How To Get Rid Of Tan Permanently – Easy DIY Steps

Sunshine is the time to enjoy on the beach and parks with friends and family. Despite all the fun and enjoyment in the sun , by the end of the day most people are left with ugly  and unattractive marks of sun tan on the body , which become difficult to get rid of. There are many cosmetic products and bleaching techniques for tan removal, but most of them damage the skin in the long run.  Natural remedies help to remove the tan by soothing and nourishing the skin in a gentle caring way.

Your hands may get tanned due to different reasons like you may work with harsh chemicals day-in and day-out, get exposed to UV rays constantly, play sports that may get you involved in murky, dusty environment, getting exposed to polluted environment or even neglect to clean hands constantly. In this way your hands get tanned and losses its original color and beauty.

The question here is is it possible to remove tan completely? Well there a good news for all the ladies out there. If one can get tanned easily due to several unforeseen reasons, then they can also get rid of it easily by just following a few tips as mentioned below:

Prepare a solution or a paste by mixing baking soda with water and use it as a scrub to remove the tan from your hands or any affected area. If you are looking out for quick results, then try this procedure every alternate day.

Take equal quantity of vinegar and water in a bowl and mix it well. Then dip your hands into the bowl and let it rest in the solution for 5 to 10 minutes. Once this is done just wash your hands with cold water. You can try this therapy almost daily till you get satisfied results.

Prepare a mixture of honey and lime juice and apply it on the affected area. Leave the solution on your hand for 10 to 15 minutes. and then wash it off with cold water. Remember to pat dry the hands gently with a cotton towel.

Prepare a mixture of lime juice, cucumber juice and rosewater and apply it on the tanned area. Let this mixture remain on your hands for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off  with cold water. This mixture has proven to be quite effective to remove harsh sun tans and sun burns. The citric content in the lime and the cooling effect of rose water acts as a perfect combination to remove the tan from your hands very easily and quickly. You can prepare the solution and store it in the refrigerator for a week or so.

Soak a cotton pad or cloth in lime juice and dab/rub it on the tanned surface. Massage it for a minute or 2 and then leave it on for 10-15 minutes.  When it is completely dried, wash your hands with cold water.

Prepare a paste of gram flour, yogurt and lemon. The quantity of each item should be equal. Then apply the paste to the affected area. Leave it on for 10 minutes. When the mixture is completely dried, wash it off with with lukewarm water.

You can also add one tablespoon of  turmeric powder and lime juice in raw milk. Mix it well and then apply the mixture to the tanned area. Allow it to dry by leaving it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

You can constantly apply coconut water to your hands and let it dry. For faster and more effective results you can apply this solution more than once in a day.

Papaya pulp is also another effective ingredient to help remove tan quickly. Massage the Papaya pulp on the affected area for more than 10 minutes and leave it on for another 10-15 minutes. Once you feel that is starting to dry, wash it off with cold water

You can also prepare a paste of white gourd and multani mitti and apply the mixture to the affected parts. Then rinse your it with cold water.

Apart from these you can also take some preventive steps by avoiding exposure to sunrays during peak hours. Do not go out in the sun from 10.00 to 04.00.  Try to use sunscreen lotion on the areas prone to sun exposure, remember to choose a sunscreen lotion that has higher SPF content. Cover your hands with gloves or scarf while riding. These are some steps that may help you avoid sun tans and skin discoloration during the summer time.

Home remedies to remove sun tan on neck

Are you feeling embarrassing about the dark neck? Its because of the tan formed around the neck due to hot sun and pollution. Tan usually occurs on body parts that exposed to sun such as neck, hands, face, arms and legs. Here are the simple home remedies for removing tan on neck.

Cucumber juice, turmeric powder and lemon juice

Mix 1 tbsp of turmeric powder, cucumber juice and cucumber juice. Apply this paste on the neck. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it with cool water. Do it regularly for better results.


Lemon acts as a natural bleach and cleanser that washes out the dead cells from skin. Rub lemon on the neck directly or mix the lemon juice with rose water. This removes the tan and gives fair look. Follow it regularly sure you get rid from neck tan with this home remedy.

Coconut oil

This oil will nourish the skin and removes tan. Massage the coconut oil on the neck daily in order to remove tanning from neck.


Prepare your own scrubs for removing tan on neck. Use sugar and lemon juice with oil.

Home remedies to remove tan on face & forehead

Pineapple and papaya for treating forehead tan

Mash pineapple and papaya in mixer and apply that paste to forehead tanned area. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash it with cold water.

