A suntan can be defined as the ability of your skin to protect you from the harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays of the Sun. But it is not that all tans can give you sun protection. There are 2 types of suntans which are caused due to the 2 different types of UV rays. The two different types of UV rays are UVA and UVB. The suntan caused by both of these rays in your skin is entirely different. These tans are formed at different times and levels. When you understand this difference, you can identify the tan’s type and follow proper remedial measures accordingly.


Suntans also depend on the type of skin you have. The ability of the skin to tolerate sun exposure can be determined by the pigment the skin makes. It depends mainly on the time it takes to make it. These suntans are often accompanied with sunburns. Knowing the type of skin you have helps in following the most effective remedial measures. In this article, I will explain the types of tanning and how to get rid of a tan in different parts of your body like hands, legs, face, neck, and lips. I will give a brief explanation of all the common remedies to be taken for tan removal.

Skin Types
Types Of Tanning
How Long does It Take To Get Rid Of Tan
Tips To Avoid Tanning
DIYs To Remove Tan From Body
Remove Tan From Neck
Remove Tan From Face
Remove Tan From Lips

How to get rid of a tan
How to get rid of a tan

Skin Types

    The following are certain types of skin, related to tanning:

  • Always burn, never tans
  • Always burns and tans very little
  • Burns somewhat but tans gradually
  • Burns a little but tans easily (mostly olive skin)
  • Rarely burns and tans easily (mostly brown skin)
  • Never burns tans dark black (mostly dark brown skin)

Types of Tanning

There are 2 types of tanning[1] that occurs once the skin is exposed to UV rays. It is very essential to know the differences between these two. It is because one of the types causes melanin secretion in your body. The other type of tanning does not cause melanin secretion in your body.  This will result in the tanning of your skin. Melanin[2] is the pigment which is secreted by your body. It contains little granules in it. These granules will form and give the tan color to your skin. The cells that are made in melanin pigment are called melanocytes.

The melanin granules in the skin will spread out in the top of your living skin layer in those areas where your skin gets exposed to the UV rays.  Even a thin layer of pigment granules and melanocytes in your skin can give you a little extra sun protection for your skin. The skin, to make this protection, takes some time.

There are two types of tanning response to UV light. Those two types are :

#1 Immediate Pigment Darkening

  • This is an immediate tanning
  • The tan happens just because your skin redistributes all those pigments that were already present in your skin.  No new melanin granules will be formed at that time.
  • This can happen right after both UVB exposure and UVA exposure.
  • These suntans start to occur right away and will get maximized after just a few hours from sun exposure.
  • This UVA or UVB exposure results in the free radicals. These free radicals will have the capability to damage the DNA present in your skin.
  • This tan will not protect your skin from the sun. So you can’t use these tanning beds for getting a little base tan and protect your skin during the summer seasons.

This type of UV exposure can cause an increase in the thickness of the dead skin cell layer of your skin (stratum corneum). These thick dead skin cell layers cannot give even a little sun protection to your skin. In such cases, try to exfoliate these dead skin cells[3]. They make skin look dull, dry, and leathery.

#2 Delayed Pigment Darkening

  • This type of darkening is delayed tanning that takes time to form.
  • This suntan happens only from exposure to UVB rays. UVB is the same sun rays that cause sunburn. So tanning is part of this pigment darkening which initiates sunburns.
  • It begins after 3 to 4 days of getting exposed to the sun. This becomes maximal at 10 to 14 days (a minimum of 2 weeks).
  • This darkening only happens when all of your DNA in the sun-exposed skin cells gets damaged by the UVB rays.

The tan occurs because your skin actually makes more melanin pigment granules and spreads them out in the living layer of your skin.  This literally means that they do not give you even a small amount of sun protection, & that too at the expense of DNA[4] damage. Suntans are temporary because these melanin granules grow up and out of your skin as your cells shed.  These types of tan will give your skin a nominal SPF that is near to the SPF 30 sunscreens that doctors always recommend. Like an immediate tan, this type of exposure also causes an increase in the dead skin cell layer of your skin (stratum corneum). This process of thickening will give a little sun protection. But it is the same layer of skin which we exfoliate to keep it looking attractive.

