The first thing we worry about summers is the suntan. Summers also mean holidays, so most of us have outdoor plans. After a day of fun, when you come home, it means standing in front of the mirror and gawking at how tanned your skin looks.
We don’t always remember to put on sunscreen and even when we do use it, we keep wiping it off as we start sweating. If you have a lot of plans that require you to be outdoors most of the times, then you might definitely need to use one of these solutions.
De-tanning in the parlor can be expensive plus who has the time to frequently visit parlors. Instead, here are some home remedies that you can do quickly from what you have available in your home.
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon seems to be the solution to everything. Always have lemons in your fridge, you never know what you might need it for. Cut a lemon and rub a slice on your tanned skin, allow all the juice to seep in. Let it sit for some minutes to work its magic and then wash it off.
2. Bengal Gram Flour and Turmeric
Like lemon, turmeric is used for a lot of things. It has a lot of medicinal properties. Mix a tiny amount of turmeric in 2 tbsps of Bengal gram flour, milk, and one tbsp rose water for that sweet glow afterward. Apply this paste to your tanned skin and let it dry for 15-20 minutes, then wash it off gently. My mom used to apply this paste on me every Sunday when I was a kid, kept my skin glowing.
3. Turmeric and Milk
If you don’t have Bengal gram flour handy, just mix a small amount of turmeric in milk. Apply to the problem area, let it dry, and then wash it off.
4. Oat Meal and Buttermilk
The tasty buttermilk is also great for de-tanning. Add two tbsps of oatmeal to three tbsps of buttermilk. Apply the mixture on the tan skin using a circular motion. Let it sit, and when dry wash off.
5. Yogurt and Tomato Extract
Tomato is said to work great on tanned skin. Mix one tbsp of tomato extract with one tbsp of yogurt. Apply the mixture on your tanned skin and let it sit for half an hour or so, till it has completely soaked in and dried down. Wash it off after half an hour.
Your kitchen is a treasure chest. A lot of kitchen supplies can be used as solutions to many skin and hair problems. You don’t have to spend a ton to get solutions, just take a look around your kitchen, you might already have a lot more than you need.
Remember to wear sunscreen before leaving the house, carry a scarf or hat. Drink lots of water and eat a ton of fruits. Other than that, we will always have natural remedies for any and every skin problem you have.