To know about how to get rid of tan, first we should know that why our skins gets tanned. Tan refers to the darker shade of skin that appears due to the exposure of sun. Tanning is a natural protective process of a body against sun. There is a pigment that is found under the skin, called melanin. When the number of melanin gets increased to form a shield on the skin to protect the skin exposed to sun, it gets tanned. It serves as defense system to save the skin from UV rays and their damage.
One of the major questions that arises in summer is how to get rid of tan. Here we are sharing some methods which can help you to remove or fade the tan which has appeared due to exposure of sun.
Softly exfoliating the skin can help in removing pigmented dead skin cells from outer layer of the skin and this may lower the tan appeared on the skin. People with sensitive and dry skin should use a soft cloth and chemical exfoliator for better results. People who have thicker and oily skin should use stronger chemicals and mechanical methods for better results.
Even if you are not concerned about skin type, make it sure that you are exfoliating gently. Overdoing the exfoliation can cause the acne and turn skin red. Use moisturizer after it to avoid over drying of skin.
Skin lightening products:
Skin lightning products are being sold on both drug stores and online stores. They can take time to show effect on skin, but they can help to lighten the darker areas of skin.
Try to get the products which contain following ingredients:
- Glycolic acid
- Kojic acid
- Azelaic acid
- Vitamin C
Make sure to check these ingredients before buying the products.
Yogurt and tomato:
Tomato has antioxidants that aids the skin to get brightened and yogurt carry lactic acid. Lactic acid help to soften the skin. Peel a raw tomato and blend it with 1-2 tsp of fresh yogurt. Apply this paste on the skin that is tanned and clean after 20 minutes.
An easy way to reduce tan from skin is coconut milk. Dip a cotton ball in coconut milk and dub it in the tanned areas of skin. When it gets dry, clean it with water. If you do this regularly, it will make your tan fade as well as make your skin glow naturally. .
Turmeric has been used in Pakistan from several years traditionally. It is not proved that it lightens the skin but it can help in defending the damage caused from sunlight, when included in cream. It can also help in improving natural protective oils of skin and hydrating the skin.
It has been studied that Aloe Vera can lessen the release of melanin which causes the tanning of skin. Therefore, using it can be helpful. It can be applied directly on the tanned skin.
Saffron and milk:
Use of saffron is a natural method to get a glowing skin. It can help to improve skin texture, remove dark circles, acne and lighten the darkened skin. To apply it on the skin, immerse few strands of saffron in the milk and leave it for some time. Then apply the milk on darkened parts of skin.
It is commonly used in Pakistan. It helps in cooling and relieving the sunburns. It also aids in getting rid of tan. Mix multani mitti and rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply it in affected areas of skin and leave it until it gets dry. Wash it with clean water.
Above given are some methods or techniques that can help you to get rid of tanned skin in summer. If you want a glowing skin this summer, make a routine of skin care and include these methods. It will help you to get rid of tan and make your skin soft and glowing.