Summer and skin tan go hand in hand, right? There is no way we can stop beaching and roaming around in summer, even when the sun stays in our hand all day long. Keep enjoying your holidays and summer outings, but not on the expense of a horrible tan.
Just with a little effort and some simple steps you can remove your summer tan:
- Lemon Juice:
Lemon is a safe haven for all skin lovers. Not only it has a tremendous amount of benefits on your skin, but it also ensures that you can get rid of unnecessary tan and skin burning. Another added benefit is that you don’t need to get into some complex face mask to make the tan go away. Lemon is as simple as it can be.
Just cut a small lemon into two slices, and properly rub on your tanned skin. Allow the extract to sit on your skin for a few minutes, and then wash it off. The regular use will make your summer tan definitely go away.
- Cucumber, Lemon and Rose Water:
Cucumber, Lemon and Rose Water – each of the ingredients mentioned has a tremendous amount of benefits when used solely. But, when they are paired together, they definitely do wonders. The trio makes up a good face mask for removing summer tan.
Mix one tablespoon of the extract of the three ingredients in a bowl. Dab the mixture generously on your tanned area.
- Turmeric and Milk:
This simple mask is for those who do not want to involve themselves into the complexities of ways through which a tan can be removed. Just go into your pantry, fetch out the turmeric and get a glass of milk to get done with the summer tan.
Well, you need to follow a proper method through which you can use the duo, obviously. Mix a small amount of turmeric in milk, and apply this mixture onto your face. After a good application, let it dry completely and then wash it off.
- Yogurt and Tomato:
Yogurt and tomato extract are also easily available, and other than tan both have added benefits to the skin. Not only for a tan, but you should also use this pair for the overall health of your skin.
In order to form a paste that can help you get rid of unwanted tan, you need to take one tablespoon of each ingredient. Mix them well to form a paste and slather it onto tanned areas. Keep the mixture on your face for about half hour and wash it off after it has completely soaked through your skin.
- Vicks Vapor Rub:
Yes, you may think that I have gone bonkers or if not, this is definitely the most unconventional method of removing summer tan. I believe this too, but it is definitely one of the most effective ingredients out there.
All you need to do is to take a bottle of Vicks Vapor Rub and apply it generously onto your tanned areas. This is all you need to do on a regular basis, until you see that you have retained your former color. As simple as that!
- Oatmeal Exfoliation:
Oatmeal works great as a natural exfoliate that cleans the pores and remove the tanning. You can either use oatmeal alone or make a scrub using oatmeal, orange peel and lemon juice for quicker results. Use the mixture three to four times a week and scrub it on the tanned areas for 5 to 10 minutes for visible results. Apply a toner in the end to prevent dryness.
Sandalwood is a top ingredient in most of the herbal and organic cosmetics. It is best for lightening and brightening the skin and therefore, used in many face masks as well. So, either find a ready made sandalwood mask or prepare one easily at home.
Take sandalwood powder and mix it with turmeric powder. Make a paste by adding rose water to the mixture. Apply this mask on your face and leave it until it dries up. Scrub it off once dried and then cleanse your face.