Skin Tanning

Tanning also known as Sun tan is caused by ultraviolet rays, because of  increase in the production of melanin in the body.

Its difficult but possible to get back skin to normal state by doing these home remedies.

Tanning on Face

Aloe Vera

  • Aloe vera gel helps in lightening the skin within a week, if applied daily to the affected area.
  • Aloe vera also helps in cleansing and nourishing the skin.
  • Simply take out Aloe vera gel and apply it on the affected skin areas at night.
  • Wash your face in the morning thoroughly.



  • Raw potato is the most common and excellent remedy for sun tanned skin as it is rich in vitamin c and works as natural bleach.
  • Take 2 medium size potatoes and peel the skin off, cut them into slices as shown in image.
  • Make a paste of it in grinder.
  • Add some lemon juice to the potato paste
  • Apply this paste all over the affected skin area.
  • Leave this paste for minimum 30 mins.
  • Wash your face now with cold water.


  • Cucumber juice also helps in reducing the sun tan as it has the cooling effect that soothes the skin and helps eliminate a suntan.
  • Vitamin C present in cucumbers will help keep the skin well moisturized.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh cucumber juice with 1 tablespoon of lime juice.
  • Add one tablespoon turmeric to the paste.
  • Mix it well and apply it on the affected skin.
  • Leave the paste for 30 minutes.
  • Wash your face with warm water.


  • Mix the Sandalwood powder and pure turmeric powder in equal quantity.
  • Add some rose water to make a thick paste and see no granules left in it.
  • Now apply the paste on the affected areas evenly to make a mask.
  • Leave the paste on for 30 mins or till it  dries.
  • Wash it off with the cold water.
  • Try doing it for 2 days in a week.

Body tanning


  • Take a cup of plain yogurt and add the juice of 1 cucumber and 1 tomato.
  • Add half cup of Besan (Gram flour) in it.
  • Apply the paste on part affected.
  • Leave it on for 30 mins till it dries up.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Multani Mitti (fuller's earth)

  • Mix 2 tablespoon of multani mitti with 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and rosewater.
  • Mix the mixture to make a paste.
  • Apply the mixture on the affected part of the body.
  • Wait for minimum 30 mins till it dries up.
  • Wash the face with cold water.

Sugar and Olive oil

  • Make a paste of 2 spoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of sugar.
  • Mix it well and apply it over the particular area of your skin that has become discolored because of tanning or normal darkness.
  • Exfoliation from sugar will help in removing dead skin from your body and  tan mark with dead skin will also be removed.
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