Effective Home Remedies to Remove Sun Tan

Sun tanning is caused when the skin is exposed to the UV rays which are emitted by the sun. These rays are usually good for skin if it is exposed moderately, but excessive exposure leads to increase in production of melanin which causes tanning. There are many anti tan creams available in the market but are often expensive and unworthy. Before you try on the chemicals on your skin, here are few ingredients which can be found in your kitchen to remove tan. Here are the answers to your question on how to remove tan?

How to Remove Tan from Face

Face Tan is a very common problem especially during summers. But, this problem can also occur during other seasons if proper care is not taken. Here are a couple of remedies to get rid of face tanning.

Gram flour with Yogurt and Turmeric

yogurt, turmeric and gram flour

Vitamin B12 present in yogurt lightens the skin, turmeric regulates the production of melanin which causes uneven skin tone and exfoliating properties of gram flour removes dead skin cells. The combination of these three makes a wonderful face mask to get rid of tan. Mix these three ingredients and apply it on the face, let it dry and wash it off with normal water.

Papaya Pulp


The taste of ripened papaya is unbeatable, so are the benefits of papaya for the skin. Take a piece of ripened papaya and rub it on face and neck. Massage it for a while and leave it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat it every day to see quick results.

How to Remove Tan for Arms

Most of us take good care of the facial skin by applying sunscreen lotions and face packs to avoid and remove tan. But, arms are often neglected. Below are remedies for tanning of Arms.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Mix baking soda with water and make it into a paste. Use this mixture as a scrub on hands and see the results. For quick results, try this remedy once in two days.

Cucumber and Lime Juice with Rosewater


Make a mixture with rose water, cucumber juice, and lime juice. This mixture can be made and stored in the refrigerator as well. Apply this mixture on hands and let it sit for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Dab a cotton ball in lime juice and apply it on the tanned areas and wash it off with cold water after 20 minutes. Cucumber is known to soothe sun burnt skin. The citric acid in lime and the cooling effect in rose water is perfect for treating sun tan.

How to Remove Tan from Feet and Legs

People who are not using shoes often have tanned feet. This tanning can be removed using potatoes and tomatoes.



Cut tomato in half and rub it on tanned feet and legs. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Tomatoes are natural bleaching agents which help in lightening the tanned skin.

Potato juice


Extract fresh potato juice by grating it. Apply the juice on the legs and leave it overnight. Wash it off in the morning. Follow this remedy every day to get quick results.

How to Remove Tan from Neck

A shade difference between face and neck can be very embarrassing. But, few people experience neck tan which can be faded with natural remedies using coconut oil or sugar and olive oil scrub.

Coconut oil

coconut oil

Take pure coconut oil and gently massage it on the neck. Leave it overnight and rinse it in the morning. Coconut oil nourishes the skin without any side effects. Keep massaging your skin with coconut oil on regular basis to see the change you need.

Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub

Olive oil

Mix a teaspoon of sugar with 3 teaspoons of olive oil and make a mixture with it. Add a few drops of lemon and apply it on the neck. Gently scrub it for 5 minutes and wash it off with cold water.

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