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Are There Any Natural Ways To De-Tan Your Skin?

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Sun exposure leads to growth of a pigment called melanin that can tan your skin, and de-tanning can be tough. Given here are a few natural ways you can adopt to de-tan and get glowing better quality skin.

The sun’s rays could be harsh and brutal on the skin. Just a few moments in the scorching heat leads to the growth of a brown-colored pigment called melanin that can give a dark tanned look to the skin. However, various natural remedies are available to de-tan your skin.

Natural Methods To De-Tan Your Skin

1. Gram Flour

For de-tanning, mix gram flour with curd. Apply it all over, let it dry, and then wash it. You can do this twice a week.1

2. Turmeric Powder

Prepare a paste of turmeric powder and lime juice. This will help lighten your skin tone.2

3. Tomato Pulp

Mash the the tomatoes to a pulp and apply it on the skin. After a few minutes, wash it off with fresh water.3

4. Sugar Scrub

A good home remedy for tanning is to mix equal amounts of sugar granules and lemon juice. Apply this and scrub for 15 minutes. Keep the application for another 15 minutes. This will provide a natural bleached effect.

5. Mashed Papaya

Mashed ripe papaya also helps de-tan and cleanse your skin. If you want, you can also add honey to the pulp before applying it to your skin.4

6. Dried And Powdered Orange Peels

Take the orange peels and mix with curd. Apply on your face. This will help you get rid of blemishes.

7. Sandalwood Powder

Apply sandalwood paste. Sandalwood is known to soothe and lighten the skin.5

8. Almond Paste

Rich in vitamin E, almonds nourish the skin. Soak them in milk overnight, remove the peel, and grind them. Almonds can dry your skin; hence, add milk cream or honey to the paste.6

9. Potato Juice

Applying potato juice is the perfect way to de-tan. Take a tablespoon of potato juice, add equal amount of lemon juice to it, and apply. You can also place potato slices on your face, arms, and other tanned areas.

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1. Devlin, Dean, Roland Emmerich, and Harald Kloser. “Tag: D.”
2. Debjit Bhowmik, Chiranjib, KP Sampath Kumar, Margret Chandira, and B. Jayakar. “Turmeric: a herbal and traditional medicine.” Archives of applied science research 1, no. 2 (2009): 86-108.
3. Acharya, Deepak, and Garima Sancheti. “Positive Health Online.”
4. Tips, Beauty. “Natural Beauty Tips.”
5. Farooqi, Alaul Hasan Abad, Srikant Sharma, and Sushil Kumar. “Herbal skin care formulation and a process for the preparation thereof.” U.S. Patent 6,368,639, issued April 9, 2002.
6. Parrinello, Vincene M. “Skin care system and method for improving moisture retention in skin.” U.S. Patent 5,578,312, issued November 26, 1996.