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Home remedies to remove tan

Updated on December 29, 2016
 apply a good sun screen onto all the exposed areas of the skin, before venturing out in to the sun.
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No matter how much sun screen I use, my skin is bound to tan very quickly ( I always forget to take a hat) . I do not mind tanning sometimes but its the uneven color tome which irritates me, my face looks tanned and my neck hardly gets tanned, so when I look into the mirror, I see 2 different skin tones! It takes time for tan to fade off and cocoa butter lotion helps a lot.

Given below are some home remedies to remove tan, it has helped me , hope i works for you all too!

  1. Apply Aloe Vera gel all over the area which has tanned overnight and wash with lukewarm water in the morning. You can even add a few drops of lime juice in the Aloe Vera gel.
  2. Mix 2 tsp of rose water and 1 tsp of lemon juice and apply twice a day.
  3. Apply lemon juice, peppermint oil and tomato juice on skin to remove tan. You can also use them individually.
  4. You can also bleach the skin which has been tanned, though I do not recommend it personally because it damages the skin.
  5. Keep yourself hydrated, drink at least 9-10 glasses of water everyday. You can even add a little lime juice in the water that you are drinking, this will help in speeding the lighting process.
  6. Make a mixture by adding yogurt with lime juice and orange juice. Apply this mixture for 15- 20 minutes on the effected area and wash with cold water.
  7. Make a scrub by mixing oatmeal, plain milk, lavender and almonds finely grounded. Apply on the effected area and scrub off after 10-15 minutes.
  8. Exfoliate regularly, you will see the results in a fortnight.
  9. Mix a tsp of vinegar, cucumber juice, milk and potato juice and apply on the effected area. Wash after half an hour.
  10. lemon juice mixed with honey and olive oil is also good for removing tan.
  11. Mix saffron and milk cream and apply it over night. You can even add a few drops of lemon juice too in it. This paste will add glow to your face and help in removing tan too!!!
  12. You can make a home exfoliate by mixing chick pea flour with tomato juice, lime juice, homey and yogurt. Make a thick paste out of it ( do not add water) and apply on the effected area. Scrub and wash off after half an hour. This process is a bit messy but is very effective.
  13. Dab buttermilk on your face a few times in a day. Buttermilk is an excellent home remedy to remove tan.
  14. Mix lemon juice, sugar and glycerin and make a smooth paste . Apply this on the effected area. Scrub off after 15 minutes.
  15. Make a pack of lime juice , milk, olive/ almond oil and honey. Wash face after 15 minutes. Use this pack for a week.
  16. Yogurt is an excellent ingredient to remove tan.
  17. Make a paste of turmeric and lemon juice. Apply this pack for 2-3 days a week. You can even add yogurt or plain milk in this pack.

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    • dipsmi profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Thanks Dmop! I am sure you will be able to remove tan using some of the home remedies from here :)

    • dmop profile image


      6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I never really thought about trying to remove a tan before, but I thought I'd check out your Hub anyway. After reading it I can see why one might use the remedies you have provided. I'd be willing to bet that most of the ideas would be good for your skin as well. Good article, voted up and useful.

    • Injured lamb profile image

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Great and useful information dipsmi...thanks for the sharing, would share your remedies with my friends and family...

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great interesting information within this well written hub,i had no idea you could remove a tan, well done !

    • brett-stephen profile image


      6 years ago from Miami

      Excellent hub, good read. I used aloe vera and sometimes lemon juice too to remove tan. Summer is really hot and skin burning.

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      6 years ago

      very interesting article. thanks for sharing..

    • learner365 profile image

      Saadia A 

      6 years ago

      Nice remedies.I agree Yogurt is best ingredient to remove tan. I also get issues with uneven skin so i may look forward to try some of the methods shared above.

      Thank you for sharing !!!

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      Kristin Trapp 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      Wow - I had no idea you could remove a tan. Like you, I tan very easily even with plenty of sunscreen. I may have to try a couple of these methods.


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