Here are five natural and affordable ways that will work for most skin types...
Lemon juice is a gentle exfoliant. The citric acid concentration in lemon juice helps cure sun tan and sunburn. Apply the juice using a cotton ball to the affected area and let it stay on your skin for about 15 minutes. It will peel off the dead skin cell layer from the targeted tanned zone which in turn will lead to the formation of new clear skin. It contains healing vitamins which stimulates skin whitening and rejuvenates skin without irritating it.
You can either rub your skin with a few thin slices of cucumber or puree them into a paste. Apply this to the affected area and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Cucumber has high-water retention capacity and is a rich source of vitamins and antioxidants. These antioxidants penetrate in the skin to cleanse it from the core and to nourish each layer of the dermis. This eventually results in reducing tan lines.
Potato is full of antioxidants that undo the damage caused by the sun with its natural antioxidants and minerals. Cut a potato into thin pieces and apply where needed, let it sit for 15 minutes and then remove. It will considerably reduce tan lines and brighten your skin. It will also leave your skin tight and hydrated. After regular use, you will start to see an improved skin texture and tone.
You can grind pomegranate into a mixture and then drain out the juice of it using a sieve. To save time and effort you can also get it from a local fruit juice shop but do not add sweeteners to it. The detoxing vitamins in pomegranate juice help the skin get rid of uneven skin tone. It has rich antioxidants and brightening properties that are excellent for tanned skin.