Some of you would love to spot a sun tan, while some of you detest it. The weekend is here and this time we are helping the latter lot of people. Onmanorama lists out 10 natural remedies that help you get rid of the sun tan permanently!
Strawberry and Milk
Why: Strawberry helps in soothing your skin. Milk is a great cleanser and toner.
How: Crush 5 strawberries with fresh milk cream. Apply it on your face. Wash it off after half and hour.
Fresh cream and saffron
Why: Kesar(saffron) can make your skin fairer that what it was before. It removes blotches naturally. Milk is a great cleanser and toner for your face.
How: Blend a few strands of high quality saffron with milk cream and apply the paste on your skin. Leave it on overnight. Wash it off with plenty of water in the morning. And guess what, this mixture can also keep away pimples.
Honey and pineapple
Why: The tangy juice of pineapple helps remove dead cells from heavily tanned areas of your face. Vitamin c, present in them, reduces aging process of the skin. Honey has natural antibacterial and is rich in antioxidants keeping your skin young and supple.
How: Mix the pineapple pulp with a tablespoon of honey. Apply on the face liberally and wash off after 15 minutes.
Note: The acidic nature of pineapple may make your skin a little itchy. Wash it off immediately if your skin turns sensitive.
Why: Sour curd is a natural bleaching agent.
How: Apply sour curd to the tanned areas on your face, Wash it off after 15 minutes with cool water.
Coconut water and sandalwood pack
Why: Sandalwood is rich in minerals suitable for the skin. Coconut water is a great cooling agent.
How: Mix a tbsp of sandalwood powder with coconut water. Wash it off after half and hour. This pack will soothe the sunburns leaving a glowing skin behind.
Why: Green leaves can work miracles when it comes to removing sun tan.
How: Soak a few cabbage leaves in cold water and place them on the affected areas.
Why: Tomato pulp being citric in nature helps remove sun tan. It also reduces blemishes and pigmentation. It is also a great toner and opens up the skin pores on your face.
How: Apply thick tomato pulp on your face. Wash it off after 15 minutes with cold water. Repeat daily for desired results.
Why: Rubbing ice cubes on the skin can reduce the itchiness that often accompanies a harsh sun tan
How: Try using ice cubes if your skin is burnt heavily. You can also simply soak in a bath of cold water instead. Repeat often as required
Why:Almonds are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin E, iron, zinc, calcium, folic acid and oleic acid that has properties which delay the aging process.
How:Soak almonds in water overnight. Remove the peel and grind it into a fine paste. Apply the paste on your face. Wash it off after 30 minutes. Repeat it daily for the best results. You can also massage your skin with almond oil instead.
Why: Ripe papaya contains an enzyme called papain that helps in skin renewal. It is also has vitamins A, C and E. It has antioxidants which moisturizes your skin and also acts as a natural sunscreen. It also removes freckles, age spots, pigmentation and blemishes.
How: Mash the papaya to make a thick paste and add honey to it. Apply the mixture on your face and wash it off after 15 minutes.