 

How Long does It Take To Get Rid Of Tan

It normally takes a couple of months to get rid of tan entirely. This also depends on the remedial measures we follow and the precautions we take to prevent further tanning. Following the remedial measures on every day or once in two days can offer you better results. It also varies according to the affected part of your body like face, neck, hands, and legs.

The type of skin you have and the nature of your work also are vital factors. If you stay outdoor for most of the time, then your skin will be exposed to the sun for a longer duration. In such cases, you have to cover your skin for preventing the skin tan. Your skin will require extra care for preventing a tan.


Tips To Avoid Tanning

No matter how hard we try, when you live in a country like India, there are no chances for avoiding the Sun. We get the sun for 8 out of 12 months in a year. Even during monsoons, it is present. We all are caught in the same dilemma as everyone is. We are searching about what all we can do apart from slathering on sunscreen to defend and protect ourselves from the hot sun. Here is a list of few things that can be done for preventing your skin from suntan:

Understanding the UVA and UVB rays

Before we disclose the secret to prevent tanning, we must know how UVA and UVB rays can affect our skin and cause skin tanning. UVA is a type of ultraviolet radiation that has a wavelength of 400-320  nm. And, UVB is also ultraviolet radiation having wavelengths between 320-290 nm. The shorter the wavelength, the higher will be the energy of radiation. Both these radiations have the power to damage the upper surface epidermal layers of the skin since they can alter the cells called DNA. To lessen these ill effects of the sun, you should have an understanding of SPF which is the Sun Protection Factor.

SPF can be defined as the measurement of the number of times your skin reddens due to the harmful sun rays. This can be done with and without sunscreen. Suppose your skin normally burns after being 10 minutes in the sun. Then you have to apply a sunscreen with an SPF containing 15. It will ensure that you can stay in the sun without burning for almost 140 to 150 minutes (15 times longer). However, this doesn’t mean that you should buy a sunscreen with an extremely high SPF. Because too much SPF can also affect the normal texture of your skin.

  • Avoid stepping out during peak time

Most of us know that morning sunshine can give us the essential dose of Vitamin D. But afternoon sunshine is not the same. So avoid stepping out in the sun between 10 am to 4 pm. This is because that is the time when the sun rays are strongest. They play a vital role in tanning and sunburn, especially during the summer months. If you must step out, you should wear a light fabric like rayon or even georgette that can keep you cool. It also minimizes the impact of the sun.

  • Sunglasses and hat for coverThe skin around your eyes, neck, and T-zone is very sensitive to the sun. These regions need utmost care and protection while you’re outdoors. A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses can offer 100% protection against these UV rays. So make sure you wear both. It is better to wear these even when you’re stepping out after 4 pm. The slightest rays of the sun can also immensely harm your skin.
  • Don’t forget SPFSunscreen lotions[5] and creams are the next most important one. Whenever you by a sunscreen, it is important to give much importance to its SPF value. Most of the doctors recommend the 9to5 Super Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++ +. It comes in two variants, namely, the hydrating and mattifying. It suits both dry or oily skin types. Most of us rely on the healthy white SPF 24 for our body and face. These lotions work wonders as skin protectants at all times. You should always remember to follow the same routine throughout the year. You will always require protectant in the summers to get rid of tan.
  • ReapplyIf you are out in the sun, then your sunscreen will not last more than a few hours. Make sure that you reapply sunscreen to ensure utmost care and protection for your skin. Even those people who constantly work in front of computer screens should follow this. It is important to follow this practice daily to make your skin appear even and brighter. It helps in making your skin free from a tan and sun damage.
  • Use homemade suntan recipesThere are many suntan recipes that are available. These suntan recipes differ for each of your body parts. It also depends on how much your skin gets exposed to the sun. All these recipes are made of natural ingredients which will not cause any side effects. These recipes can also help in nourishing your skin with proper nutrients[6]. It helps in maintaining the normal tone and the texture of your skin. It will not take much of your time to prepare and apply it. Before following any of the recipes, check whether they suit your skin types. If it doesn’t suit, you can follow some of the other available recipes that suit better for your skin. You should follow it at least once in two days for reducing the tan in your skin efficiently.
  • Tan removal Creams and lotionsThe advancement in technology has brought a solution for most of the issues we are facing every day. Nowadays many tan removal creams and lotions are available in the market. These creams can also be used for reducing the tan. Before using these creams it is always better to get suggestions from a dermatologist. You should avoid using these creams and lotions without getting them prescribed from the doctor. Before you start using it, you should test whether the cream or lotion suits your skin type.You should apply a small amount of cream on your skin and see whether you face any issues. If you face any problems like itching or burning then it is better to avoid using it. If you don’t face any of the issues you can use it. Apply these creams on the areas where your skin has got tanned. Do not apply it to the areas other than the tanned regions.
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DIYs To Get Rid Of Tan From Body

