A number of people ask and also google about how to remove sun tan. Before going deep into this article I would like to tell you people about sun tanning.
What is sun tan?
Sun tanning is something due to which the body gets darkened because of direct sun-rays falling on the body. I think most of the people know this thing. But the reason behind sun tan is the main part which I want to share with you people.
Why sun tanning?
People generally ask this question that why does my body get tanned? The answer to this question given by American Academy of Dermatology is, “Our bodies have a pigment called Melanin which is responsible for skin color. Some people have large melanin some have less. People who have more melanin are dark in skin-tone and people who have less melanin in their body have light skin-tone.”
If you want to know more about this body pigment Melanin you can follow the link What Causes Sun Burn and Sun Tan?
Now, I think the little concept about Sun tanning is clear, so we can proceed further deep into the article about how to remove sun tan and sun burn.
There are a lot of things to know about tanning and its removal techniques.
Some people have so sensitive bodies that they get tanning and burns on their bodies due to even lamps. There can be many reasons like nutrition, body shape, exposure, health conditions and even more reasons which even I literally don’t know LOL.
But I am sure I will be throwing some good ideas towards you people by this medium so that you can remove sun burns and sun tan easily.
Concept of body tanning
Different body parts get tanning differently. The speed of going brown of parts of body is different. Some people have queries that their back gets tanned very fast, some say that their hands and feet get tanned fast. This seems to be absolutely absurd, but yeah this is the truth.
Pros and Cons of Tanning
Sun-rays emit UV radiations which are really harmful for the body.
No doubt Sun gives Vitamin D but this Vitamin can be generated in the body with the help of food also. A limited amount of Vitamin D is required for the body which is easily available in the food items. Even doctors recommend not to directly go out in Sun light for more time.
Talking about the Pros and Cons of the Tanning, there are both, positive as well as negative points of tanning of the body. Yes, there are positive points as well in this tanning process.
Firstly, I’ll talk about Cons of tanning –
- Tanning can cause Sunburns
- Less amount of sun-rays can be good but when people intake a huge amount of sun-rays, it can cause burning of the skin which can ultimately lead to skin cancer.
- Fair color people don’t tan first, their bodies directly start burning which is really harmful.
- Dehydrated body
- Huge damage to the skin which causes discomfort
Pros of body tanning –
Actually Dr. Roxana Daneshjou says that tanning is not at all good for the body. Even the minimal amount of UV rays falling on the body damage the body.
But some people say up-to some extent tanning is good.
- Exposure to sun-rays produces Vitamin D in the body which improves the absorption power of Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc and Iron.
- Vitamin D helps in improving the bone strength.
- Most people find brown skin very attractive, that is why people try to make their body brown with the tanning.
There are some topics under this main topic i.e. How to Remove Sun Tan, those topics are How to Remove Sun Tan from Face, from Hands, from Feet, from Back. This article will cover all these topics.
Keep reading the article, in the end of this article I’ll give answer to some of the frequently asked questions by the people. So don’t drop your plan of reading this article completely.
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How to Remove Sun Tanning from Face?
Every person has different skin of face, some have oily face, while others have dry skin of the face.
Those who have oily face get their face tanned slower than the dry face people. This is due to the extra layer of the oil on their face which protects them from the direct sun-rays.
There are some tips by following which you can remove tanning of your face very fast:
- Turmeric – Turmeric is a very powerful anti-inflammatory product which is used to reduce the scars. So turmeric is highly recommended for removing tanning.
- Orange Juice & Yogurt – These two things are mixed evenly and applied on the tanning areas. After applying the mixture leave if for half an hour, then wash face gently with normal water. You will definitely see improvement in your face.
- Tomato & Rice Flour – Put these two items together i.e. juice of 1 tomato and 1 spoon of rice flour. Mix them properly and apply on face. You will surely see the results fast.
Apart from these ideas of naturally removing sun tanning from face, there are some products available in the market which are used to remove sun tan.
Himalaya Tan Removal Orange Peel Off Mask
Iraya – Morning Glory
Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan-removal Scrub
VLCC Anti-Tan Facial Kit
All these products are allergy tested. But I would suggest you people to consult doctors before using sun-tan creams because people have different skin type so can effect differently.
It can take up-to 15 days to remove tanning from the face.
How to Remove Sun Tanning from Hands and Feet?
Just like face skin, hands and feet have different skin type than other body parts. Hands and feet are those areas of the body which are tanned and that tanning is very hard to remove. The most-stubborn tanning is occurred on the hands and feet.
There are ways to remove tanning from hands and feet. Although it takes time to remove tanning from hands and feet but it’s not impossible to remove.
The best natural way to remove tanning from hands and feet is:
Take the ingredients given below –
- Tomato Juice
- Rice Flour
- Wheat Flour
Mix all these ingredients properly and apply on hands and feet. After applying this mixture leave the applied body part in air till it dries. Now as it dries, wash with normal water. This is somewhat long process but continuously following this remedy will definitely remove tanning from the skin.
