Come to think of it, having fun in the sun comes with its own twists and turns. For instance, if you are someone who does not wish to get tanned, getting those lines is pretty outrageous. South Asian skin tones especially do not need a tan with their already gorgeous skin colour. Even then, we can’t avoid the sun and we still get tanned. So, what do we do? Let tan removal face packs come to your rescue. And guess what, it is not even an expensive option, because you already have all the ingredients with you, in your kitchen!

A tan removal face pack helps even out your skin tone and slowly gets rid of the unwanted and uneven suntan patch which may have settled on your skin. It can be made using various ingredients such as curds, lemon, tomato, etc., most of which are known to have tan removing components. In this article, we will tell you all about how to create the best tan removal face pack at home, without poking a hole in your pocket or compromising on your skin care. Are you ready for this fun-in-the-sun article? Let’s start!

 

1. Tomato face pack for skin tan

Tomato face pack for skin tan

Tomato is known to be a very good ingredient when it comes to tan removal. It also works towards reducing signs of premature ageing and gives the skin a smooth and elastic texture. One of the main reasons why tomatoes work on tan is because of the acidic content present, which also works well towards lightening sun spots and reducing pigmentation on the skin.

Method:

  • Take a ripe tomato and blend it well to make a paste
  • Strain it and apply the remaining pulp on the face
  • Let it sit for around 20 minutes
  • Rinse off and moisturise
  • Use it twice a week for best results

 

2. Besan, Curds and Turmeric face pack for skin tan

Besan, Curds and Turmeric face pack for skin tan

Now we all know how besan face packs work (like a charm, of course). This is a remedy straight from the textbooks of our grandmoms. And boy it works amazingly well. Combine it with a few other ingredients and you have a tan removal face mask recipe that beats all else. Besan is also a gentle exfoliator. Adding curds and turmeric further enhances the effectiveness of this face pack, because the former has acids that work effectively on removing tan and the latter is a good anti-inflammatory and soothing agent. Together, they clear the tan to reveal radiant skin.

Method:

  • Take one tablespoon of besan
  • Take a teaspoon of curds
  • Take a pinch of turmeric
  • Mix all to make a paste
  • Apply and let sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse off and moisturise
  • Use this on alternate days for best results

 

3. Aloe Vera, Turmeric and Honey face pack for skin tan

Aloe Vera, Turmeric and Honey face pack for skin tan

Aloe Vera is one beauty ingredient that we can never have enough of. It is the best thing to have in your beauty regimen. From hair care to skin care, it can be used anywhere. So, is it really a surprise that it forms an active part of a tan removal face pack recipe? Turmeric, with its soothing and anti-acne properties, along with honey that works towards making the skin soft and supple, add to the effectiveness of this face pack.

Caution: Do not use this face pack before you step out in the sun. It can burn your skin. Before bed is the best time to use this.

Method:

  • Take aloe vera gel from a leaf
  • Add aloe vera and turmeric in sufficient proportions
  • Mix all to make a consistent paste
  • Apply and let sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse off and moisturise
  • Use this twice a week for best results

 

4. Coffee, Curds and Turmeric face pack for skin tan

Coffee, Curds and Turmeric face pack for skin tan

Well, why not? When coffee can help you stay awake and complete that assignment, why can it not be an active ingredient when it comes to perking up your skin? Coffee is quite effective in getting rid of that stubborn tan. Further, it improves the blood flow within the skin and is also good at reversing the effects of ageing. Use it with curds and turmeric to make your tan disappear.

Method:

  • Take one tablespoon of coffee
  • Take one tablespoon of turmeric
  • Take enough curds to maintain consistency
  • Mix all to make a paste
  • Apply and let sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse off and moisturise
  • Use this twice a week for best results

 

5. Milk Powder, Lemon Juice and Honey face pack for skin tan

Milk Powder, Lemon Juice and Honey face pack for skin tan

Milk is another age-old ingredient that is extremely good for soft and supple skin. It also helps in getting rid of suntan because of all the lactic acid that is present in it. Further, lemon juice is rich in vitamin C that helps take care of excess sebum and cuts down the tan, while honey soothes the skin.

Method:

  • Take equal parts of honey, milk powder and lemon juice
  • Mix all to make a uniform paste
  • Apply and let sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse off and moisturise
  • Use it twice a week for best results

 

6. Milk and Turmeric for skin tan

Milk and Turmeric face pack for skin tan

Here is another amazing milk pack to get rid of the tan, with a little help from another brilliant skincare ingredient, turmeric. This mask is not only instrumental in getting rid of the tan, but also works towards evening out the skin tone and imparting an instant brightness.

Method:

  • Take sufficient quantities of milk and turmeric
  • Whisk to make a smooth and consistent paste
  • Apply and let sit for half an hour
  • Rinse off and moisturise
  • Use it once a week, preferably before you hit the bed

 

7. Sugar and Lemon face pack for skin tan

Sugar and Lemon face pack for skin tan

Don’t want much hassle while applying pastes and liquids on your face? Well, take the easiest of the two available; lemon and sugar. Lemon, with its vitamin C components and citric acid, works on your tan and sugar acts as a natural exfoliator that removes all the dead and tanned skin cells to reveal the brighter skin beneath.

Method:

  • Mix lemon juice and sugar in adequate quantities
  • Apply it on the tanned parts Let it sit for
  • 10 minutes until it dries Rinse off and moisturise
  • Use this twice a week for best results

 

8. Papaya, Honey and Lemon face pack for skin tan

Papaya, Honey and Lemon face pack for skin tan

Papaya is not just a healthy fruit to consume, but also beneficial as a skincare ingredient. The reason is the enzyme papain which helps in getting rid of any sun tan or pigmentation that darkens the skin and hampers its natural colour. A combination of honey and lemon further enhances the effectiveness of this face pack.

Method:

  • Cut ripe papaya and mash it to make a paste
  • Add a few drops of honey and lemon juice
  • Apply on the tanned areas Let it sit until it is dry
  • Rinse off and moisturise
  • Use daily for best results

 

9. Turmeric and Curds face pack for skin tan

Turmeric and Curds face pack for skin tan

This is yet another easy recipe that helps in getting rid of any tan and sunburn in a jiffy. It is also great at combating any kind of pigmentation and lightens dark spots to reveal smoother and more even-toned skin over time.

Method:

  • Take around two tablespoons of curds
  • Take one tablespoon of turmeric
  • Mix to form a consistent paste
  • Apply and let it sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse off and moisturise
  • Use this on alternate days for best results