6 Effective Home Remedies to Remove Tan

Summers are the best holiday season but no one like the scorching sun.

 Exposure to the sun not only tans the skin but causes some skin problems like skin discoloration and dark spots. The harmful UV radiation strips the moisture content from the skin & makes it appear dark and dull over time.

 Just like all, are you even scared of stepping out in the sun? Then, fear not! Ayurveda has a solution for everything, so surely tanning is no exception.

 How to remove tan naturally ? 

 Ancient Ayurveda texts claim Turmeric, Sugar, Saffron and Nuts to be the best healers of skin tanning. In this blog, we’ll be talking about 6 different types of tan removing pack for every skin type. These remedies can be used to remove tan from all parts of the body- be it your feet, hands, neck, legs or face.

  1. GRAM FLOUR, CURD & LEMON – For Normal Skin  

How to apply - 

 Take 2 tablespoons of gram flour with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of curd. Mix all the ingredients together to make a paste.

 Apply the pack on the infected areas. Leave the pack for around 15 -20 minutes and rinse with water. 

How it works- 

Gram flour helps remove dead skin cells and curd works as an amazing skin nourishing agent. The lemon juice contains Vitamin C which effectively removes tan and together makes this pack the best for people with normal skin type.


How to apply –

Take 2 teaspoons of sandalwood powder, add 2-3 teaspoons of coconut water to make it a paste. Then add a pinch of turmeric to the paste and mix it well. Apply this pack to the affected areas and leave it for 10 mins. Wash it off with fresh water and reveal naturally glowing skin.

How it works- 

Sandalwood has soothing and cooling properties that provide relief to sun-damaged skin. Coconut water excellently hydrates deeper skin cells and turmeric healing properties together make this pack the best for tan removal.


How to apply –

Soak 5 – 6 almonds in water for at least 2 hours, grind them with rose water and make a paste. Also, squeeze some lemon into the paste which will increase its effectiveness in removing tan.

How it works- 

Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E which effectively nourishes the skin and heal it from any damage caused by the sun. Almonds are also said to remove dead skin cells & makes the skin look brighter.

  1. LEMON JUICE, HONEY & SUGAR- For Rough Skin

How to apply –

 Squeeze fresh lemon juice, add 1/2 teaspoon of honey & sugar into it. Apply the mixture to your skin and let it stay for 30 minutes. Wash it off with a mild natural cleanser. 

How it works- 

 Lemon juice has effective skin brightening properties & contains Vitamin C in abundance, which acts as a great agent for tan removal. The critic acid present in lemon effectively helps in lightening marks. Sugar scrubs off the dead skin cells and honey acts like an immediate skin nourishing agent.


 How to apply –

 Add rose water to Multani mitti and make a smooth paste of it. Try using pure rose water into the pack for a more soothing effect. Apply a layer of the paste on the affected areas and let it dry. Wash the pack off with cold water or mild cleanser. 

 How it works-

 Multani mitti (also known as fuller’s earth) cools and soothes sunburn effectively. It also helps in removing tan and makes the skin radiant.


 How to apply –

 Soak a few strands of saffron in the milk cream for some time. Apply the mixture to the affected areas. Rest the pack for 20 minutes and wash it off with fresh water.

 How it works-

 Saffron (Kesar), is a traditional beauty ingredient found in Indian households. Using saffron is a natural way to get instant glowing skin. It is known to improve skin texture, helps with dark circles, pimples, acne, and lightens dark skin.  

Now that you have all magical homemade packs for different skin types. Select the best one for you & see amazing results in just no time. These packs not only repair the sun-tanned skin but also prevents it from possible damage when you go out in the blazing sun.

So, get started and say goodbye to those badly tanned skin.


                                               Happy summers !