning. It eliminates the outermost layer of dry and dead skin cells. This, in turn, facilitates rejuvenation of your skin and causes a significant improvement in skin tone. Laser therapy provides greater accuracy for lightening the skin tone in difficult areas, improves the appearance of acne scars, and reduces blemishes.

4. Bleaching

Bleaching is an instant treatment option to reverse a tan. It brightens your face instantly and evens out your skin tone. However, we would not recommend regular bleaching as the chemical constituents of the bleach can be harmful to your skin.

5. Hydrating Skin

Staying hydrated makes your skin supple and promotes the replenishment of skin cells. This, in turn, aids in exfoliation as the dead skin cells can be removed more easily.

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Tan lasts around 7 to 10 days before it starts to fade naturally. It takes a minimum of 2 weeks to a month to completely fade away.

These are a few of the treatment options to get rid of a nasty tan.

We will now learn more about how to remove tan from your face effectively in the section below.

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of A Tan

1. Tomato

Tomatoes are rich in phytochemicals (including carotenoids) that can fight the damage induced by the harmful UV rays of the sun (2). These compounds can help lighten the tan and restore your natural skin tone.

You Will Need
  • 1-2 tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Make a paste of the tomatoes.
  2. Mix this paste with a teaspoon of lemon juice.
  3. Apply it generously on your face, with particular focus on the tanned areas.
  4. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
How Often Should You Do This

Do this 1-2 times a week.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C. The nutrient exhibits anti-pigmentary properties, thereby reducing the effects of excessive pigmentation (3). Hence, it may help restore the complexion of your skin by reducing the tan.

You Will Need
  • 1 lemon
  • Cotton pad
What You Have To Do
  1. Squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl.
  2. Apply it to the affected areas with the help of a clean cotton pad.
  3. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with water.
How Often Should You Do This

You can repeat this remedy 2 times a week.

Caution: Lemon juice can cause a stinging sensation on your skin. Please do a patch test before trying this remedy. Also, remember to apply sunscreen before you step out as lemon juice can make your skin photosensitive.

Kohila Ganesan, a beauty blogger, shares a lemon and rose water remedy that she uses to reduce a tan. She writes, “Squeeze half a lemon and pour some rose water to the lemon solution. Apply on your wet skin and wash after 15 minutes. Follow this everyday for better treatment. I usually prefer to apply before my daily scrub routine (i).”

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera contains bio active compounds that help inhibit tyrosinase activity  (4). This reduces excessive pigmentation and imparts a healthy glow to the skin. The cucumber in this remedy also has similar properties (5).

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Blend the cucumber to get a thick paste.
  2. Add aloe vera gel and honey to this paste and mix well.
  3. Apply to the tanned areas and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse your face thoroughly.
How Often Should You Do This

You can apply this paste to the tanned areas 2 times a week.

4. Papaya

Papaya extracts can function as good exfoliants and help remove dead skin cells from the skin surface. This can replenish your skin and restore your natural skin tone (6).

You Will Need
  • 1 ripe papaya
  • 1 lemon
What You Have To Do
  1. Prepare a puree of the papaya fruit in a blender.
  2. Add the juice of a lemon to this puree.
  3. Apply this paste to the tanned parts and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse off thoroughly.
How Often Should You Do This

You can repeat this remedy 2 times a week.

5. Honey

Honey contains polyphenolsi  XA naturally occurring plant micronutrient that can benefit your skin because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. that inhibit tyrosinase activity (7), (8). This can help lighten the tan. Honey is also an emollient that moisturizes your skin and improves skin tone.

You Will Need
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix a tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of lemon juice.
  2. Apply this paste to the tanned areas and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Rinse thoroughly with water.
How Often Should You Do This

You can repeat this remedy 2 times a week.

6. Black Tea

Black tea is known to exhibit anti-melanogenic properties that can help reverse the effects of excessive pigmentation (9). It can also help protect your skin from the harmful sun rays.

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon of black tea
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chickpea flour
What You Have To Do
  1. Make a fine paste of the ingredients by using a few drops of water.
  2. Apply the paste to the tanned parts and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse thoroughly with water.
How Often Should You Do This

You can do this once a week to get rid of the tan.

7. Saffron

Saffron contains bioactive compounds, such as kaempferol and quercetin, that exhibit anti-tyrosinasei  XA term used to indicate the inhibition of tyrosinase, an enzyme that catalyzes melanin production. activity (10). These potentially help protect skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun, thereby possibly reversing the effects of tan.

