Eliminate Skin Tan With These Simple Diy De-Tanning Remedies

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
Eliminate skin tan with these simple DIY de-tanning remedies

For some people tanned skin means sun-kissed, bronzed out skin that looks super sexy. But for others who have sensitive skin, tanned skin equals to skin that’s sunburnt and damaged. While a little bit of sun exposure is important to derive Vitamin D, some people tan easy and tanned skin may not always be everyone’s favourite.

So ladies, if you are looking to get rid of tan and regain your original complexion, this article is for you. Below, we have listed some super simple DIY de-tanning projects to help you get rid of that tan.


Tomato and yogurt

Sandalwood powder

Step 01: In a bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of fresh plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of fresh tomato pulp/juice.

Step 02: Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.

Step 03: Once completely dry, wash this mask with water and pat dry.

Why this helps: Tomatoes have citric properties that work really well to eliminate tan, reduce dark spots, pigmentation and give your skin a beautiful even tone. This face pack also doubles up as a toner and opens up the pores on the skin. It is a great natural way to tame oily skin, and to moisturise and soothe it.


Lemon juice and potato

Sandalwood powder

Step 01: Extract the juice of one potato and mix it well with 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Step 02: Apply this mixture to your face and neck, but be careful to avoid the eye area.

Step 03: Leave this mixture on for 20 minutes before washing it off with water and a mild cleanser.

Step 04: Follow this up with a hydrating moisturiser.

Why this helps: Potato juice is brimming with fibres, essential vitamins and skin-loving minerals that are super effective when it comes to treating blemishes, dark spots and pigmentation. When coupled with the skin brightening properties of lemon juice, this mask is a super effective option to remove tan.


Sandalwood powder

Sandalwood powder

Step 01: In a mixing bowl, add about 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder along with 1 tablespoon of rose water.

Step 02: Mix together to form a smooth paste.

Step 03: Apply this paste to your face and allow it to dry.

Step 04: Once dry, rinse it with water and a mild cleanser. Remember to use a moisturiser after using this face pack.

Why this helps: If you want to get rid of tan lines, soothe your skin and calm sunburn, then you need to give this face pack a try. Sandalwood has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that calms sun burnt skin, and rose water has natural astringent properties that helps effectively remove tan.

Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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