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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Get Rid of Tan Naturally!

Curd and Turmeric

One of the best natural remedy to remove tan is to use curd and turmeric face pack. Curd is acidic in nature that helps remove tan and turmeric helps you to get a glow on your face. Method: Take some chilled yogurt and a pinch of turmeric and mix them well in a bowl. Apply this mixture on your face, neck and other tanned area.  Leave it to dry for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.


Potato is just not a treat for your taste bud but can also works wonders on your skin. Raw Potato juice is again a best natural way of getting rid of tanned skin. One can apply the potato juice on the tanned skin to make it lighter.  Another way, mix 1 tablespoon of lime juice and potato juice, apply it on the affected area and leave it for 10-15 minutes (depending upon your skin type). You can apply this mixture daily for a few days to get back your natural shade.
Please note that people with sensitivity may reduce the quantity of lime juice as it may irritate your skin.

Lime Juice

Lime juice is the most tried and tested ingredient that helps removing tan to a great extent. The citric acid in the lime juice breaks the dead cells down, thus removing the tan as well. Take a lime slice and rub it for two minutes on the area that has tanned. Leave it on for ten minutes. And then take a shower the way you normally do. Though this will help you feel fresh but you need to very careful while applying it as your skin may start itching. Please wash it off immediately if you feel some irritation on your skin. Sensitive skin may not bear the effects of the acid in it. 

Sugar, Lime and Glycerine

Mix ½ cup of sugar with few drops of glycerine. Add ¼ cup of Lime juice in it. Use this scrub on the tanned area; gently scrub your face with the tips of your finger. Sugar will scrub your skin, glycerine will make it soft and lime will lighten the tan.

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