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Sun Tan: How to Remove Sun Tan From Face & Skin

How to Remove Sun Tan From Face & Skin

With the arrival of summer season, the term sun tanning is thrown around quite regularly. But what is sun tanning or tanning?

Sun tanning is the darkening of your skin due to exposure to the sun. It often leads to uneven skin tone and dark spots. But knowing about SPF and sun protection can really help you to prevent the dreaded tan. But if you have been affected by it, here are some effective ways to get rid of a sun tan

How to Remove Sun Tan With Home Remedies

You can always rely on home remedies to achieve flawless skin. The best part about home remedies is that it makes use of natural ingredients. Here are some effective home remedies for sun tan removal and attain a glowing complexion. 

Aloe Vera

Simply extract the gel from a freshly-plucked Aloe Vera leaf and apply an even layer on your face. You can also purchase pure Aloe Vera Gel available in the market. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes before washing it off. Aloe Vera Gel will soothe your skin and accelerate the healing process. 

Gram Flour & Curd

Mix Gram Flour with Curd to create a consistent paste. Add a pinch of Turmeric to this mixture and apply it to your face. Leave this mask for about 15-20 minutes. Once it has dried, wash your face and apply a hydrating moisturiser afterwards. 

Tomato

Extract some Tomato Juice and generously apply it on the affected areas. The Vitamin A and C present in Tomato will reduce the effects of sunburn on your face & skin. It will also calm your skin and fight redness. Gently dab the juice on your face with the help of a cotton pad and leave it for about 10-15 minutes.

Curd & Honey

Mix equal quantities of Organic Honey and Curd. This mixture will nourish your skin inside out and make it soft. You can apply it once or twice a day to combat sun tan. The Lactic Acid present in curd will gently exfoliate damaged skin, while Honey will moisturise your skin simultaneously. 

Sandalwood Powder & Rosewater

One of the best ways to tackle sun tan, this remedy will soothe and brighten your skin. Add Rosewater to Sandalwood Powder to form a runny paste. Apply it twice a day to for skin tan removal

Lemon Juice & Honey

Lemon Juice has skin brightening properties and Honey is a natural humectant. Add a few drops of Lemon Juice to Organic Honey to form a thick mixture. You can also increase the amount of Lemon Juice to lessen the thickness of Honey. But those with sensitive skin should stick with fewer drops of Lemon Juice. 

Fuller’s Earth & Rosewater

Bid adieu to sun tan with Fuller’s Earth (or Multani Mitti). Add some Rosewater to Fuller’s Earth to form a consistent paste. Apply this face pack every other day for sun tan removal. Follow it up with toning and moisturising. 

St.Botanica Recommends Best Products To Remove Sun Tan

Sun tan removal can be quite a tedious task. But don’t worry, with the right products by your side and some patience you can solve all skin-related problems. St.Botanica brings to you the best products that will help you get rid of tanning.

Rivayat Ubtan Foaming Face Wash With Built-In Brush, 120ml

St.Botanica Rivayat Ubtan Foaming Face Wash With Built-In Brush deeply cleanses and nurtures your skin. It comes with a built-in brush with mild silicone bristles that wipe off the deep-seated dirt and clear enlarged pores. This face wash helps brighten dull skin, helps tanned skin, and removes dead skin cells. Infused with skin brightening ingredients like Turmeric, Rose, Tulsi, Multani Mitti, Amla, and other natural extracts that provide the skin with intense nourishment.

Alpha Arbutin 2% + Hyaluronic Acid 1% Depigmentation Face Serum, 20ml

St.Botanica Alpha Arbutin 2% + Hyaluronic Acid 1% Depigmentation Face Serum Alpha Arbutin will help reduce blemishes and pigmentations from your skin. Hyaluronic Acid infuses hydration into your skin and keeps it soft. Alpha Arbutin gives you bright and glowing skin. Using this face serum can help even out the texture of your skin, making it soft and supple. It also helps control the melanin production of your skin and reduces tanning.

