6 quick natural tips to treat sun tanning


Sun-tanningIt’s summer, a fun time!  Like me, most of you might have had flashing dark and light stripes on your body after exposure in the sun for hours.  Suntan of skin is a natural process that protects itself from the harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays of sunlight.  Upon exposure to sunlight, skin produces a brown colored pigment, called melanin that provides dark color or tanned look to the skin. Once you have Suntan, it is not easy to bring your skin back in normal state. I don’t think that any cosmetic cream or lotion can effectively treat sun-tanned skin.  However, here are few tips that can help you lighten the tanned skin color, if not remove completely. yogurt-pack


Yoghurt + lemon bleach:  Mix yoghurt with lemon juice and apply it on your skin daily before bath. This is one of the best remedy for reducing sun tan.


Potato: For mild tanned skin, rub peeled potato skin on the affected area or raw potato juice for fast relief.cucumber-juice


Cucumber juice: Apply cucumber juice on your face for 10 minutes after tanning.  Vitamin C in cucumber juice can moisturize your skin naturally and help you improve your skin tone.  You can also rub freshly cut slices of cucumber on your skin.


Paste of cucumber and honey is also very useful for soothing the redness due to sun-tan.


Sandalwood powder: Mix sandalwood powder with coconut oil and almond oil to make a paste. Apply this paste on your skin and leave it for half an hour before washing off with cold water.


Turmeric powder: Make a thick pate of turmeric powder with yoghurt and honey. Apply this paste on your skin for about 15-20 minutes and rinse it off in cold water. Aloe-vera-gel


Aloe Vera...

Apply aloe vera gel on your skin regularly to help soothe the skin and remain hydrated. Aloe vera gel is a good treatment for sun tanned skin.  You can also opt an easy remedy; just take few leaves of Aloe vera plant and mash them.  Mix lemon juice in it and apply the puree to the affected areas.  It also helps to cleanse clear and nourish the skin.


sunscreenBesides these skin care tips for removing tanned skin, you can follow few defensive measures to protect your skin from sun exposure:


  • Always use sunscreen of SPF of 15 or more. To know more about selection of sunscreen and SPF, click the link Know How to choose best sunscreen.
  • Avoid going outside during scorching summers or limit your time in the sun
  • Wear clothing that covers your body
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to protect your head and face
  • Wear sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV 

I believe the above mentioned skin care tips will help you to treat the sun tanned skin and regain your lustrous flamboyant skin.  In spite of the dry and sensitive skin, I always get relief from these natural skin care treatments.  I personally like yoghurt plus lime combination and the turmeric remedy. Though all the remedies have shown relief to skin.  Mind it these are all the natural remedies have been in use for so many years.


Healthy Tanning!



32 Responses

  1. Caroline says:

    Wow…I have never heard of anyone who tries to get rid of a suntan? I do however, understand that many are realizing the need for healthy skin, as I am! I have been trying to drink a lot more water to keep my skin hydrated, I moisturize and I have been trying to give myself at-home pedicures for my dry feet. I have been using Topricin foot cream and that really really helps with the dryness, calluses, and general achy feeling. Thanks for the natural suggestions here…I always enjoy hearing about safer ways to healthy living! Caroline

    • Samia says:

      Sun tan looks really ugly who are not white…..so yes, we do try to get rid of sun tan.

      • Alisha says:

        Lol seriously? Suntans don’t look bad on people who are not white.

        • Girl says:

          Um yeah actually, it does look bad. Some darker skinned people have really uneven skin tones when their in the sun too long. And really messed up, ugly tan lines just look ridiculous.

          • Jumbo says:

            I agree with you! I have just come back from Morocco and I have the most hideous tan so I’m ever so grateful that I’ve found this.

  2. sawyersphi says:

    www human though 2100

  3. Kiana O'Reilly says:

    The cucumber mask actually works. It feels cold but relaxing when it runs down your neck! I would recommend this.

  4. shailaja says:

    Thumbs Up to the natural remedies….they really do work. Just that they require more efforts, time, and can get a bit messy, but then that’s how life is..

  5. Yvette says:

    How long before the Suntan will fade?

  6. naseeba says:

    i have more skin tanning on my hands tel me best way to remove it

  7. Reshma banu says:

    good remedies, it is working on me, but is it safe or rather can i use the same remedies on my daughter who is 6 years old, is it safe….???????

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  9. pranay says:

    i got a really dark sun tan , while playing basketball everyday noon. No remedies r wrking me.
    Can u suggest a best method for me.

  10. Jeevesh says:

    i got dark sun tan on my forehead and it is hard to remove it plz suggest me perfect solution 4 it.
    if i go outside in noon my face looks dark in few minutes only .. plz suggest me how i can protect my skin from sunrays.

  11. jaculine says:

    jeevesh, yo can always use ice cube as an immediate treatment after comin from sun . just apply t ice Cube on face. it gives immediate result . :-):-) happy summer!

  12. reshma says:

    To remove tan use curd honey lemon cucumber besan(chikpea flour and rose put in sgrinder and make a paste then leave for30minand scrub the mixture from skin using loofah.
    Take oats tomatoe juice curd lemon honey sugar and mix and leave for 30min on skin and srub with loofah
    take lemon mix honey rosewater and make a paste and apply for ten min then scrub with a loofah
    Use spf
    Do not scrub hard

  13. jay says:

    i will try some of these. do u really think that ice cubes will help as i am red on my neck and face

  14. badri says:

    i have tan in fore head pls tell me how to remove in natural remedy .already i used lime juice with mix of curd&honey but its not working .so pls tell me any other remedy

  15. hanuman says:

    this is hanuman i’m 27 years old.
    i got black shades on my forehead and cheeks how could i remove them?
    i got this problem when i was tried some kind of scrubs, face washes, creams…
    please give me the best solution for remove the black shades……

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