Summer has shown up early this year with the temperatures breaking all records. While it's the time to enjoy some fresh Summer drinks and fashion, it has also resulted in skin tanning. This is due to an increase in the production of melanin. As we are exposed to sunlight, our skin produces more melanin than usual. It frequently accumulates more in certain areas than others, resulting in imbalanced tanning and spotty skin, also known as hyperpigmentation. It can also cause skin problems such as acne, fine lines, and, in severe cases, skin cancer.
On most days, sunscreen will save you because it will slow down the production of melanin. However, if you've already been exposed and developed a tan, some home remedies can help you get rid of it. We've compiled a list of our absolute favourite and most simple DIY face packs for removing tan. All you need are a few simple household ingredients and maybe some 'me time' to unwind.
Calm down with a Cucumber mask
Cucumber is the most important ingredient in many summer skincare home remedies. It has a soothing and cooling effect, and even if you don't have a tan, a good cucumber face pack or cut-up slices on your eyes will relax you. It hydrates your skin while also lightening your skin tone due to its bleaching properties. Simply grate the cucumber to make juice, add rose water, and top with a squeeze of lemon juice. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine all of the ingredients. Use a cotton ball to apply this mixture evenly for 10-15 minutes and wash it off for the glow!
Tomatoes are naturally acidic, making them an excellent remedy for skin lightening. Because of this property, it aids in the removal of unwanted pigmentation. It also has potential anti properties that aid in skin clearing. So, without further ado, let's take a look at this face pack, which is both beneficial and simple to make at home. Simply cut the tomato and blend the pieces thoroughly. Apply the tomato pulp to your entire face. Continue massaging it for a few minutes and leave it on for 20 minutes. It should be wiped away with cold water.
Squeeze the Lime mask
Lemon is a key ingredient in almost every tan-removal face mask. Because of its acidic properties, it did work well to enlighten your skin and give it a flaunting glow. We'll also add a little sugar to exfoliate the skin. It's such a convenient on-the-go pack that you'll find yourself reaching for it again and again. Here's how to quickly make a face mask. Just take sugar and lemon juice then Squeezeeeee! lemon and its pulp with sugar. Thoroughly combine it and apply this scrub to your face and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with water.
Dadi maa's treasure Besan mask
We all remember our grandmothers ranting about this one when we were kids. Besan, also known as gram flour, is hugely helpful to the skin, as it not only de tans it but also gives a smooth texture. It has bleaching properties and suits all skin types. Let's take a look at this age-old remedy and how to use it effectively. Take Besan, turmeric powder, and curd are required. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and make a paste. Apply the paste to your face and leave it to dry. Wash it with cold water.
Hello to Aloe mask
When it comes to skin, Aloe Vera is extremely popular and is commonly found in a variety of skincare products. It can indeed be magical. It has antifungal effects and is an excellent moisturiser. So, with one of the best face packs for tan removal, you can get your skin tan-free, moisturised, and shining. This is how to make a simple mask. You'll need aloe vera leaves and lemon. Scoop out the Aloe Vera gel from its leaf surface and combine it with some lemon drops to make this. Apply it to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing.
Hearty oats and buttermilk mask
While buttermilk is great for calming the skin and curing blisters, oatmeal is an astounding exfoliator that will leave your skin plumped and revitalised. In a mixing bowl, combine two tablespoons of coarsely crushed oatmeal and three-four tablespoons of buttermilk. Use on tanned skin. Massage gently in a circular motion; leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Use these masks to undo the effects of tanning. Have a good Summer!