If you live in a tropical country, then it’s almost impossible to beat suntan. Exposing your skin to the sun every single day can leave you with an uneven tone. And, do you know what’s worse? Getting back from a beach vacation with tanned skin—the only downside to a holiday!

However, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve got you the perfect solution to get rid of stubborn suntan. All you need to do is walk to your kitchen aisle and grab skin-loving ingredients such as lemon, rose water, avocado and cucumber off your shelf.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get you started!

diy face mask to get rid of sun tan

Step 01: Smash one avocado to make it into a smooth paste. Make sure the paste is completely free of lumps.

Step 02: Mix together one tablespoon avocado paste and half teaspoon lemon juice in a small bowl.

Step 03: Then, take a few slices of cucumber and blend it to create a paste. Alternatively, you can use cucumber juice too.

Step 04: Add one teaspoon cucumber juice or paste to the above mixture.

Step 05: Lastly, add half teaspoon rose water to the mixture.

Step 06: Mix well and apply the mask all over your face and neck evenly.

Step 07: Leave it on for about 20 to 25 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

Treat your skin to this natural face mask twice or thrice a week for effective results.

diy face mask to get rid of sun tan


  • Avocado: Packed with vitamin C and E, avocado is a skin-loving ingredient that benefits your skin in more ways than one. It not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but also repairs skin damage and treats acne. The best part about using avocado on your skin is that it helps remove suntan, making your skin complexion brighter and spotless.
  • Cucumber: Did you know that cucumbers have high water content? They are made up of about 96 percent water. Its cooling properties help soothe the skin and at the same time, eliminate suntan and cure sunburns. It also leaves your skin nourished and moisturised, thanks to its vitamin C content.
  • Lemon: Loaded with citric acid and vitamin C, lemon acts as a skin-lightening agent that helps fade dark spots and rids your skin of stubborn tan. However, it’s important that you don’t overdose your skin with lemon juice. The citric acid in lemon can burn and irritate your skin, adding to your skin woes.
  • Rosewater: Rosewater is like a skin-refreshment ingredient. However, you’ll be happy to know that this powerful ingredient can also help eliminate suntan and soothe sunburns. It acts as a toner and leaves your skin calm and relaxed. Adding rosewater to your skincare routine can actually work wonders in healing scars, reducing redness and irritation and maintain the skin’s pH levels. 

Instead of getting hold of so many ingredients, you could simply use the Lakme Sun Expert De tan scrub in the areas of your face or body that are tanned and whisk away away all the tan quickly and effectively.