Tan no more with these awesome home remedies! Read on to check our 8 fave homemade DIY face packs to get rid of that summer sun tan.
Summer has arrived and most of us are excited to sport summer dresses and pretty sunglasses all season long. But the downside of a sunny day is some serious sun tan which is a result of unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This is caused due to an increase in melanin production. Melanin, a pigment formed by cells in the outer layers of skin is responsible for giving colour to the skin. When we are exposed to the sun, the skin creates more melanin than usual. The more melanin is produced, the darker the skin gets. Plenty of times it gets built up more in certain areas than the others, causing uneven tanning and patchy skin, also known as hyperpigmentation. It also results in skin concerns including acne, fine lines and in some extreme cases, even skin cancer. Most days, a sunscreen is your saviour as it slows down the melanin production. But if you’ve already been exposed and got the tan, there are home remedies to take care of it.
We’re sharing our favourite and easy-to-make DIY face packs to remove tan. All you need is simple home ingredients and some ‘me time’ to relax and give your skin the much deserved TLC.
Cool It with Cucumber Face Pack
Cucumber is the most essential ingredient in plenty of summer home remedies for skin. It has a calm 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 beyond imagination. It hydrates your skin and because it has bleaching properties, it also lightens your skin tone. So, here’s how to make this super easy but super effective face pack.
What you need: Cucumber juice, some rose water, a little lemon juice and a cotton ball.
Prep: Grate the cucumber to make juice, add rose water and squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top. Mix it well in a bowl.
Application: Apply this mixture evenly with a cotton ball on your face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and repeat whenever necessary.
Ta-Ta to Tan with Tomato Face Pack
Tomato is acidic by nature and hence a great remedy to lighten the skin. Due to this property, it helps in getting rid of the unwanted pigmentation. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help clear your skin. So without any delay, let’s have a look at this face pack that’s so beneficial yet so easy to make at home.
What you need: Just 1 ripe tomato.
Prep: Cut the tomato and blend the pieces well.
Application: Now apply the tomato pulp all over your face. Keep massaging it for a while and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.
Papaya Face Pack to the Rescue!
This delicious fruit is so amazing and is available all year around. We all love having a bit of this every now and then. But apart from gorging on scrumptious papaya, you can also use it to better your skin. It contains the enzyme papain which possesses skin-lightening properties and is also great for repairing your skin – whether it is patchy or has scars. So let’s have a look at how to remove tan from face immediately using this magical fruit and how to turn it into a face pack.
What you need: Ripe papaya and a lemon.
Prep: Peel the papaya skin and cut it into pieces. Mash it well and add a few drops of lemon.
Application: Apply this mix on your face. Let it sit until dry and then wash off with water. You can apply it every day too if required.
Simply Lemon Face Pack
Almost used in every face pack to remove tan, lemon is hands down a very important ingredient. Due to its citric properties, it works well to lighten your skin and gives it a mesmerizing glow. We’ll also add some sugar for exfoliation. It’s such an easy and on-the-go pack that you will use it over and over again. Here’s how to make this simple face pack.
What you need: Lemon and some sugar.
Prep: Squeeze the lemon and add some sugar to it. Mix it well.
Application: Apply this scrub to your face and let it sit for 10 minutes before washing it off with water.
Mother’s Magical Besan Face Pack
Growing up, we all saw our mothers raging over this one. Besan or gram flour is so so good for your skin and it not only detans your skin, but also gives it a super glow. It has bleaching properties and works well for all skin types. Let’s have a look at this age-old remedy and how to make the most of it.
What you need: Besan, turmeric powder and curd.
Prep: Mix all these ingredients in a bowl and form a paste.
Application: Apply the paste on your face and let it sit until dry. Wash it off with cold water.
Everyday Aloe Vera Face Pack
Aloe Vera is so popular when it comes to skin and is mostly used in skincare products across brands. It’s true how magical it can be. It has antibacterial properties and is a great moisturizing agent. So get your skin free of tan as well as hydrated and glowing with one of the best face packs for tan removal. Here’s how to make this quick mask.
What you need: Aloe Vera leaves and lemon.
Prep: Squeeze out the Aloe Vera gel from its leaves and mix it with some lemon drops.
Application: Apply this on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it off.
Turn to Turmeric Face Pack
We all remember how some haldi or turmeric was the solution to our little cuts and burns we got while playing as kids. That’s exactly how common and popular the usage of this ingredient is. It battles the sunburn so well and treats pigmentation. Also, expect glowing skin after treating it with turmeric. Let’s have a look at how to make this pack.
What you need: Turmeric and curd.
Prep: Take curd in a bowl and add turmeric to it. Mix it well.
Application: Wear this pack on your face for 15 minutes before washing it off.
Irresistible Coffee Face Pack
You’re surely aware how irresistible the desire to have coffee is, but do you know it is also a bomb tan removal agent? Well, most of the internet is going gaga over coffee used as a scrub and we can’t agree more. Coffee helps in not just removing tan but also increases the blood flow and tackles pigmentation issues. It helps in getting rid of dark spots easily. With its powerful antioxidant properties, it helps combat sun damage effectively. Here’s a coffee face pack for tan removal, just the thing you need right now. Find below steps on how you can DIY it at home.
What you need: Your favourite coffee, turmeric and curd.
Prep: Mix the coffee powder and turmeric powder in a bowl. Now add some curd for consistency as required and form a thick paste.
Application: Use this paste to make a thin layer on your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash it off and be ready to flaunt your ever glowing skin!