Summer is already here, and it is time to bring out your short dresses and shades to enjoy the summer sun at the park or the beach with family and friends. Despite all the happiness and fun, at the end of the day most of us are left with ugly and unattractive sun tan on face and hands that takes away all the fun from the outing. With the lack of time, most of us, opt for quick fix solutions like a session of bleach or use chemical laden cosmetic products for instant tan removal. But all these products take a serious toll on the delicate skin of the face and show fatal side-effects in the long run. Therefore, it is best to choose home remedies to remove sun tan that not only heals the damage in a nourishing way, but is the ultimate answer to the question of how to get a clear face naturally.
Cucumber, Rose Water and Lemon Juice Pack
The cucumber juice and rose water acts as cooling agents for soothing the blemished skin. Take a tablespoon each of cucumber juice, lemon juice and rose water and mix in a bowl. Apply with cotton on tanned areas, wait for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water. Apply this pack every day after you get back home from the sun.
Besan (Bengal Gram Flour) and Turmeric Face Pack:
Mix 2 tablespoons of besan, a pinch of turmeric, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 1 tablespoon of crushed orange peel in a bowl with cold rose water. Apply on clean face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Moist the dried areas by sprinkling water on it and slowly remove the pack by scrubbing gently in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. Apply this pack once in two days for effective exfoliation and tan removal.
Papaya and Honey Face Pack:
The application of honey on chapped lips is an age old remedy. Honey helps in moisturizing and softening the skin. For this pack, take ½ cup of ripe papaya pulp and mash it well, add a tablespoon of honey to it and mix well. Apply on clean face and dry for 30 minutes. Rinse off with water.
Tomato, Yogurt and Lemon Juice Face Pack:
In order to prepare this pack mix 2 tablespoon of tomato pulp, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of yogurt in a bowl and apply on face. Let it dry for 30 minutes. Wash with cold water. The tomato juice may cause a sensation of itchiness in the beginning, but it will mellow down with regular application.
Aloe Vera, Masoor Daal (Red Lentil) and Tomato Face Pack:
Soak a tablespoon of masoor daal in water for 20 minutes and then make a rough paste. Mix this paste with fresh aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon tomato pulp and massage on face and neck. Keep for 20 minutes and rinse off with water.
Oat Meal and Butter Milk Exfoliating Pack:
Mix 2 tablespoon of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of buttermilk and apply on face and body. Gently massage in circular motion. Let it stay for 15-20 minutes and cleanse with water.
Orange Juice and Yogurt Face Pack:
Yogurt acts as a natural bleach and moisturizer to make skin soft and supple. Mix 1 tablespoon each of yogurt and orange juice and apply on face. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse off with water.
Potato and Lemon Juice Face Pack:
Potato juice helps treat skin aging, blemishes, and inflammation. It soothes the skin and calms it. Extract the juice of one potato using a grinder, mix a tablespoon of lemon juice with it and apply on face and other affected areas. Let it dry for 30-40 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
Strawberry and Milk Cream Face Pack:
To prepare this delicious sun tan remover crush 4 strawberries and mix with 2 tablespoon of milk cream and apply on face. Let it stay for 30 minutes and rinse off with water. Warning: This face pack is so tasty that you may be tempted to eat it!!
Milk Powder, Honey and Almond Oil Face pack:
Mix 2 table spoon of milk powder with 1 tablespoon of honey and a few drops of almond oil and apply on face. Leave it on the face for 20 minutes before washing off with water.
However, it must be remembered that skin tanning is a problem that takes time to heal, and bleaching is the only instant solution. Therefore, occasional application of these natural face packs is not enough, and they have to be incorporated into your daily skin care routine for effective results. Prepare these easy face packs at home and provide the skin with the pampering care and nourishment that it deserves.