7 easy home remedies to save from tan this summer

It is that time of the year when you’ll dread stepping out in the sun and if you do, your skin would be screaming for shade. Check out our super easy homemade detanning face packs in the post below. They are easy to make and effective in results. You cannot escape tanning in summers. All you can do is protect yourself and minimize the effects of sun tanning. These face packs will do all the help.

detanning face packs
This summer step out without worrying about getting tanned!
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Do you know why sun tanning happens?

Sun tanning happens when the melanin level in skin increases which makes the skin appear darker. Melanin production is boosted when we are exposed to sunlight. And this is done to protect your skin and preventing it from skin cancer.

Presenting 7 DIY homemade detanning face packs to save from tan.

  • Papaya Face Pack

For all you lazy girls like me, papaya is the savior against sun tan. All you need to do is mash a few pieces of papaya to form a squishy paste. Apply this all over your face and neck, let it dry for 20 minutes and wash off with cool water.

papaya detanning face pack
Papaya detanning face pack – easy to make and very effective.
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You can also add 1 tbsp fuller’s earth (multani mitti) to the paste. While papaya exfoliates your skin, multani mitti will act as a natural deep cleanser.

  • Oatmeal and Milk Face Pack

Mix 2 tbsp oatmeal with 5 – 6 tbsp milk. Let it rest for 5 minutes and allow the oatmeal to soak up all the milk. Apply the thick paste all over your face and neck. Let it dry for 30 minutes. Wash it by gently scrubbing it off.

Oats are a great exfoliator and milk provides nourishment to the skin. Source - food52
Oats are a great exfoliator and milk provides nourishment to the skin.
Source – food52

Although this pack is suitable for all skin types, it works best for dry skin. It would eliminate the tan and would lightly exfoliate your skin to make it soft and radiant.

  • Cucumber and Curd Face Pack

A lot of us dislike summers, but the struggle is real for those with oily skin type. Excessive oil, sweat, tanning, pigmentation and what not! This cucumber and curd face pack will become your best friend and save your skin from the scorching heat.

summer skincare
Cool it off!
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Mix 2 tbsp cucumber juice with 2 tbsp curd (or milk powder) to form a thick paste. Apply it all over your face, let it dry and then wash off with cool water.

cucumber for face
Rejuvenate your skin with the cooling effects of cucumber and curd.
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  • Tomato Face Pack

Tomatoes contain lycopene which acts as a natural sunscreen for your skin. Remove the seeds of a tomato and make a thick paste. Apply it all over your face, let it dry for 20 minutes and then wash off.

tomato face pack
The easiest of all face packs.
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For best results use it twice a week. Tomatoes are mild and gentle, thus, this pack is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.

  • Lemon Juice and Honey Pack

Mix 1 tbsp honey with 1 tbsp lemon juice to form a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and neck. Let it dry for about 30 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. Honey is a natural moisturizer and leaves your skin soft and supple, while lemon juice will gently bleach your skin and take away all the tan.

lemon and honey face pack
Ban the tan with this magic mix.
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You could make this pack in larger quantity and use it for your arms, legs, and back as well. The pack is mild and gentle, so you can easily use it twice a week.

  • Curd and Gram Flour Face Pack

Do you know that your kitchen is loaded with amazing ingredients providing that much needed goodness to your skin? Gram Flour or besan as it is popularly known as, is one of the many ingredients.

Curd and besan makes Dhokla! Curd and besan also makes a great de-tanning face pack. Source - presserbia
Curd and besan makes Dhokla!
Curd and besan also makes a great de-tanning face pack.
Source – presserbia

For this de-tanning face pack you need to mix 1 tbsp curd + 1 tbsp besan and voila, your magic concoction is ready. Use it regularly and you’ll see a visible reduction in tanning. For added benefit you could mix 1 tbsp multani mitti to the paste.

  • Potato Face Pack

Potato should get the best multi-tasking award. Make yummy recipes to gorge upon or effective face pack recipes, potato is your trustworthy companion for both.

potato face pack
The humble potato works wonderfully to remove that stubborn tan.
Source – potato.ie

To lighten pigmentation, rub the peel of a potato on the affected area. Do this for a couple of weeks for visible changes.

For an easy de-tanning face mask, make a thick paste of 1 potato. Add a few drops of lemon juice or rose water to it. Apply it on your face and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash off with cool water.

potato detanning face packs
Super simple to make! And gives great results.
Source – stylesatlife

Hope you try these easy de-tanning face pack recipes. But don’t forget to do a patch test. Also do let us know which of these worked best for you. And if you have any home remedies to kick away the tan, share it with fellow readers in the comments below.

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Kritika Manchanda is an author of a fiction novel – ‘December Breeze’ and a Features Writer at Let’s Expresso. In addition to being a lifestyle and travel blogger, she is an ardent reader and a crazy dog girl!
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