Home remedies to get rid of tan

Just got back from a 'beachy' holiday? And it shows on your skin? Don't fret! Here is how you can get rid of that skin tan naturally -- apply some milk powder with honey.

All throughout the year, Indian skin is prone to tan. Even after applying sunscreen and using an umbrella to protect yourself from harmful UV rays, you cannot escape tanning if you go out during sunny hours. Thankfully, for us, there are home remedies that work like magic to get rid of dark skin due to the sun. Grandma s tips always work wonders, and here s how you can get rid of skin and hair problems.

1. Honey and lemon juice pack:Mix two tablespoons of honey with a few drops of lemon juice and apply it on the affected area once or twice in a day. Apply the mixture for 10 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Here s how you can get rid of acne with honey.

2. Lemon juice pack for body parts: To keep your knees, elbows and other patchy areas smooth and clean, apply fresh lemon juice them. Keep it on for at least 15 minutes and wash it off. You can use lemon juice ditch dark skin developed in the inner thighs. Lemon juice also lightens acne marks, know how here.

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3. Milk powder and honey pack: Prepare a paste adding equal quantity of milk powder, lemon juice, almond oil and honey. Apply it on affected portions and keep for at least 20 minutes. This can be prepared and stored for a week; keep it stored in a clean bottle at room temperature. If you have time, use it thrice a day for better results. Honey is also an easy remedy for glowing skin.

4. Sugar and lemon pack: Sugar is considered as the best cleansing agent. Apply a mixture of sugar and lemon juice on your face and wash it after 20 minutes. If you have dry skin, add a few drops of glycerine to the mixture. You can get fuller looking lips with this sugar scrub.

5. Turmeric pack: One can also prepare a paste adding a pinch of turmeric, lemon juice and raw milk. Apply the mixture properly and wait till it dries. Wash it off with cold water. Also, wild turmeric or kasturimanjal has many skin benefits.

6. Curd and lemon pack: In olden days, granny used to rely on a mixture of gram flour, lime juice and curd to get a glowing skin. But one can use the mixture regularly to get rid of tanning. Curd is also highly beneficial for overall health.

7. Coconut water pack: Fresh coconut water makes the skin soft and fair. Using it twice a day on hands and face can prove beneficial. Here are some more beauty benefits of coconut water.

8. Cucumber juice and rose water pack: Apply a mixture of rose water, cucumber juice and a dash of lemon juice once a day. Lemon juice helps reduce the tan while rose water and cucumber work as cooling agents. Here are 8 benefits of cucumber you shouldn't miss.

9 .Oats and buttermilk pack: Buttermilk soothes and softens the skin. Make a pack by mixing a tablespoon of oats with buttermilk and apply it on your face or body to get rid of tan. Oats also help in exfoliating the skin so this mixture is extremely beneficial. Know how to make natural face scrubs with oats, here.

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