Skin tanning is one of the biggest worries for a girl as far as her skin is concerned. Skin is exposed to sun’s harmful rays always; therefore it can very easily be tanned.
We always give that special care to our face but hands and legs are deprived of that care hence they succumb to tanning. The result- discoloration of the skin. This is a major concern for all girls. The situation however has a silver lining and that comes in the form of home remedies. We have many recipes from natural ingredients that will help us treat tanning and restore the natural color of your hands. We will look into all the details regarding this issue.
What is Tanning?
Tanning is basically our body’s shield of preventing the damage that will cause our skin because of exposure due to sun’s UV rays. Our skin releases a pigment called as melanin in order to prevent the harmful rays from entering the body. When the skin is exposed to sun automatically the melanin is produced, severe the sun’s rays, darker the melanin. The severity of tanning is different in different people and that is because the degree of darkness of the melanin in one’s body is determined by their respective genes. The only option we are left with is to protect the skin and prevent it from tanning and for the already tanned skin; we have all the remedies for you.
Following are the home remedies to remove the tanning of skin:
1. Gram flour and curd pack:
Gram flour- 2 spoons
Lemon juice- one half
Curd- 1 spoon
Honey- 4 drops
Method: Take a bowl and put all the above ingredients one by one into it. Mix it well and apply it on the hands and leave for 20 minutes and then wash off. This pack is very effective to clear tan. The honey in it gives a nice glow to your hands apart from providing moisture.
2. Natural bleach:
Honey- 3 drops
Lemon juice- 1 spoon
Method: In a bowl mix these ingredients well and apply it on the hands and leave it until it dries. Then wash it off with running water. This pack has lemon juice in it which is a natural bleach and the honey adds glow to your skin, this pack leaves your skin radiant.
3. Milk and lime pack:
Milk (raw) – 2 spoons
Lemon juice- one lime squeezed
Turmeric- ¼ tsp
Method: Take a bowl and put the raw milk, lemon juice and turmeric in it. Mix well and apply it on the hands and leave it to dry for 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. This pack is very effective for tan removal. This pack has to be used regularly for some days and your tan will vanish completely.
4. Tomato pack:
Lemon juice- 4 Spoons
Honey- ¼ tsp
Method: Take a bowl and add tomato puree or you can grate it too. Then add lemon juice and honey into it. Mix well and apply it on your hands and leave it for twenty minutes and then wash it off. Regular use of this pack will help you achieve a radiant tan free skin.
5. Milk powder and honey pack:
Method: Into a bowl add the above mentioned ingredients in equal quantity and mix well. Apply this pack all over your hands and the other areas that are tanned. Leave it on the skin for twenty minutes and then wash it off.
6. Cucumber pack:
Cucumber juice- 2 spoons
Lemon juice- 1 spoons
Turmeric- a pinch
Rose water- few drops
Method: Mix all these ingredients in a bowl and apply it on the hands every day, leave it on until it dries and then wash it off. Lemon juice works on the tan while cucumber and rose water cools the skin.
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