Papaya, Honey, Turmeric Are Some Kitchen Hacks That Can Remove Tan Naturally

Tanning of skin is a common issue we all face during summers. Here are a few ways you can remove the tan instantly at home

 Onlymyhealth Staff Writer
Written by: Onlymyhealth Staff WriterUpdated at: Feb 28, 2020 13:33 IST
Papaya, Honey, Turmeric Are Some Kitchen Hacks That Can Remove Tan Naturally

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Summer is almost here and so is the tanning. The harmful sun rays can damage your skin. While there are a lot of products available in the market, promising you relief from sun tanning, you don’t have a clue about the harmful chemicals added to it. These have various adverse effects on the skin such as sunburn, skin cancer, skin ageing etc. Don’t worry; we have got these few tips that will vanish your tanning in natural ways.

Papaya and honey mask


This fantastic exfoliation is considered to be one of the best natural ingredients as papaya has skin lightening properties due to its richness in enzymes. Honey helps in moisturization of the skin and can also reduce the visibility of certain blemishes or scars on the skin

How to do:

  • Scoop out a ½ cup of pulp extract from mashed ripe papaya and add a tablespoon full of honey to it.
  • Mix it properly before applying it on your face.
  • Clean your face before applying as there might be dirt.
  • Leave it for about 30 minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water.
  • Apply this face mask once a week or when you feel that you have tanned too much.

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The bleaching agents are capable of removing tan. It can be added with other natural ingredients to have tan free skin.

How to do:

  • Cut open a fresh lemon and apply it directly on the affected area
  • Apply in a circular motion and leave it for some time
  • Wash it off with cold water after 15 minutes
  • Remember to apply some moisturiser on your skin to prevent excess dryness on the skin
  • This can be applied 2-3 times a week to remove the skin tan in a fast and effective manner.

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Tomato and yoghurt pack


Yoghurt is rich in lactic acid and acts as a natural exfoliator for the skin. It helps in removing the dead skin cells and any skin pigmentation scars too.

How to do:

  • Take one tablespoon of fresh and plain yoghurt along with one tablespoon of tomato juice and mix them forming a paste
  • Apply this paste on the affected area
  • Dry it for at least half an hour before washing it off
  • Follow this process twice a week to get the desired results

Milk and turmeric


Turmeric is a natural ingredient which helps in the removal of pigmentation of the skin and also helps to brighten it naturally. The turmeric and milk combination can give a healthy, tan free glow to the skin

How to do:

  • Add two tablespoon of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric powder and milk to make a smooth paste.
  • Clean your face and apply it
  • Keep it dry for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Wash it off with water after scrubbing off the pack gently and use it once a week

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Cucumber and rose water

Cucumbers have unusual properties that smooth the skin and help in preventing the unnecessary darkening of the skin. Rosewater can be used as a toner as it moisturizes and freshens up your skin.

How to do:

  • Add a tablespoon of cucumber and rose water in equal quantity and then mix them
  • Apply the solution with a cotton ball on the tanned areas of your skin
  • Leave it for 10 minutes and wash it off with cold water
  • You can apply this mixture daily after washing your face with a face wash and moisturize it with this.

Aloe vera


This has antibacterial properties which help to fight skin tans and blemishes too. Aloe vera can be added to every ingredient for a face mask.

How to do:

  • Please take out the juice of aloe vera or an aloe vera gel and mix them well with a few drops of lemon
  • Apply this mixture on 
  • the affected areas of your skin
  • Leave it for some time and wash it gently
  • Apply it twice or thrice regularly to get the effective results.

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