You Will Need
  • 3-4 strands of saffron
  • A quarter cup of milk
What You Have To Do
  1. Soak the saffron strands in the milk.
  2. After two hours, strain the strands, and apply the milk to the tanned areas.
  3. Wash off with water in 10-15 minutes.
How Often Should You Do This

Do this 1-2 times a week.

8. Orange

Orange peel contains hesperidini  XMainly found in citrus fruits, it is a chemical with antioxidant properties that helps improve the skin. , which can help reduce skin depigmentation (11). This may help lighten your tan.

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon of orange peel powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients to make a fine paste.
  2. Apply this paste and leave it on for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Rinse with water.
How Often Should You Do This

You can use this remedy 2 times a week.

9. Turmeric

Curcumin, a major constituent of turmeric, is known to inhibit melanogenesisi  XThe production of melanin, the primary source of human pigmentation, by melanocytes present in the outermost layer of the skin. (12). This helps in reducing excessive pigmentation of the skin, restoring your natural complexion.

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of milk
  • ½ teaspoon of honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Make a thick paste by mixing the ingredients.
  2. Apply this paste and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Wash your face thoroughly.
How Often Should You Do This

Repeat this remedy once every week.


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It is believed that replacing the honey in this recipe with a cup of gram flour may also help reduce tan.

10. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains phenolic acids that can help protect the skin against tanning and sun damage (13), (14).

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 4-5 almonds (powdered)
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
What You Have To Do
  1. Prepare a thick paste using the ingredients.
  2. Apply this scrub to your face and neck.
  3. Rinse your face thoroughly with water.
How Often Should You Do This

You can use this tan removal scrub on your face and neck 2 times a week.

11. Yogurt

Yogurt contains L-cysteine peptide that inhibits tyrosinase activity (15). This may reverse the effects of pigmentation and eliminate tan.

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the yogurt and lemon juice in a bowl to form a paste.
  2. Apply this paste to the tanned areas and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Wash off with water.
How Often Should You Do This

Apply this paste once a week.

Caution: Lemon juice can cause irritation to some skin types. Make sure to do a patch test before trying this remedy.

12. Potato Juice

Potato juice is rich in phytochemicals that can function as skin cleansers and help remove the dead and dry skin cells from the skin surface (16). This replenishes your skin, thereby restoring your natural complexion.

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons of potato juice
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the potato juice and lemon juice.
  2. Apply the mixture to the tanned areas and leave it on until it dries.
  3. Rinse your face with water.
How Often Should You Do This

Apply this pack 2 times a week.

Caution: Lemon juice can irritate some skin types. Make sure to do a patch test before trying this remedy.

13. Coffee

Coffee may help reduce a tan by inhibiting the function of tyrosinase, the enzyme required to produce melanin (17). The gritty texture of coffee grounds also works as a natural exfoliant that removes dead skin cells effectively. This can leave you with glowing skin.

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the coffee grounds and yogurt to form a thick paste.
  2. Apply this paste to the tanned areas on your face.
  3. Gently massage your face in a circular motion for a few minutes to exfoliate.
  4. Let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse your face with lukewarm water.
How Often Should You Do This

Use this coffee scrub 2 to 3 times a week for effective tan removal.

These are effective home remedies that can help remove tan. In the following section, we will discuss how you can do that.

How Can I Prevent Tan?

Here are a few things you can bear in mind to prevent getting tanned:

  1. Use hats, sunglasses, full-sleeved clothing, etc. to prevent tanning.
  2. Apply sunscreen before you step out into the sun.
  3. Reapply sunscreen every two hours.
  4. Remember to wash your face 3-4 times a day if you are having a day out in the sun.
  5. Staying hydrated will make sure your skin is replenished and can help reverse the effects of tanning.

Tanning usually fades over time. Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Rosen says, “It usually takes about two to four weeks for a tan to fade. Depending on how dark your tan was, the new skin may be lighter or darker than the old skin. Exposure to the sun will also gradually lighten your skin color over time.”

Using the remedies discussed above can help you obtain the best results. However, you need to have patience as they will take 3 to 4 weeks to show results as a tan can take a while to heal. In the meantime, you can use certain quick methods to hide it.

How Can You Hide A Tan?

1. Exfoliation

Using an effective exfoliant in the form of a cleanser or a scrub can help you get rid of the tan and promote a more even skin tone.

2. Makeup

If your tan makes your skin look patchy, you can fix it with a little bronzer.

