How To Remove Tan From Skin – DIY Remedies

How To Remove Tan From Skin – DIY Remedies

How To Remove Tan From Skin – DIY Remedies

Summer is the time for fun in the sun, whether relaxing at the beach or an outdoor pool party or exploring exotic destinations on tour during the day, the after effects of having a good time outdoors under the sun ends up in unwanted suntans and other skin problems due to exposure to harsh sun.

Tanned skin can make you look unhealthy and older. In addition to suntan, exposure to sun can cause skin to age faster, hyperpigmentation and dark spots. The sun's ultra violet rays cause damage to fibers in the skin responsible for its elasticity, causing lines and wrinkles making the skin look dull and aged.

Suntans will fade away over a couple of weeks, but if you’re searching for “How to remove suntan” or “homemade remedy to remove suntan”, look no further; Ayurveda has got your covered. You can try out DIY homemade remedies with ingredients recommended by ancient ayurvedic texts. Here are some easy homemade remedies to remove tan:


Sandal Wood for removing Sun Tan

Being considered as complexion enhancing “Varnya Gana” in the famed Ayurveda text Charaka Samhita, Sandalwood has immense toning properties.

How to use:

Make a paste out of sandalwood powder with the help of either milk, rose water, tender coconut water or cucumber juice. Apply it on the tanned skin and wash it off with water after 15 – 20 minutes.  

Pro Tip: If you would like to try a formulation with balanced ingredients to rejuvenate your facial skin in addition to removing suntan, you can try the Zuame Herbal Face Pack.


Aloe for removing sun tan

Aloe Vera extract is also beneficial to remove suntan from your skin.  You can apply it every day, and results can usually be seen in a week’s time. 

How to use:

Peel out some gel out of a broken aloe vera leaf and apply on the suntan. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash with water.

Pro Tip:  If you are looking for a readymade remedy to indulge yourself, try the Zuame Exfoliating Scrub with Aloe vera, Coffee, Chocolate and Vanilla for nourishing exfoliation in addition to fighting suntan.

Saffron to remove sun tan:

Saffron has been used in Ayurveda to heal skin problems. It balances all the doshas as per ancient ayurvedic texts. The skin soothing and skin lightening properties of Saffron help remove suntan naturally, and helps in even skin tone.

How to use:

Soak a few strands of saffron with a spoon of raw milk for 15 – 20 minutes. Apply this mixture on the sun tan area, keeping it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Repeat the process daily for a few weeks to see good results.

Pro Tip: If you are looking for something readymade and easier to handle, you can use Zuame’s Swarna Radiance Clay Masque. This versatile hair masque has the goodness of berries and anthill soil in addition to saffron. The Clay masque is designed to cleanse, refresh & rejuvenate your skin and remove suntan from your tanned skin.

Almond Oil to remove suntan:

Sweet Almond Oil is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin E and helps nourish the skin and improve complexion. It is helpful in removing suntan, lighten dark circles, remove marks and spots on the skin. Almond Oil also helps in slowing down the signs of aging in a person and prevent damage from the sun’s UV rays.

How to use:

Take a few drops of sweet almond oil. Massage the oil onto your skin area with suntan a few minutes before going to bed at night. Massage for at least 2-3 minutes in circular motions until the oil gets absorbed in the skin.

Pro Tip:  If you are looking for a readymade remedy with the goodness of Almonds for removing suntan,  try the Zuame Exfoliating Scrub with Sweet Almonds, Coffee, Chocolate and Vanilla for nourishing exfoliation in addition to fighting suntan.

Other Zuame products that help you to remove tan, are

Face & Body Wash:

An all-natural bathing experience in addition to helping you remove tan

Swarna Radiance Cream with 24k Gold Bhasmam & SPF50:

An Exceptionally potent yet lightweight formula that restores firmness, deeply moisturizes and visibly transforms dull & uneven skin to give you that perfect dewy and radiant glow.

Swarna Radiance Serum with 24k Gold Bhasmam:

Knock off years from your skin’s looks with this potent and quick acting serum enriched with 24k Gold Bhasmam.

These are just some of the homemade remedies that you can use to remove tan from your skin. If you have any other tips or remedies, please share them in the comments below!

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