You should never neglect taking care of the skin of your hands and legs. Like the skin present on our face and neck, they also get exposed to the sun directly every time. When your hands and legs get tanned, it can affect your overall appearance to a great level. The type of dress you wear play a vital role in making your hands and legs tan. It is best to always cover your hands and legs entirely whenever you go out during the sunny times.

Home remedies to get rid of tan

There are a few homemade recipes which can be followed to get rid of tan from your hands and legs. All these recipes are made of natural ingredients which will not cause any side effects. Some of the simple homemade recipes are as follows:

Curd and Haldi pack
Lemon juice
Cucumber Extract and Lemon Juice
Bengal Gram Flour and Turmeric powder
Masoor, Tomato and Aloe
Honey and Ripe Papaya
Oatmeal and chamomile tea
Sandalwood Powder and Coconut Water

Curd and Haldi pack

Ingredients Required

  • 2 tbsp of curd
  • 1 tbsp of Haldi powder
  • Few drops of lime juice

Directions for Use

  1. Add 1 tbsp of Haldi powder with 2 tbsp of curd.
  2. Then add a few drops of lime juice into the bowl and mix it well.
  3. Apply the paste on your hands and legs evenly.
  4. Leave it to get dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Then you can start rubbing your hands and legs for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Rinse your hands and legs with warm water and pat your face with a clean towel.
  7. You can do this just before taking your bath every day for 2 weeks and you will soon see results.

Lemon juice

Ingredients Required

  • 1 fresh lemon
  • A small bowl of water

Directions for Use

  1. Take a small bowl of water and heat it for some time.
  2. Once it is about to boil put off the heat.
  3. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it completely in the hot water.
  4. Now mix the solution with a spoon until the lime juice gets dissolved completely.
  5. Dip a finger inside the solution and test whether the heat is bearable.
  6. Then soak your hands and legs in this water and leave it for some time.
  7. After 10 to 15 minutes take your hands & legs out and wash it with warm water.
  8. You can do this daily before taking your bath for obtaining better results.

Cucumber Extract and Lemon Juice 

Ingredients Required

  • 1 fresh cucumber
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of rosewater

Directions for Use

  1. Take a few pieces of cucumber and grind it using a mixer or grinder.
  2. Filter the cucumber juice leaving behind the residues.
  3. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it completely in the rosewater. Add the cucumber juice into the rosewater.
  4. Now mix the solution with a spoon until the juice gets dissolved completely.
  5. Then apply the mixture on your hands and legs and leave it for some time.
  6. After 10 to 15 minutes you can wash your hands with warm water.
  7. You can follow this remedy every day before bathing.

Bengal Gram Flour and Turmeric powder

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp of Bengal gram
  • 1 tbsp of lime juice

Directions for Use

  1. Take a small bowl of Bengal gram and make its powder using a mixer or grinder.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of turmeric powder into the bowl and mix it with Bengal gram powder.
  3. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it completely in the bowl.
  4. Now mix the solution with a spoon until it turns into a paste.
  5. Then apply the mixture on your hands and legs and leave it for some time.
  6. After 30 to 40 minutes wash your hands and legs with warm water. Then pat the area with a clean towel.
  7. You can do this every day before going to bed to get better results.

 Masoor, Tomato, and Aloe

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of tomato juice
  • 2 tbsp of aloe vera
  • 1 tbsp of masoor

Directions for Use

  1. Grind a few pieces of tomato and aloe vera using a mixer or grinder.
  2. Filter the juice leaving behind the residues.
  3. Take 1 tbsp of masoor and mix it with this extracted juice.
  4. Now mix the ingredients with a spoon until it turns to a paste.
  5. Then apply the mixture on your hands and legs and leave it for some time
  6. After 15 to 20 minutes wash your hands and legs with warm water.
  7. You can do this just before your bath every day for 2 weeks and you will soon see results.

