The sun’s rays could be harsh and brutal on the skin. Just a few moments in the scorching heat leads to growth of a brown colored pigment called melanin that can give a dark tanned look to the skin. However various natural remedies are available to de-tan your skin.
Natural methods to de-tan your skin:
Gram Flour: For detanning mix gram flour with curd. Apply it all over and when it dries wash it. You can use it twice a week.
Turmeric Powder: Prepare a paste of turmeric powder and lime juice. This will help lighten your skin tone.
Tomato Pulp: Mash the pulp of tomatoes and apply it on the skin. After a few minutes, wash it off with fresh water.
Sugar Scrub: A good home remedy for tanning is to mix equal amounts of sugar granules and lemon juice. Apply this and scrub for 15 minutes. Keep for another 15 minutes. This will provide a natural bleached effect.
Mashed Papaya: Mashed ripe papaya also helps de-tan and cleanse your skin. If you want, you can also add honey to the pulp before applying it to your skin.
Dried and powdered orange peels: Take the orange peels and mix with curd. Apply on your face. This will help you get rid of blemishes.
Sandalwood Powder: Apply sandalwood paste. Sandalwood is known to soothe and lighten the skin.
Almonds Paste: Rich in vitamin E, almonds nourish the skin. Soak them in milk overnight, then remove the peel and grind them. Almonds can dry out your skin; hence, adding milk cream or honey to the almond paste is advisable.
Potato juice: Applying potato juice is the perfect way to de-tan. Take a tablespoon of potato juice, add equal amount of lemon juice to it and apply. You can also place potato slices on your face, arms and other tanned areas.
Courtesy:Biobloomonline & Curejoy
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