If you just got from a beach vacation and now need a new shade of foundation, don’t freak out! Tan removal is now easier than ever with these quick DIY home remedies and effective products we are about to share with you. These easy hacks will help you get rid of the tan those endless sunbathing trips to the beach gave you.

We all know that even-toned skin is extremely important especially if you have a function lined up for the festive season...


Sun protection

Sun protection

First things first, you may have already burnt your skin because of lack of sunscreen, so protect it now! Prevent further tanning of your face and body by using an effective, full coverage sunscreen daily. Even if you are at home. Did you know sitting under a regular tube light causes tanning too? That's why the Japanese use sunscreens even at home! You can try the Lakmé Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 24 & PA++. variant for full coverage protection against the sun. The best part about this sunscreen is that the texture feels light on the skin.


Steam helps to reduce the face tan and how!

Steam helps to reduce the face tan and how!

Hit the nearest Lakmé Salon and get a face steam session. Hot steam opens your pores and gets rid of dirt that might have accumulated there. After your session, your skin will feel rejuvenated and definitely less tanned.


Wax and bleach

Wax and bleach

Another salon remedy is to get waxed, even if you don’t need one. Waxing, like scrubbing, will help to get rid of tanned, upper layer of your skin quickly. Body and face bleach help to lighten your skin too!

These tips on how to remove face and body tan will allow you to add a couple of more bikinis to your shopping cart without any regrets.


A scrub will help you get rid of the upper tanned layer

A scrub will help you get rid of the upper tanned layer

Scrubbing your face and body helps to get rid of the tanned upper layer of the skin. Therefore as soon as you get home from your vacation, go for a scrubbing and spa session.


Home remedies to remove tan

Home remedies to remove tan

While the above remedies are effective in removing tan, you can also try some DIY masks to get rid of it. Here are some home remedies you can try:

Homemade tan removal mask for the face and body

Mix half a cup of gram flour with 1/4th cup of lemon juice and 1/4th cup of yogurt. Apply this mixture to your face and body 20 minutes prior to taking a shower thrice every week.

1. Potato juice

Potato juice to remove tan

Apply some potato juice on your face and keep it until it dries. Doing this every alternative day for 2 weeks will help you get rid of the tan completely.

2. Magic homemade lotion for brighter, softer skin

Magic homemade lotion for brighter, softer skin

Mix 20 ml lemon juice, 20 ml of rose water and 1.5 tablespoons of glycerin. Apply this lotion in a soft, circular motion on your face before going to bed every night. You can see effective results after a week.

3. Honey and papaya mask

Honey and papaya mask to remove tan

Take a few pieces of ripe papaya, mash it using a fork and add a teaspoon of honey to it. Mix well until a smooth paste is formed. Apply this paste all over the tanned skin and let it dry for 30 minutes. Wash it off.

4. Cucumber mask

Cucumber mask to remove tan

Shred a cucumber, and squeeze to obtain its juice. Using a cotton ball, apply the juice all over your skin. Let it dry and wash it off with cold water.


FAQs about tan removal

FAQs about tan removal

1) How can I remove sun tan overnight?

A. Removing a tan does not happen overnight. The above-mentioned masks such as lemon juice & rose water, potato juice, and honey & papaya mask are all effective in removing sun tan. How long the de-tanning process will take depends on the tan you have.

2) How long does it take for a tan to go away?

A. Ideally, it takes 7-10 days for a tan to fade.

3) How to get rid of tan on neck?

A. The best way to get tan off your neck is potato juice.

4) How to get rid of a tan on brown skin?

A. The methods mentioned above such as steaming, using sun protection and homemade masks are all effective in getting rid of a tan on brown skin.