Honey and Ripe Papaya

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • Few slices of ripe papaya

Directions for Use

  1. Take a few slices of ripe papaya and smash it well until it turns to a paste.
  2. Add one tbsp of honey with the papaya paste and mix it well.
  3. Apply the papaya paste on your hands and legs and allow it to get dried.
  4. After 30 to 40 minutes start massaging your hands for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Then wash your hands with warm water and pat the area with a clean towel.
  6. This remedial measure can be followed every day after getting exposed to the sun. This can remove the tan in your skin at a faster rate.

Oatmeal and chamomile tea

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of chamomile tea
  • 2 tbsp of oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp of corn flour

Directions for Use

  1. Take a small bowl of water and heat it for some time.
  2. Once it reaches medium heat, put off the boiler and allow the water to cool down for some time.
  3. Then, place the chamomile tea bag in the bowl containing hot water until it cools down.
  4. Mix one tbsp of cornflour with oatmeal in a bowl. Then pour the chamomile tea solution into the bowl.
  5. Now mix the ingredients with a spoon until it turns to a paste.
  6. Then apply the paste all over your hands and legs. Start massaging for 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. After 30 to 40 minutes wash your hands and legs with warm water.
  8. You can do this just before your bath every day for 2 weeks and you will soon see results.

Sandalwood Powder and Coconut Water

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder
  • 2 tbsp of coconut water

Directions for Use

  1. Take one tbsp of sandalwood powder and mix it with a few drops of coconut water.
  2. Mix the solution with a spoon until the powder gets dissolved completely.
  3. Then apply it to your hands and legs and leave it for some time.
  4. After 20 to 30 minutes wash your hands and legs with warm water and pat the area with a clean towel.
  5. Follow this remedy every day for quick tan removal.
Turmeric face pack

DIYs To Get Rid Of a Tan From Neck

Most of us do not spend much time in taking care of our neck as we do for the face. Neck might be covered with the hair in some of the cases. But still, when it gets exposed to the sun, the skin starts tanning and a dark layer will be formed on the neck. This will look odd when you wear a dress that does not cover your neck.

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Some other reasons like personal hygiene[7], environmental pollution, chemicals, water, cosmetic products can also cause the dark lines on your neck. These dark tan lines might lead to itching, burning sensation and might also to skin damage. So, it is very essential to take proper care of the skin in your neck and keep it clean. There are some home remedies that can be followed to get rid of the tan from your neck. All of these home remedies are made of natural ingredients that consume very less time for preparation. You can follow these daily before going out in the sun for achieving effective results.

Bitter gourd Extract
Milk and Saffron
Potato juice
Sandalwood Paste
Orange juice and Yogurt
Cabbage leaves
Fuller’s earth and Aloe vera gel
Rice flour and gram flour

Bitter gourd Extract

Ingredients Required

  • few slices of bitter gourd

Directions for Use

  1. Take a few slices of bitter gourd and grind it using a mixer or grinder.
  2. Filter the bitter gourd juice and collect the bitter gourd extract.
  3. Then apply it on your neck and leave it for some time.
  4. You can wash your neck after it gets dried for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. You can do this just before your bath every day for 2 weeks and you will soon see the desired results.

Milk and Saffron

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of milk
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • Few strands of saffron
  • 1 tbsp of pure cow’s ghee

Directions for Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 1 tbsp of pure cow’s ghee to it. Heat the bowl on a low flame for a few seconds.
  2. Take a few strands of saffron and mix it with the ghee in the bowl. Once you add the saffron, you can notice the color change in ghee.
  3. Stop heating the mixture and allow it to cool for sometime.
  4. After it cools down add 1 tbsp of milk with the mixture.
  5. Then add 2 tbsp of sugar and mix all the ingredients until it turns to a paste.
  6. Apply it on your neck evenly and leave it for some time.
  7. After 15 to 20 minutes you can wash your neck with warm water.
  8. This remedial measure can be followed every day after getting exposed to the sun.

Potato juice

Ingredients Required

  • 2 tbsp of potato juice
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice

Directions for Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 2 tbsp of potato juice into it.
  2. Take a fresh lime and squeeze it in the bowl containing potato juice.
  3. Now mix the solution with a spoon until the lime juice gets dissolved completely.
  4. Then apply it on your neck and leave it for some time.
  5. After 10 to 15 minutes wash your neck with warm water.
  6. You can do this just before your bath every day for 2 weeks and you will soon see the desired results.