All you need is a bronzer in a shade that is closest to your tan. Apply it to your face, neck, and any other part of your body where the tan is visible. Voila! Your skin tone will look more even, and you need not be too conscious of your tan anymore.

Tips From Beauty Experts To Remove Tan

Follow our expert advice to remove tan and look beautiful. Here are some amazing tips we received from beauty experts. Read through them to get the best insights.

Note: These insights are from beauty bloggers and beauty experts. There is no scientific evidence to prove the efficacy of the tips presented below. They are purely anecdotal.

1. Jane Cunningham
Jane Cunningham beauty blogger

  1. The ideal situation is not to get sun damage in the first place by always using a high factor SPF for the face. New ‘serum’ type SPFs are ideal for this because they feel more like skin care than sun care, yet give high protection. Cane & Austin and SkinCeuticals both have excellent versions of this. I always advise to also use it on hands. However, you do need to let your skin have some sun because your body needs the Vitamin D. But, never roam around in the sun between 11 am and 4 pm. It’s generally advised to expose your forearms for 20 minutes every day for your essential Vitamin D shot.
  2.  In terms of using skin care to erase sun damage – that’s a tall order. Some brands, such as Clinique, with their Even Better range, are helpful for mild brown spots and can, with long-term use, diminish the marks. Hydroquinonei  XAn aromatic white compound and a type of phenol that is used to lighten the skin and treat pigmentation. creams prevent melanin production but should only be prescribed by a dermatologist – they can be very effective, as can Retinol products, such as Indeed Labs Retinol Reface Skin Resurfacer Cream. Retinol is having a resurgence in popularity because new formulations mean it isn’t as harsh as it used to be, and most skin types can tolerate it well.
  3. The fastest way to get rid of brown spots on the face is with laser treatments, such as Fraxel. But don’t undertake these lightly. Your skin will scab over to a certain extent, leaving less pigmentation. You may need more than one treatment, and the downside to lasers is that they are usually very expensive.

Jane Cunningham: www.britishbeautyblogger.com

2. Leslie BaumannLeslie Baumann beauty expert

Avoiding the sun is the number one way to prevent premature aging and skin cancer, so I recommend sunscreen for each and every one of my 16 unique Baumann Skin Types. I’m a big fan of self-tanner because it allows everyone to enjoy a healthy golden glow without exposing the skin to the harmful UV rays. But, the results of these products are highly dependent on one’s application skills, so streaks, mistakes, and mishaps are common.

  1.  I recently discovered a product called Bronze Buffer. These reusable sponges contain no added ingredients or chemicals, and they instantly remove unwanted self-tanner AFTER color develops. The key is to be super-gentle. It only takes a few light swipes to remove self-tanner around the knees, ankles, and feet.
  2.  I’ve heard of a variety of at-home ways to remove self-tanner (including soaking in a tub before scrubbing), but none of them have ever worked for me. The best way to ensure a flawless faux glow is to take a few simple steps before tanning, and the most important is proper exfoliation. It’s important to remove any buildup of dead skin cells before self-tanning. You can use a loofah or scrub. But don’t use anything that’s oil-based because the oil can prevent the self-tanner from getting absorbed into the skin.
  3. Another trick that helps prevent uneven color is applying a lotion or cream to potential problem spots before tanning. A little lotion on the feet, knees, and ankles helps dilute the tanner a bit, so the resulting color isn’t so dark.

Leslie Baumann: www.skintypesolutions.com

3. Amber KatzAmber Katz beauty blogger

  1. Rub a lemon all over the spots if you want to remove tan – works especially well on knees and elbows, where the tanner builds up and is darker than on the rest of the body. These areas tend to be drier.
  2. Take a body scrub and scrub it all over your body in the bathtub before running the water. A dry scrub will buff your body and remove dead skin and tanning.
  3. There are self-tanner removers available in the market. I like St. Tropez Tan Optimizer Remover.

Amber Katz: www.rouge18.com

4. Lara EurdolianLara Eurdolian beauty expert

  1. Apply aloe vera. It will soothe your tan and lighten it if applied daily (just stay out of the sun).
  2. Lemon Juice – Remember when blondes used to put lemon juice in their hair to lighten it? Well, the same rule goes for your skin too. The citric acid will help you get rid of your tan.
  3. Wear SPF. You don’t want to exacerbate the tan!

