De-Tan Your Skin With These Home Remedies
A good sunscreen can protect your skin from tanning but you should also try some home remedies to get rid of those ugly tanning tan lines and sunburn marks. Skin exposed to UV rays tends to become darker as a result of melanin production. The body produces melanin to counter the harmful effects of UV rays.
Try these home remedies to fade tan lines
Cover the affected skin with cold cabbage leaves for 15 minutes and repeat it twice a day to get good results. Use fresh cabbage as the leaves of a drying cabbage won’t work well.
Curd can lighten the tan lines and sunburn marks if you treat the affected skin with curd for 15-20 minutes every day. You can use homemade curd for skin treatment.
Aloe vera treatment can help in de-tanning the skin in a few days. It has the properties that suppress melanin and reduce pigmentation. Also, it contains anti-inflammatory properties that will further benefit your skin. You can use aloe vera gel directly from a plant if you have one in your garden or buy it from the market.
Bottle gourd juice
It can also help in fading the tan lines and sunburn marks but you need to apply this juice on the tanned area 3 to 4 times a day. The results will be visible within a few days.
Red lentils paste
Take 1 tsp of red lentil and ground it in a mixer with tomatoes and aloe extract in equal quantities. When the paste is ready, apply it to the tanned skin and let the body soak the ingredients completely. Let it be on your skin for 30 minutes and then wash it under running water. It will rejuvenate your skin in addition to fading the tanned lines.
Disclaimer: Home remedies should be tried only after considering all pros and cons of the ingredients used.