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How to get rid of tan

Updated on June 11, 2012

Come summer, and all the fun begins! But with so many activities outdoors, it's easy to forget the damage sun does to our skin. I live in a part of the world where the sun can be especially punishing if measures are not taken to care for the skin, so I've tried and tested different remedies to see which ones work the best. I love using natural products, as I feel they are very gentle yet effective on the skin. So here are four tried-and-tested ways to reverse the sun damage on the skin. Make good use of them!

The Fantastic Four - For the Sun Exposed Face!

  1. The Gram-Yogurt Mask: Mix 1/2 Cup of Gram flour with 3-4 tablespoons of plain cold yogurt, and mix well to create a smooth paste. Apply all over the face, avoiding the eyes, and other areas exposed to the sun. Let the paste dry for around 10-15 minutes, until it starts to harden on the face, and then rinse off with water. Pat dry your face with a towel. Believe me, you will see the glow instantly! Using this gram-yogurt mask at least once a week will ensure that your skin is regularly healed of the sun damage.
  2. Tomato Pulp Mask: Tomato Pulp is a great way to restore the youthful glow on your skin. Although I am not a fan of raw tomatoes in my food, I do enjoy the benefits of applying it on the skin. Simply squeeze the pulp of a a big, fresh tomato, and apply it over the sun exposed parts. Rinse off after 15 minutes. The pulpy goodness works wonders to remove sun damage, and also, when used over regularly, helps avoid the appearance of fine wrinkles on the skin.
  3. Aloe Vera Pulp: Aloe Vera's benefits have been recognized well by the beauty industry, and it has become a much used ingredient in beauty products, but in my experience, the benefits of using the raw pulp of Aloe Vera has been far more effective in treating my sun tan than using a product where Aloe Vera is just one of multiple ingredients. One very big plus of applying Aloe Vera gel is that it acts like your own mini air conditioner! Just apply the gel on the skin and lie down under the fan, the gel has an astounding cooling effect on the skin, and does a great job of keeping you cool and refreshed, even on the hottest of summer days!
  4. Milk Cream and Turmeric: A paste made of milk cream and a pinch or two of turmeric is a great way to not only remove sun tan over time, but also to treat dry skin. Apply the paste for around 10 minutes, and rinse off with water.The milk cream moisturizes the skin really well, without making it feel greasy. A word of warning though - this remedy is more suited for people with dry skin, as the moisture in the cream might not be such a good idea for someone with an oily skin.

I hope you find these tips of value, and I would love to hear back to know which remedy worked the best. All the Best, and have a lovely summer ahead!


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      Abhijit Aswath 5 years ago from India

      :) happy to help.. thanks a lot silvergenes

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      SilverGenes 5 years ago

      Thank you for some great ideas for being kind to summer skin! :)

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      These masks look very refreshing. I think your title is interesting because most Americans seem to be obsessed with trying to get a tan, despite the fact that it is damaging to the skin.

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      Abhijit Aswath 5 years ago from India

      :) glad to know that it was useful to you

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot my friend. Very useful. Looking forward for more articles from you.

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      Sanjida Alam 5 years ago from Bangladesh

      Ha ha, thanks a lot! I was looking for something exactly like this!

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      Abhijit Aswath 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for the appreciation unknown spy :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      very interesting and useful infos! Great hub.

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      Abhijit Aswath 5 years ago from India

      :)Thank you very much for your appreciation Christin. Yes, I was very mindful of that while writing this Hub. Come to India someday if you are bored of your usual problems :)

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      Nice hub unfortunately I live in a part of the world where getting a sun tan is a problem not getting rid of it.