Have you ever come back from a beach holiday from Goa with evidence of how much fun you have had? Or, do you often forget to apply sunscreen to exposed areas of your skin? Well, then you know what a sun tan is and you have probably tried a few ways to remove tan from hands and legs.
But first things first, how do we get tan? When our body gets exposed to UV rays, it produces melanin to protect the skin from further damage and the skin dulls over the next two days. It is a sign of damage, and extreme exposure can cause sunburn and skin cancer. That’s why it’s so important to use sunscreen every day and reapply every few hours. Sunscreen also prevents ageing of skin and dehydration. So, invest in a good sun protection lotion, like Sun’nil Jojoba-Grapeseed Moisturising Sun Protection Lotion (Rs 795) which protects from UVA and UVB rays.
If you’re reading this article, it means that you probably have experienced tanning on your arms. Sometimes, even after wearing a sun protection cream, you may notice tanning. There are many ways to remove tan from hands and you can easily do it at home. Go ahead and find out how to remove sun tan from hands.
Before you buy a sun tan removal cream that’s packed with chemicals, know that natural ingredients such as milk, honey, and aloe vera can be very effective in repairing damage to the skin due to the sun. In fact, there are also natural products in the market that can bring back that glow that the sun may have dulled.
Use Natural Ingredients To Remove Tan From Arms
Suntan can be treated at home with natural, no-fuss ingredients easily available at home. But remember that sun tan removal at home will not give instant, overnight results. But these ingredients are good for the health of your skin and help de-tan the skin.
Tomatoes: Did you know that tomatoes help with sun tanning? They’re packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C, so they regenerate skin cells and aid in repairing sun damage. Mash tomatoes and apply the pulp to your arms and leave on for 15 minutes to bring back that glow.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is an anti-inflammatory and it’s really good for dry and damaged skin because it’s a natural hydrant. It has Vitamins A and C. So, if your skin is darkening due to the harsh rays of the sun, use aloe vera gel on your tanned arms at night, or make a pack with aloe pulp, rose water, and glycerine.
Gram Flour: Gram flour exfoliates your skin and gets rid of dead skin cells. Make a pack with gram flour, lemon juice (anti-inflammatory and astringent), olive oil, and a pinch of turmeric (helps with natural glow) and apply it for 15 minutes twice a week.
Curd and Honey: Massage a thick layer of curd, honey, and turmeric on your arms every day to de-tan your arms. Curd can brighten your skin complexion and improve spots, while honey has anti-ageing and exfoliating properties that remove dirt and gunk from the skin.
Apply An Ayurvedic Body Oil To Soothe Your Skin
Do you want to add a daily indulgence to your routine while fighting sun tan on your arms and legs? Try this Tender Touch Body Radiance Oil (Rs 1,325) that’s made with a blend of essentials oils, vegetable oils, and ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha, sandalwood, lodhra, and kasturi manjal.
Use this body oil every day after your bath and you may notice a visible difference in your skin’s complexion and texture. This is a go-to product if you’re looking for a relaxed, de-tanned, and radiant skin. Plus, including this in your daily routine will ensure that you have an effortless, healthier-looking complexion.
Take a holistic approach to your skin’s health by gifting yourself a body polishing kit (Rs 2,420) that comes with Tender Touch Body Radiance Oil, Apricot Sparkle Invigorating Skin Radiance Scrub, and Body Luster Sandal-Turmeric Ubtan.
The whole routine of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising is important to the health of your skin. With properties in these aromatic, Ayurvedic herbs, you will ensure that you remove tan from your arms, all the while ensuring that it stays hydrated. Replace your soap with the turmeric ubtan that cleanses the skin deeply without drying it. Then gentle slough away dead skin cells with the apricot scrub and finish it off with the radiance oil that will give you a smooth, silky skin.
Your body needs nourishment every day. For a healthier-looking complexion, you may want to drink lots of water, use products as per your skin type, follow a skincare routine, and use sunscreen without fail! Also, remember to protect your eyes and lips from the sun by using sunglasses and a sun-proof lip balm.