With tan removal being a common problem these days for men, it was our responsibility to provide the best tips and methods for Tan Removal and today we have done just that. Tanning happens due to the increase in skin pigment, called melanin, which causes the tan color change & is a sign of damage. Once your skin is exposed to UV radiation, it increases the production of melanin in an attempt to protect the skin from further damage and in turn causes tanned skin.
Now that we know the reasons for your skin being tanned, let's go ahead and check the best tan removal methods.
Lemon and Honey
Lime juice and honey can be great resolutions for tan removal. Mix equal quantities of honey and lemon juice and apply directly to the tanned areas of the skin. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes (if you have an oily face, do not let honey remain on your skin for too long) and wash using a mild soap. Do this daily if possible and specially on the days when you are exposed to the sun for long hours (do not use hot water on your face)
Milk Lemon pack
Milk and Lemon have also been able to remove tan and can work on all face types. Mix three tablespoonfuls of milk and one tablespoonful of lemon in a bowl and stir them together until the liquid dissolves and forms into a thick, creamy paste. Apply it on your face and leave the mask for about 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with plain water when it dries (do not use hot water on your face).
There is nothing more soothing to the skin than aloe vera. To remove sun tan from your face with aloe vera, directly apply the gel from the plant on your face and leave it on to dry for 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water to get smoother skin instantly (do not use hot water on your face).
Sandal wood turmeric pack
Sandalwood and turmeric are essential ingredients for treating sun tan and can be easily mixed at home. Mix sandalwood and pure turmeric powder in a ratio of 1:1 and add rose water to make a fine paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes or until it is dry and then wash it off with cold water (do not use hot water on your face).
Lemon Glycerin face pack
It is best to make this face pack at home. Mix glycerin and lemon in equal ratio. Apply the mixture on the tanned area and wash when it dries with lukewarm water only. This mixture can also be used as tan removal cream at night to remove tan and get clear skin (do not use hot water on your face)
Also, when it comes to men, there is not much scope of removing a real tan instantly, there is something that you can do to prevent further darkening of the tanned area. Apply a liberal coat of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 before stepping out of your home.
So don't let your tanned skin put you down, try any of these methods and get rid of the unwanted tan. Since all these are home remedies, there are no side-effects to any of these sun tan removal methods.