Sandalwood Paste

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder
  • 2 tbsp of rosewater

Directions for Use

  1. Take 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder and mix it with 2 tbsp of rosewater.
  2. Mix the ingredients well with a spoon until it turns to a paste.
  3. Then apply the mixture on your neck and leave it for some time
  4. After 10 to 15 minutes wash your neck with warm water. Pat the area with a clean towel.
  5. Follow this remedy every day for quick tan removal.

Orange juice and Yogurt

Ingredients Required

  • Few slices of orange
  • 2 tbsp of yogurt

Directions for Use

  1. Take a few pieces of orange slices and squeeze them. Filter the orange juice leaving behind the residues.
  2. Take 2 tbsp of yogurt and mix it with the extracted orange juice.
  3. Now mix the ingredients with a spoon until it turns to a paste.
  4. Then apply the mixture on your neck and leave it for some time.
  5. After 30 to 40 minutes wash your neck with warm water.
  6. You can do this just before your bath every day for better results.

Cabbage leaves

Ingredients Required

  • a  few cabbage leaves
  • a small bowl of water

Directions for Use

  1. Take a few cabbage leaves and put them inside a bowl of water.
  2. Heat the bowl for some time on a low flame.
  3. Then switch off the flame and allow it to get cool down for some time.
  4. Keep the cabbage solution in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
  5. Then apply it on your neck and allow it to get dried for some time.
  6. You can wash your neck with warm water after 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. This can be done as you reach your home after getting exposed to the sun.

Fuller’s earth and Aloe vera gel

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of rosewater
  • 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel

Directions for Use

  1. Take one tbsp of fullers earth powder and mix it with one tbsp of aloe vera gel.
  2. Add a few drops of rosewater into the mixture and mix it well.
  3. Apply the paste on your neck and allow it to get dried for some time.
  4. Leave the paste on your neck for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Then wash your neck with warm water and pat the area with a clean towel.
  6. You can do this once in two days for removing the tan from your neck.

Rice flour and gram flour

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of rice flour
  • 2 tbsp of yogurt or curd
  • 1 tbsp of gram Flour
  • Few drops of lime juice
  • 1 tbsp of turmeric powder

Directions for Use

  1. Take one tbsp of rice flour and mix it with one tbsp of gram flour in a small bowl.
  2. Then add 1 tbsp of yogurt[8] or curd to the bowl.
  3. Add a few drops of lime water and one tbsp of turmeric powder into the mixture.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  5. Apply the paste on your neck evenly.
  6. Leave the paste on your neck for 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. Wash your neck with warm water and pat it with a towel.
  8. You can apply this every day for obtaining better results.
Rice flour face pack

Get Rid Of Tan From Face

The face is one of the most important parts of our body about which most of us are concerned. We spend a lot of time in taking care of our facial skin. We follow many measures to prevent our facial skin from any damages. Though we take a lot of care, we might not be able to completely protect our facial skin from getting tanned. The face is the first part that gets exposed entirely to the sun during outdoors. Tanning of facial skin can make a major difference in your overall appearance. The original color of your facial skin gets spoiled and turns dark. Facial skin will normally take more time to recover from tan when compared to the skin of other parts.

There are some natural remedial measures that can be followed for reducing the tan in your face. You don’t have to panic about the side effects that might be caused. All these remedial measures make use of only natural ingredients. You can follow any of the remedial measures based upon your skin type. If you face any allergies while using any of these remedies you can stop using it and follow the other. They don’t take much of your time for preparation and application. Following it on a regular basis can help you in maintaining the normal tone and texture of your skin.

Tomato and Yogurt face pack
Turmeric and Besan face pack
Papaya and honey face pack
Almond face pack
Cucumber face pack
Pineapple and honey face pack
Strawberry and milk face pack

Tomato and Yogurt face pack

Ingredients Required

  • Few slices of tomato
  • 1 tbsp of yogurt
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of Gram Flour
  • 1 tbsp honey

Directions for Use

  1. Take a few slices of tomato and mash it down in a small bowl. Filter the juice and keep it in a bowl, leaving the residues.
  2. Mix ¼ a cup of gram flour with one tbsp of yogurt in a separate bowl. Mix it well
  3. Then add a few drops of lime juice and tomato juice into the bowl.
  4. Add honey into the mixture. Blend the mixture well such that all the ingredients get mixed well with each other.
  5. Mix it well until the mixture takes the form of a paste. Then apply this face pack on your face.
  6. Leave it to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. After sometime start massaging your face with hands for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Rinse your face with warm water and pat your face with a clean towel.

