These days everybody faces the problem of tanning. We often use many sunscreens and other beauty products that can help us to protect against sunlight but every time we get disappointed as almost all the products do not come up according to our expectations. Primary cause of tanning is Ultra violet (UV) radiation of the sun.

Although in many regions of the world sun tanning is often done artificially by sun bathing and other methods. A little sun exposure is still good as it facilitates production of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is necessary as it makes bone stronger. However excessive exposure to sunlight can turn out to be harmful as it can cause sunburn, skin cancer and even lead to a weak immune system. When the skin gets exposed to the sun the melanin, which protects the skin gets burned.

Thus leading to skin darkening. Home remedies still can be considered one of the safest options if you want to handle tanning as they don’t have any side effects. Let’s look at what kitchen essentials have to help you out:

1) Take 1 tomato puree add 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Apply on the tanned skin and wash it with cold water after 20 minutes. Repeat the process for 15 days.

2) Take 6 tablespoons of lemon juice add two teaspoons of turmeric powder. Apply this on tanned skin and leave it for 25-30 minutes. Wash it with normal water and pat dry. Repeat the process for about a month.

3) Rub potato slice on tanned skin and wash off with cold water after 5 minutes. Repeat the process for 15 days.

4) Take 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add 2tablespoons of sugar in it to form a gritty mixture. Massage on your skin. This exfoliates your skin   and makes it softer.

5) Fresh aloe vera gel soothes sunburn and reduces the effect of tanning. It gives your skin a calm effect. So, apply it on your skin. You can buy it online easily at Amazon or eBay.

6) Cucumber also have bleaching properties, so apply cucumber juice on your face. Your skin will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

7) Moreover, you can apply buttermilk or a mixture of oats and buttermilk. You can use a cream containing buttermilk that can also help you  out.

8) Take a cup of plain yogurt. Add the juice of 1 large tomato. Mix in half a tablespoon of gram flour in it. You can add more flour if you want. Apply it on your face and neck. Leave on for 30-45 minutes and then wash with normal water.

9) You can also make a face pack containing rose water and Fuller’s earth. This will also help you to get rid of tanned skin.

10) You can take honey mixed with milk and apply it on the defected area. It will surely help you to get rid of tan. Perform it every day for best results.

Tanning is not a major issue. One can overcome tanning by just using some easily available ingredients. These remedies will help you out but you need to do it every day for visible results. Prevention is better than cure so using good quality SPF can work well. Make sure your sunscreen have either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

Some of the best sunscreens available online or at your nearby stores are Neutrogena’s ultra-sheer dry sun block containing SPF 50, lotus herbals safe sun and many more. All you need to look at the ingredients. Also, you should cover yourself well while going out during the peak hours or avoid going out during 12pm -3 pm because during that time sun rays are effective and lead to tanning. Do carry an umbrella with you and always wear sunglasses as both of them can provide protection to your face and body.

You need to take precautions as well cure when it comes to tanning. Stay beautiful, look beautiful!


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