Lara Eurdolian: www.prettyconnected.com

5. Pradeep SharmaPradeep Sharma beauty blogger

Sun tan or tanning is the process of discoloration of the skin. It is caused due to the dangerous UV rays of the sun that attack our skin and damage its beauty. The skin color changes from normal to dark or black. Hence, you must take the necessary preventive measures to keep away from sun tan and skin discoloration.

Tanning darkens the skin and gives rise to problems like burning sensation, wrinkles, permanent damage, age spots, and other signs of premature aging. The main cause of sun tan is prolonged exposure of the skin to the sun. However, the usage of some chemical products can also lead to tanned skin. Here are a few useful tips to help you remove sun tan quickly and effectively:

1. Exfoliate

Exfoliating, which is one of the best ways to keep your skin smooth, is equally effective in removing tan quickly. You must exfoliate every second day to get the tan off your skin. It is better to use a cloth or loofah for removing the outermost layers of skin cells from the body. Exfoliating regularly will also keep your skin soft and supple.

2. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel works well on tanned skin. Pluck a few aloe vera leaves and scrape out a little gel. Apply it to the tanned areas before going to bed. It lightens the tan and regular usage of this completely removes the tan.

3. Cucumber Juice and Lemon Juice

Mix both the juices, apply it directly on the face and hands. Leave it for 20 minutes. Later, wash your face with cold water. Regular use of this home remedy will brighten your skin and make it tan-free and spot-free. Cucumber works its magic as a natural cleanser for all types of skin.

Pradeep Sharma: www.healthxwellness.com

6. Sara PatelSara Patel beauty blogger

  1. First, I always ask my blog readers (who approach me) to get the best product available in the market. If I have used the product and it works on me, I suggest the same. And if I have not used the product, I do some research of the ingredients of the cream and by reading some reviews and ask my reader to give feedback of the product. Almost 95% of the time, I get a positive reply. And sometimes, it happens that the product doesn’t work.
  2. To remove tan, I prefer aloe vera gel as the best natural product. This gel is full of antioxidants and skin caring nutrients that will help erase tan quickly.
  3. Using cucumber on the skin is also a great remedy to lighten tan and can also help people with sensitive skin.
  4. Honey, with drops of lemon juice, is also very helpful in removing tan. (Lemon drops should be avoided in case of sensitive skin type or sunburns.)

7. Rebecca GibsonRebecca Gibson beauty expert

  1. Take a milk bath! Milk contains lactic acid that exfoliates the skin, and the combination of warm water will also help to remove the dead (tanned) skin cells.
  2. Go swimming! Saltwater (if you are on holiday) or the chlorine at local pools actually fades your tan quicker. The perfect method if you want to fade your tan quickly!
  3. If it’s for your face – use a brightening or whitening skin serum such as the Olay White Radiance range – this will even out any tan or dark spots you may have.

Rebecca Gibson: www.buenobeauty.com

Learn how to get rid of tan and regain your glowing skin. Check this video for easy and effective sun tan removal and skin brightening treatments that you can safely avail.

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Your body has numerous mechanisms in place to protect itself from harm. Overexposure to the sun can cause skin damage due to the sun’s harmful rays, so your skin protects itself by producing melanin. Melanin is a pigment that absorbs UV rays but also darkens your skin, causing an uneven skin tone or tan. You can remove tan naturally or through skin treatments. Following simple home remedies can help reduce or remove tan effectively. These remedies include ingredients such as tomato, lemon juice, and aloe vera that have anti-pigmentary properties. It is also recommended to wear sunscreen or full-sleeved clothes to prevent tanning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Multani mitti soap remove tan?

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Multani mitti soap can remove tan and lighten the skin. While there is some evidence to suggest that Multani mitti has bleaching properties, studies on its skin brightening effect are lacking (18).

Which soap is best for tan removal?

Soaps containing skin-lightening ingredients can help remove tan. The best soap for you is the one that is formulated for your skin type.

Are there any precautions or guidelines to follow when attempting to remove tan?

Avoid excessive sun exposure, use gentle exfoliation, and try natural remedies such as lemon juice, tomato, and aloe vera to lighten the skin.

Can regular moisturizing help in fading a tan?

Yes, regular moisturizing can help in fading a tan by hydrating the skin.

Are there any specific foods or dietary recommendations that can help in removing tan?

There are no such specific foods that can help in removing tan. However, you can consume fruits and vegetables and keep yourself hydrated to support good skin health.

How can I prevent the tan from recurring after it has been removed?

You can prevent the tan from recurring by using sunscreen with high SPF and wearing protective breathable clothing.

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