AHA Lactic Acid 10% & Hyaluronic Acid 1% Gentle Exfoliating Skin Peel (Face Serum), 20 ml

St.Botanica AHA Lactic Acid 10% & Hyaluronic Acid 1% Gentle Exfoliating Skin Peel helps you get fresh and glowing skin every day. This peel will help exfoliate the surface gently and even out the texture of your skin. Lactic Acid helps break down impurities and dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin. Hyaluronic Acid is a deeply hydrating vitamin that helps hydrate your skin. This texture-correction peel will even out your skin texture, thus, improving the overall appearance of your skin. After applying this product, make sure to use sunscreen the right way before you step out. 

Glycolic Acid 8% + Pro Vitamin B5 Texture Correcting Skin Peel (Face Serum), 20 ml

St.Botanica Glycolic Acid 8% + Pro Vitamin B5 Texture Correcting Skin Peel can improve the overall health of your skin, giving it a radiant appearance. The wonderful ingredients of this peel will leave you with skin that is glowing. It will also even out your skin texture by getting rid of dark spots and tanning. The colourless and odourless alpha-hydroxy-acid offers mild exfoliation that increases and improves skin radiance and provides visible clarity by exfoliating the outer layer.

Vitamin C SPF 75 Dry Touch Sunscreen, 120ml

St.Botanica Vitamin C SPF 75 Dry Touch Sunscreen busts all sun protection myths. It provides the highest level of broad-spectrum sun protection and protects the skin from sunburn, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots. This sunscreen keeps the skin hydrated and nourished with a dry matte-like finish. It shields the skin from harsh ultraviolet rays. With SPF 75 and PA+++, it assures maximum protection from UV-ray-induced sun damage. Moreover, this product deactivates the free radicals produced by either pollution or by exposure to harmful sun rays. 

Tips To Remove Sun Tan

To attain glowing and even-toned skin, one needs to prevent of tanning. Here are some simple skin tan removal tips that will help you achieve the dewy and flawless complexion that you dream of. 

Using The Right Products

Choose skin care products that soothe and heal your skin. It’s best to go for day creams with SPF as these not only protect your skin but also fight existing damage. Day creams will provide the twin benefits of protection and nourishment.  

Be Gentle

Never rub or massage your skin harshly. Be very gentle while handling the affected areas. The more you will touch your skin the more inflammation and redness you will experience. Always use natural moisturisers with SPF to protect and heal your skin. 

Opt For Natural Ingredients

Face care products with natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Moroccan Argan Oil, Vitamin C, Green Tea, Vitamin E, and Hyaluronic Acid will really shield your skin from sun tan. These ingredients will also help you in sun tan removal. We suggest you avoid harsh chemicals and opt for natural formulations instead. 

Never Go Out Without Applying Sunscreen

Incorporate a sunscreen into your skin care routine to keep tanning at bay. Use a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 to protect your skin. Reapply it after every two to three hours for consistent protection. 

Wear Protective Clothing & Accessories

Protective clothing like hats, full-sleeved shirts, scarves, and sunglasses will prove to be the most reliable allies against tanning. Opt for breathable and natural fabrics instead of synthetic fabrics. 

Conclusion

Sun tan removal isn’t as difficult as it sounds. With the right kind of products, you can easily tackle this skin concern. In case of severe symptoms, visit a dermatologist. Apart from all this, never step out without slathering on some sunscreen lotion. 

FAQs About Sun Tan

What causes a sun tan?

Excessive sun exposure is one of the most common causes of sun tanning. Exposure to UV rays increases the production of melanin in an attempt to protect the skin from further damage. The increase in melanin causes your skin tone to darken, resulting in skin tanning. 

Is sun tan permanent?

No, if treated with the right products a sun tan can be removed. Always use sunscreen with SPF to keep tanning at bay. Gentle exfoliation also helps in skin tan removal

How to prevent sun tanning?

The best way to prevent sun tanning is to use face creams with SPF. Ingredients like Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Turmeric, and Aloe Vera also help prevent and combat tanning. 

How long should sun tan last?

It depends on your skin type. Usually, a sun tan lasts between 7-10 days. With the right products, you can get rid of a sun tan even quicker. 

How can I remove sun tan quickly?

You can get rid of a sun tan quickly by using skin peels and gentle exfoliators. Using nourishing day creams also helps in skin tan removal

Is a sun tan the same as a sunburn?

Sunburn is a more severe form of damage. It is a kind of inflammation with symptoms like swelling, blistering, rashes, and skin peeling. It can also lead to premature signs of ageing. Sun tan, on the other hand, just causes temporary skin darkening.