Quite a number of pale skinned beauties love a tanned skin whereas, many of us dread the thought of it. Sun Tan is caused as a result of exposure to the sun’s rays. To prevent the skin from damage, melanin production increases. In the process, skin darkens and loses its elasticity. Sunscreen provided partial protection from the sun but doesn’t cure the damage that has been done already.
Now, what does a sun tan do to your skin?
It can bring in a host of problems like acne, wrinkles, dryness, pigmentation, freckles and burns. In its extremity, prolonged sun exposure causes skin cancer!
Remember, natural remedies take time to produce desired results. You will not see remarkable changes within a day’s use. Be consistent with the method you opt for. For those of you who are looking for a natural remedy to get rid of the sun damage, these few tips can come in handy:
Lemon juice, rose water and cucumber
This can effectively cure the tan with religious use. Lemon juice rich in Vitamin C and cucumber with its cooling properties also act as bleaching agents. Keep it for 10 minutes and then wash off. Make sure you do not expose your skin to the sun with the pack on. After you wash this off, follow up with a Sunscreen with a minimum of 20 SPF.
Turmeric, Yogurt and Besan (Gram Flour)
Turmeric has been widely used in Ayurvedic practices. It is an essential part of many rituals in Indian households. It works effectively on pigmentation and adds a natural glow. Yogurt is also a bleaching agent with moisturising properties. Gram Flour takes off dead skin cells and leaves softer skin. Mix these equally and leave it for 20 minutes. After the pack dries, wet your face with a few drops of water and scrub it off.
Tomato, Yogurt and Honey
This pack not just relieves skin tan but also improves complexion. Tomato has bleaching properties and works wonders on oily skin and helps shrink pore size. Honey and Yogurt have moisturising and nourishing properties. Mix equal parts and leave the pack for 30 minutes.
Raw Potatoes have excellent effects on tanned skin.
Along with soothing the skin, it also has a great results in lightening tan. Cut them and make a paste. Apply on the affected area for about 30 minutes.
Born and brought up in India, Anushree's thoughts have been conditioned by a surrounding diverse in all aspects. She aspires to travel round the world and have a taste of the culture, food and music. Her Masters in Political Science has given her a reality check as to where India stands in enlightening its womenfolk. Writing gives her the freedom to materialize her ideas and allow people to sneak into her mind. She finds it fun and liberating.