Potato for removing tan on forehead and tan on face

It is anti tan vegetable remedy that is available always in kitchen. Make use of potato for removing tan on forehead and face. Mash the raw potato in mixer and apply it on face and forehead. Wash it with cold water after 15 mins. Do it regularly for best results.

Lemon juice and sugar for removing tan on face & forehead

Squeeze lemon and add it to sugar. Mix this and gently rub on face and forehead and leave it. It acts as a natural scrub and you can sure get rid of tanning in within couple of weeks. The skin on face also becomes smooth.

Yogurt and gram flour for face tan & forehead tan

Mix required amounts of gram flour, lemon juice and curd or yogurt. Apply this paste on forehead and face. Leave it for 15 mins and wash it with water.

Aloe vera, tomato and red lentil (Masoor daal) face pack

Masoor daal is the best home ingredient that cleans the even the extreme tan. Mixing of this into aloe vera and tomatoes acts as a rejuvenator. Masoor daal should be soaked in water for 15 minutes and grind it into a paste. In that paste add aloe vera gel and tomato pulp. Mix it well and massage on neck and face. After 15 minutes wash it with water.

Harmful effects of sun tan

Overexposure of the skin to the ultra violetrays of the sun leads to the darkening of the exposed area of the skin. Sun tan normally occurs on the face, neck, arms and legs. It can lead to problems like acne, pimples, wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, skin burn and premature aging of the skin. In extreme cases it can also cause skin cancer.

Home Made Remedies for Sun Tanned Skin

It is found that expensive cosmetic products available in the market are loaded with harmful chemicals and bleaching agents.The nourishing and wholesome face packs prepared from natural ingredients are easily available and do not harm the skin

Tomato, Yogurt and Lemon Juice Face Pack

This is an effective pack to removedark spots and pigmentation. The citric property in all the three ingredients acts as natural toner to shrink the open pores and reduce the oiliness on the skin. The pack can be prepared by mixing 2 table spoon of tomato pulp, 1 table spoon of lemon juice and 1 table spoon of yogurt in a bowl. Apply it on the face and wash with cold water after 30 minutes.

Aloe Vera, Masoor Daal (Red Lentil) and Tomato Face Pack

Masoor dal helps in clearing the worst tanning. Aloe Vera gel and tomato work as a skin rejuvenator. Make a rough paste of massor dal that has been soaked for 20 minutes. Mix the gel of aloe Vera and 1 tablespoon of tomato pulp in the paste and massage it liberally on the face and neck… Rinse it off after 20 minutes.

Oat Meal and Butter Milk Exfoliating Pack

Oatmeal is a natural scrub to remove blackheads and dead cells and buttermilk helps in soothing skin and healing blisters. Make a paste with 2 tablespoon of oatmeal and 3 tablespoons of buttermilk and apply it on the face and body. Massage it in a circular motion. Clean it with water after 15 minutes.

Orange Juice and Yogurt Face Pack

Oranges are rich in Vitamin C which helps to fight skin blemishes. The collagen in the orange slows down the process of aging and aids in tightening the skin.Yogurt on the other hand acts as a natural bleach and moisturizer. Take one spoon of juice and one spoon of yogurt and apply it on the face. Rinse with water after 30 minutes.

Potato and Lemon Juice Face Pack

Potato is beneficial to skin besides being a food. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiberswhich are helpful in treating aging sign of the skin, blemishes and sun burn. It calms and soothes the skin. Apply the two on the face and wash it off after 40 minutes.

Strawberry and Milk Cream Face Pack

Strawberryhas skin lightening agents thatare helpfulin improvingthe complexion of the skinand reducing dark spots, pigmentation and freckles on the skin. Prepare the pack with 4 crushed strawberries and 2 tablespoon milk cream and apply onthe face. Rinse after 30 minutes.

Milk Powder, Honey and Almond Oil Face pack

Milk powder is a good moisturizer and it also reduces the effects of sun tan and gives a clean texture to the skin. Mix 2 table spoon of milk powder1 table spoon of honey and a few drops of almond oil in a bowl and apply it on the face.Leave it on the face for 20 minutes before washingit off with water.

Saffron and Fresh Cream Face Pack

Saffron (kesar) remains an age old ingredient for skin care.It helps in skin brightening, toning, tan removal, and fighting acne and pimples. Blend few strands of kesar with 2 tablespoon milk and apply it on the face. Let it dry for 20 minutes before washing with water. Source