Premature aging or photo aging

Skin Tanning? Check Out These Ways to Get Rid Off Skin Tanning!!


Sun Raha Hai Na Tu Ro Raha Hu Main! Yes, everybody’s cry in the summer season. Besides, the cry of scorching heat it is also the cry of skin darkening or skin tanning due to the exposure to sun heat. The Sun great source of vitamin D and source of energy for every living being but this mar our skin with dark tan lines.

What is Skin Tanning or simply tanning and how it occurs?

Skin tanning or sun tanning refers to the darkening of the skin cells due to the constant exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. It is caused due to the skin cell melanocytes which are responsible for producing pigment melanin for the body. This pigment plays a protective role and protects the body from the UV rays and this pigment is dark brown in color which results in skin tanning.

Thus, tanning is a way of protecting your skin from harmful rays. But this myth is debunked by A) the Audience book- that there is nothing like good or bad tan and excessive tanning is not good because it cause skin cancer and premature aging or “photo-aging”. Scientific studies have shown that repeated exposure to UV rays will break down the collagen (It is the most abundant protein in our bodies) and impairs the synthesis of new collagen as a result skin will become wrinkle and saggy.

Various Risks Associated With Skin Tanning:

1. Premature aging or photo-aging:

Premature aging or photo aging

This refers to the early Aging of skin cells which makes the skin look dull and saggy. Tanning is the major cause for this. Besides, this poor nutrition, improper skin care, using cosmetics for long period. Wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation in various skin area especially face and neck are the signs of premature aging or photo-aging.

2. Skin Cancer:

Skin Cancer

There are two types of skin cancer melanoma and non-melanoma. Melanoma affects the layer of your skin which protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and it is the most serious type of cancer. Non-melanoma or squamous skin cancer affects the top layer of the skin and it is less serious than melanoma. People with fairer are susceptible to skin cancer easily than those who have pigmented skin.

3. Sunburn:


It refers to the damage done to the skin due to the heat from the sun. It is temporary skin damage. It is quite painful and needs medications. Various signs like redness or peeling off skin and skin darkening. It is caused due to sun exposure, prompts the immune system to increase the blood flow which leads to redness of the skin and white blood cells try to remove the damaged cells hence the peeling off the skin.

So, here we have provided NINE MANTRAS to get back to sweet Sixteen by getting rid off these nasty dark lines and flaunt your beautiful and lavish skin. Few quick-fix remedies that will prove helpful for you tanned skin.

How to Remove Tan Permanently?

1. Yogurt and Tomato:

Your kitchen is the best start for your remedy. As the citric content present in these food items works as a natural tan remover. This reduces pigmentation and dark spots. Tomato also works as the toner and opens up the pores and reduces the oiliness naturally. Yogurt moisturizes and soothes the skin. Apply this twice or thrice in a week.

Yogurt and Tomato


One tablespoon plain yogurt and tomato pulp juice.

How to apply?

  1. Mix the ingredients and apply on the face.
  2. Let it dry for 30 minutes and wash your face with water.

2. Multani Mitti and aloe vera face pack:

Acne and pimple are the gifts of this scorching heat but can be reduced by using this face pack. It soothes and cools down your skin. Cleanse your skin by removing the dead skin and stimulate circulation, thus impart a natural glow to your skin. Use this pack twice a week.

Multani Mitti and aloe vera face pack


Two tablespoon Multani Mitti, one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and rose water.

How to apply?

Mix whole ingredients and add chilled rose water. Apply the pack on the damaged area and keep this for 15 minutes. Scrub your face with wet fingers and then wash your face.

3. Gram flour:

It is a natural exfoliator that gently removes dead skin cells and reveals your younger and brighter skin. Do this remedy twice a week. CAUTION – Do not add too much turmeric powder this could stain the skin yellow.

Gram flour


Gram flour (Besan), the pinch of turmeric powder and rosewater.

How to apply?

Mix the whole material and stir well. Apply to the affected area. Leave it for 15- 20 minutes then wash off your face with mild water.

4. Potato juice:

It has mild bleaching and cleansing properties. It also has natural lighting properties and very effective for removing tan. Your skin will feel lighter and refreshed after using this. Do this activity every day for better result.

Potato juice


A medium size potato and cotton boll.

How to apply?

Grate a potato and squeeze it to get the juice out of it. Apply this on the face for 10-15 minutes and wash away with cold water.

5. Ice cubes:

This remedy is highly recommended in sunburns because rubbing some ice cubes will reduce the burning and itchiness which also cause tan. Repeat this remedy as and when required.

Ice Cubes


Few ice cubes.

How to apply?

Apply the recommended remedy on the sunburn area to get relief.

6. Lemon Juice:

Lemon juice is not only good for drinking in summers but you can apply it to your face because acids present in the lemon juice works as a skin lightening agents. It also fades away the scars as well. Do this activity regularly on daily basis to get rid off the tan successfully.

Lemon Juice


One full or half lemon is required.

How to apply?

Sliced a lemon squeeze it to get the juice and apply it on the face and other affected areas to get the result. Remain it there for 15 minutes before you hit the shower.

7. Cabbage leaves:

Do not make faces at this remedy because it contains a cleansing agent which work like a cleansing milk. These Green leaves can work miracles for your skin tan removal. This contains anti-inflammatory qualities and contains vitamin A, C and K. All these protect your skin from further damage. Repeat this as often you need this.

Cabbage leaves


Few Cabbage leaves.

How to apply?

Simply place the cabbage leaves on the affected area for 15 minutes and wash your face afterward with mild water.

8. Bitter gourd:

Another veggie remedy and the most powerful in fighting all suntan and sunburn problems. As it is high in anti-oxidants and often used relief burns. Repeat this twice a day.

Bitter gourd


One bitter gourd

How to apply?

Extract the juice and apply this on affected areas. Massage for two minutes and let it sit for 5-7 minutes before rinsing it off.

9. Papaya pulp and honey face pack:

A raw papaya paste will remove tan very effectively with its exfoliating and brightening enzymes while honey nourishes the skin. Repeat this activity on alternate days.

Papaya pulp and honey face pack


Raw papaya and add few drops of honey to it.

How to apply?

Mix both the things. Apply to the affected area. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

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