Summers are all about fun-filled holidays, often on the exotic beach fronts along with family and friends. However, the hot sunny weather might cause itchy skin and sunburn. Look no further, some of the best remedies to get rid of your tan and regain the natural glow is available right in your kitchen.

6 magical masks to reduce suntan

Simple home remedies to treat tan



Tomato is an excellent tan removal agent. It not only eliminates tan and dead skin but also the antioxidant lycopene in tomatoes bring back the radiance and enhance the glow in the skin. Tomato does wonders as a natural sunscreen –soothes sunburn, reduces skin damage and delays the ageing process.

Tomato mask

The ideal way to use tomato is to make a pulp out of it and apply it evenly on the skin and then clean it using cold water.

2. Curd

Curd enriched with zinc and lactic acid act works as a wonderful exfoliator, removing the dead skin, acting as a cleanser and enhancing glow by removing the dark patches. The best way is to mix curd with wheat flour and apply on the face, hands and feet, rinse off once it dries up. It acts as a natural scrub and removes dead skin and tan effortlessly. Regular use of this mixture enhances skin glow and radiance.

3. Lemon

Abundant in Vitamin C lemon works as a great tan removing agent. Massage the tanned area with a slice of lemon and wash off after it dries up. Citric acids work as natural bleaching agents and help in warding off acne and lightening skin. For treating severe tan, apply a mixture of lemon and curd.

4. Turmeric

Turmeric the queen of spices and is an integral part of Indian cuisine. Curcumin the potent antioxidant in turmeric is crucial for the optimum health of an individual. It also eases acne, skin tanning and pigmentation. All you need to do is to mix turmeric with water and apply gently on the skin and then rinse. See the magic by regularly using this mixture that makes the skin supple and brings back the glow.

5. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is viewed as a magical element for skin health, a widely available herb in your garden. A great cooling agent, Aloe Vera is one stop solution for all your skin and hair ailments. It nurtures the skin and acts as a skin cleanser by getting rid of the dryness and skin blemishes.

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Apply raw Aloe Vera pulp on the skin to get rid of tan, sunburns, etc. It aids in not only lowering the effect of suntan but also soothes burns and acne.

6. Gram Flour

Gram flour is a natural exfoliator very useful in reducing suntan. It aids to remove the dead cells and promotes new cells growth leaving behind a healthy and lustrous skin.

Gram flour mask

Apply gram flour paste mixed with water on the skin, let it dry and rinse your face. Using rose water instead of water for the final rinse will enhance the radiance of the skin.