Turmeric and Besan face pack

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of turmeric powder
  • ¼ cup of Besan powder
  • 1 tbsp of milk

Directions for Use

  1. Take the Bengal Gram Flour/Chickpea flour/Besan in a small bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of turmeric powder[9] to the besan powder.
  3. Mix 1 tbsp of milk along with the turmeric powder mixture.
  4. Blend the mixture well such that all the ingredients get well-combined with each other.
  5. Mix it well until the mixture takes the form of a paste. Then apply this face pack on your face.
  6. Leave it to get dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Start massaging your face with hands for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Rinse your face with warm water and pat your face with a clean towel.

Papaya and honey face pack

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of turmeric powder
  • Few fresh slices of papaya
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Directions for Use

  1. Take the papaya slices and mash them in a bowl.
  2. Mix 2 tbsp of milk with the papaya pulp.
  3. Add the turmeric powder into the bowl and mix well.
  4. Now add one tbsp of honey and mix till it becomes a paste. You can also blend it.
  5. Then apply this papaya recipe on your face.
  6. Leave it to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Then massage your face for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Rinse your face with warm water and pat your face with a clean towel.
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Almond face pack

Ingredients Required

  • 4 to 5 Almonds
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • ½ tbsp of honey

Directions for Use

  1. Soak a few almonds in water at night.
  2. Peel off the outer layers of the almonds[10] in the morning.
  3. Then you can grind those almond pieces using a mixer or grinder.
  4. An almond paste will be obtained.
  5. Add 2 tbsp of milk into the almond paste.
  6. Then add ½ tbsp of honey into the bowl and mix it well.
  7. Apply the paste on your face evenly.
  8. Leave it to get dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
  9. Then start massaging your face with hands for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Rinse your face with warm water and pat your face with a clean towel.

Cucumber face pack

Ingredients Required

  • Few slices of cucumber
  • 2 tbsp of rosewater
  • Few drops of lemon juice

Directions for Use

  1. Take a few slices of cucumber and mash it in a small bowl. You can also grind those cucumber pieces using a mixer or grinder. Cucumber paste will be obtained.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of rosewater into the cucumber paste.
  3. Then add a few drops of lime juice into the bowl and mix it well.
  4. Apply the paste on your face evenly.
  5. Leave it to get dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Give a massage to your face with hands for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Rinse your face[11] with warm water and pat your face with a clean towel.

Pineapple and honey face pack

Ingredients Required

  • A few slices of pineapple
  • 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp of honey

Directions for Use

  1. Take the pineapple slices and mash them. Place it in a small bowl.
  2. Mix 1 tbsp of milk along with the pineapple mixture.
  3. Add the grapeseed oil into the bowl and mix it.
  4. Blend the mixture well such that all the ingredients get intermixed with each other.
  5. Mix it well until the mixture turns to be a paste. Then apply the face pack on your face.
  6. Leave it to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. You can start massaging your face with hands for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Rinse your face with warm water and pat your face with a clean towel.

Strawberry and milk face pack

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of besan powder
  • Few fresh slices of strawberry
  • 1 tbsp of milk

Directions for Use

  1. Take the strawberry slices and mash them. Place it in a small bowl.
  2. Mix 1 tbsp of milk along with the strawberry mixture.
  3. Add the besan powder into the bowl and mix it.
  4. Blend the mixture well such that all the ingredients get mixed well with each other.
  5. Mix it until the mixture becomes a paste. Then apply this face pack on your face.
  6. Leave it to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Start massaging your face with hands for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. You can wash your face with warm water and pat your face with a clean towel.
Strawberry face pack

DIYs For Tanned Lips

Lips are one of the most sensitive parts of our face. Lips[12] add extra beauty to our face if maintained properly. Face care is not about maintaining only the complexion of your facial skin. It also depends on maintaining the other parts like eyes & lips with proper care and hygiene. It gets exposed to the sun very easily whenever we go out and might get darker.

