How to Get Rid of Skin Tan?
When we talk about skincare, the foremost concern in summer is the effect of harsh rays of the sun on our skin. If we specifically talk about ‘sun tan’, we must stay mindful of the fact that sun tan can have the following effects: redness of skin due to an increase in blood flow, hot skin with goosebumps or chills, pain, itchy or tight skin, blisters, dehydration and skin peeling off dead cells.
There is no point in wasting time imagining the worrisome effects. Instead, let us look at some effective home remedies to combat sun tan.
Lemon Juice and Honey: Add a little honey to lemon juice and let it stay on skin for 30 minutes. The bleaching effect of lemon helps in removing tan quickly.
Cucumber Extract: Apply the cucumber juice to your skin. Let it dry, then wash your skin. Cucumber has a cooling effect and helps remove tan.
Potato Juice: Known for being a potent bleaching agent, applying raw potato juice on your skin will help you get rid of the tan.
Moreover, a sun tan is actually the body’s defence mechanism against strong sunlight. Some additional protection can be wearing light colour clothes which deflect the sun’s rays, wearing broad-rimmed hats, sunglasses and carrying an umbrella.
In addition to that, some safety measures against sun tan can be:
- Avoid stepping out when the sun is at its peak [11 AM – 4 PM]
- When you’re out, walk on the shady side.
- Cover your skin to the maximum, with light-colored dresses.
- Apply sunscreen to protect your skin.
- Wear UV-protected sunglasses.
- Choose sun-friendly cosmetics.
- Stay hydrated.
- Follow a healthy diet to build up your general immunity.