The tomato juice in the mixture is the main ingredient which removes tanning. Flour in this mixture exfoliates and the milk help in maintaining the moisture of the skin.
This is the natural remedy of removing skin tanning from hands and feet. There are some products available in the market which when applied on the skin help in removing tanning.
These products are:
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Anti-Tan Body Lotion
Makari Anti UV Whitening Cream
Lacto Bleach Tan Removal Cream
VLCC Tan Removal Cream
There are many other creams or other products which can be helpful in removing tanning from hands and feet.
As skin of hands and feet is somewhat different and tanning on them is stubborn, it can take up-to a month to remove tanning from hands and feet.
How to Remove Tanning from Back and Neck?
As I earlier said every body part gets tanning differently. People always ask how to remove tanning from neck and back. Neck is the body part which gets tanned very easily and almost every single person has neck color different than other body parts due to tanning. Same is the situation for the back.
The home remedy for this problem is –
Take 2 spoons rice flour. Mix it with 1 spoon turmeric, 2 spoons lemon juice and 2 spoons raw milk. Mix it properly and add this mixture to the body parts where you want to remove tanning. After applying, leave it for 5 to 7 minutes, then wash with the normal water.
After this process, the next process you have to follow is –
Take 1 potato and grate it to extract the juice of potato. Now in this juice add 2 spoons of gram flour, 1 spoon lemon juice and 2 spoons honey. Mix the ingredients properly to obtain a mixture.
Apply this mixture on the tanned areas. Leave it until it dries. Once it dries-up wash it properly with normal water.
All the ingredients used are really effective in removing sun tanning. Potato has de-tanning benefits which help in removing suntan. Honey is helpful for moisturizing the skin.
Also, turmeric is used to brighten the skin by reducing the secretion of melanin in the skin. Lemon has skin bleaching properties. It removes the dark spots on the body. Raw milk helps in lightening the skin as well as it moisturizes the skin.
Apart from this natural process we can use Coconut Oil, Rosewater, Aloe Vera Gel to remove suntan.
This is the home-made remedy. Along with this remedy there are different products available in the market. Those products are:
Nature’s Essence Lacto Tan Clear Cream
Fair & Flawless Sun Tan Removal Cream
ForeverTeen De-Tan Tan Removal Cream
If you recommend a doctor before using these creams that will be a plus point for you all. But yeah if you don’t do that it will not really effect you people. So it is up to you if you want to consult a doctor or not.
To remove suntan with the natural process you should continue the process for 3 weeks. This is surely show results.
Questions generally asked by the people
Can suntan be permanent?
The answer to this question is simply NO. Because there is no tanning which remains forever on the body. But there are some cases when the tanning has penetrated deep into your skin and your body has faced loads of time in UV radiations of sun-rays or tanning beds. Then in those situations it is really difficult to remove tanning from the skin.
How to remove sun tanning fast?
This is the most searched question from all. How to get rid of tanning fast or how to remove sun tanning fast?
There is no way to get rid of tanning as fast as in one or two days. Gaining tanning is a continuous process, similarly removing tanning is also a continuous process. It generally takes 10 to 15 days to remove tanning but for some cases it can take more. If the body is tanned for a long time, then ultimately it will take long time to remove tanning from the skin.
So, don’t be fraud by people who say that they will give you medicine to remove tanning in 1 or 2 days. That is absolutely fraud. It will not remove tanning but will definitely generate more problems for the healthy body.
How does turmeric remove sun tan?
Turmeric is a powerful ingredient which helps in removing sun tanning. Turmeric acts as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory product. It is a great exfoliator. Applying turmeric to the skin can lead to the removal of dead cells and blackheads. Turmeric is considered one of the most important and healthy ingredient for both inner and outer body from the ancient times.
How to remove sun tan using tomato?
Yes, tomato removes sun tanning. Tomato is skin toning properties. You can apply tomato directly on your skin to remove tanning. Although in the beginning tomato can cause itching on the skin but when used on a regular basis this itching sensation is not felt.
Also, many people use tomato with curd/yogurt & lemon juice and then apply on the skin. This makes a complete face pack.
Can beetroot remove tanning?
Beetroot is a natural sunscreen. Beetroot is one of the healthiest vegetables. Its use can prevent cardiovascular diseases. Its intake can improve blood flow throughout the body. Also, beetroot when applied directly to the skin make the skin glowing.
Can I rub tomato daily on my face?
Yes, tomato contains a red pigment called Lycopene which is the main reason of healthy properties of tomato. Rubbing tomato daily on face can remove the pores and prevents skin ageing.
Can I leave tomato on my face overnight?
Absolutely, you can leave tomato on your face overnight. Even I’ll suggest you guys to use a mixture of tomato and milk and then apply on your face. Leave it on overnight and then in the morning remove gently with cold water.
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