Today suntans have become in vogue because they’re often a sign that people have time to go to tanning salons or the beach to work on their tans. However, it’s important to note that in some cultures suntans aren’t wanted because they’re not considered as attractive.
What are suntans all about? UV rays in the sun cause the body to produce more melanin in a person’s body, which results in skin that’s sun-tanned. After getting such skin it’s difficult to get the skin back to its original huge. However, if you give it enough time and take the right steps, you can use some effective home remedies to get the job done.
There are cucumber slices, and cubes, but how about juice? This is actually an effective treatment for lightening suntans. It helps to get rid of the suntan and the fruit’s Vitamin C also helps to keep the skin moisturized. You could rub some cucumber slices that were just cut, onto your skin.
Another option is to mix 2 tablespoons cucumber juice (fresh) and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Then add a little bit of turmeric. Mix the blend well, then put it on the suntanned area. Let it set for half an hour. Then use water to wash off the cucumber/lime juice.
Whole Grain for Lighter Skin
This is another home remedy that you might be surprised about. Oatmeal is excellent for removing dead skin cells. It also is effective in soothing skin. There are a few methods for using the whole grain to treat suntans. You could create a paste with oatmeal (powder), orange peel (ground/dried), almonds (ground), and mil. Put the paste onto areas with a suntan. Then let it set for half an hour. The next step is to use cold water to wash off the mixture.
Another option is to whip up a blend of oatmeal (powder) as well as buttermilk. Rub the mixture onto the tanned skin. The oats will help to remove dead skin cells. Meanwhile, the buttermilk will also help to provide soothing relief for your skin.
Yogurt: Not Just for Snacks
Yogurt is a popular food for breakfasts and snacks. It’s not only delicious but also healthy as well. What does it have to do with suntans? It helps to cool skin after a sun-tan, and also lowers redness from burns.
Here’s what you do. You’ll need 1 cup yogurt (plain). Then add 1 cucumber (juiced) and 1 tomato into the dairy product. Next, add ½ cup gram flour, also known as besan. Put the yogurt mixture onto your face/neck. Let it set for 30-45 minutes, then use slightly warm water to rinse it off.
There’s another basic method you can use. You could just add a little yogurt topically onto your skin every day before you take your bath. If you want to get the top results, add some lime juice and tomato juice to the plain yogurt. That will help to provide the best lightening results.
Go Nuts for Almonds
While almonds are healthy tree nuts, you might be surprised to learn that you can use them to lighten skin tone as well. In fact, it’s effective for cleaning, scrubbing, and lightening skin. First soak 5-6 almonds in water all night. In the morning use some milk to blend the almonds and form a paste.
Then before you go to bed, put the paste on the sun-tanned areas. Let it set overnight. Then in the next morning use cold water to wash off the paste. Follow this procedure every day for the first 2 weeks. Then start doing the process just two times per week.
If you don’t want a suntan for whatever reason, you can get your skin back to its original shade by using the above-mentioned remedies. It’s important to be patient and follow the instructions carefully.