Once this dark layer is formed, it makes the lips to lose its softness. It is very important to cover your face before you step out of your house during sunny times in such a way that your lips also get covered. There are many simple remedial measures that can be followed. These measures can help you in removing the tan from your lips. Some of these are:

Coconut oil
Lemon Honey lip serum
Glycerine
Beetroot slice
Coriander leaves
Rose petals and milk
Pomegranate extract and petroleum jelly
Exfoliation

Coconut oil

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil

Directions for Use

  1. Take a small amount of coconut oil and apply it on your lips.
  2. Spread the oil using your fingertip.
  3. You can use it as a regular lip balm to remove the darkness in your lips. Applying it before going to bed can give you better results.

Lemon Honey lip serum

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • A wet cloth

Directions for Use

  1. Take 1 tbsp of honey and mix it well with a few drops of lemon juice.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the above mixture.
  3. Mix well and apply the resulting serum on your lips using your fingertip.
  4. Leave it for one hour and then wipe it off with a small wet cloth.
  5. This process can be done a few times in a day for obtaining effective results and removing pigmentation soon.

Glycerine

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of glycerine
  • A few drops of rosewater
  • A cotton swab

Directions for Use

  1. Take one tbsp of glycerine and mix it with a few drops of rosewater.
  2. Dip a cotton swab in the glycerine serum[13] and rub it all over your lips.
  3. This glycerine treatment can prevent dryness and protect your lips from getting tanned.
  4. You can do this every night before going to bed.

Beetroot slice

Ingredients Required

  • 1 beetroot

Directions for Use

  1. Take a beetroot and cut it into a few slices.
  2. Keep the sliced beetroot in the refrigerator.
  3. After some time take it out and extract the beetroot juice and discard the residues.
  4. Apply the beetroot juice all over your lips and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Wash your lips with warm water.
  6. You can follow this every night for reducing the pigmentation naturally.

Coriander leaves

Ingredients Required

  • A few coriander leaves
  • A small damp cloth

Directions for Use

  1. Take a few coriander leaves and make their paste using a mixer or grinder.
  2. Apply the paste on your lips evenly.
  3. Leave it for 35 to 40 minutes to get dry.
  4. Rub a damp cloth on your lip gently to remove the paste.
  5. You can do this twice in a day to get better results.

Rose petals and milk

Ingredients Required

  • A few rose petals
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • A few drops of glycerine
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • A small cloth

Directions for Use

  1. Take a few rose petals and soak them in 2 tbsp of milk.
  2. After some time mix a few drops of glycerine with the milk.
  3. Then add 1 tbsp of honey and mix it well.
  4. Apply the solution on your lips and leave it for some time.
  5. You can dip a small cloth in milk and rub on your lips for removing the rose petal solution.
  6. This can be done every day for getting soft pink lips.

Pomegranate extract and petroleum jelly

Ingredients Required

  • A ripe pomegranate
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of petroleum jelly or vaseline

Directions for Use

  1. Take a ripe pomegranate and take its seeds out.
  2. Smash the pomegranate seeds using a mixer or grinder and collect the pomegranate juice separately leaving the residues behind.
  3. Mix one tbsp of coconut oil with the pomegranate juice.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of petroleum jelly[14] to the above preparation and mix it well until it turns into a paste.
  5. Apply this paste on your lips regularly.
  6. You can use this as a lip balm for removing the tan from your lips.

Exfoliate your lips

Exfoliation [15]can be one of the best remedies to remove tanned and dark regions of your lips. Non exfoliated lips appear usually dark in color. This is because of the dead skin cells that are present in your lips. Exfoliating the lips can help you in removing the tan from your lips as all the dead skin cells get removed. It helps in making your lips become pink and soft.

Ingredients Required

  • A clean toothbrush
  • Optionally, this exfoliation can also be done with the help of baking soda, lemon juice or orange juice

Directions for Use

  1. Take a clean toothbrush and start rubbing your lips gently, with or without the optional ingredients.
  2. Do not rub it with more pressure as it might damage the skin.
  3. Then wash your lips with warm water.
  4. You can do this regularly after brushing your teeth.
  5. Once the exfoliation is done, you can apply some coconut oil or almond oil on your lips. This can prevent your lips from getting dry.

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 21/2/2019



Tharaa Nagendran

Health & Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.
Tharaa Nagendran
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.

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