Tanning makes the skin appear discolored and dark. The skin gets darker and unattractive when it gets exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun that penetrate the lower layers (epidermis) of our skin. The penetration of UVA rays results in production of excess melanin (a pigment responsible for providing color to the skin) and makes the skin appear darker. Our hand generally remains uncovered and gets tanned easily. And tanning on hands really looks bad, especially when we wear sleeveless or short sleeved dresses.
A tanned skin is subject to further damage. Removing unpleasant sun tan seems very difficult. The store-bought cosmetic products and bleaching techniques are often harsh on your skin. But the good news is that right within your kitchen you have ingredients that can help remove unattractive tan from your hands and other parts of the body in a very nourishing and soothing way, without causing any damage to your skin.
Below Are The 11 Effective Ways To Remove Tan From Hands:
1. Honey & Lime Juice
Mix 1 tbsp. honey and juice of half a lemon together. Apply on your hands and other affected part and allow it to work for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Wipe your hands with a soft towel. Regular application of this remedy for a week will help you to get your original color back.
2. Cucumber, Lemon Juice And Rose Water
Grate cucumber to get a spoonful of juice. Add 1 tsp. of lemon juice and 1 tsp. rose water. Combine and apply on the tanned skin with the help of cotton ball. Lemon as usual is a natural bleaching agent and cucumber and rose water will help to soothe the tanned skin with its cooling properties.
3. Baking Soda
Take 1 tbsp. baking soda and make a paste by adding little water. Apply this paste as a scrub. Allow it to dry. Rub gently and wash off with plain water. Try this remedy twice a week to for getting convincing results.
4. Sandalwood Scrub
Add sandalwood powder and a pinch of turmeric powder to make a thick paste in 3 tbsp. milk. Apply on your tanned hands and allow it to dry and wash off with normal cold water. Along with removing tan and brightening the skin, the pack will help to cool your skin and heal sunburn as well.
5. Curd And Lemon Scrub
Take 2 tbsp. curd; add 1tbsp. gram flour and few drop of lime juice. Apply the pack on the tanned skin and wait till it dries. Wash off after scrubbing gently. The lactic acid contained in curd will help to lighten dark pigmentation. Gram flour is also highly beneficial for removing tan due to its scrubbing properties.
6. Vinegar As A Tan Remedy
Vinegar, due to its acidic property, is one the most effective remedies for getting rid of sun tan. Dilute vinegar with same amount of water in bowl and dip your hand in this solution for 10 minutes and then wash off with normal water. Repeat this remedy 2-3 times a week to get desired result.
7. Sugar Scrub
Prepare a scrub by adding 3tbsp sugar, 1 tsp. lemon juice and 2-3 drop of glycerin. Apply the scrub on your tanned hands, massage gently and wash off with cold water. Sugar will work as an excellent scrub, lemon juice with acidic properties will help to lighten the dark pigmentation and glycerin will soften the skin.
8. Papaya Fruit Pack
The enzymes present in papaya have excellent skin lightening properties and are also great for restoring renewal of the skin. Apply papaya pulp all over the tanned area. This pack will lighten the dark skin and also make your hands soft.
9. Potato And Lemon Juice
Potatoes are great for removing sun tanning. Potatoes and lemon both are loaded with vitamin C that improves skin texture but also acts as natural bleach to lighten the skin, reduces pigmentation and freckles and skin aging. Peel and grate a potato to extract juice. Mix 1tsp. lemon juice with potato juice and apply on your hands to remove tan. Leave for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water.
10. Saffron And Fresh Cream
Saffron has natural skin brightening properties. It can successfully remove tan. In 2 tbsp. milk cream add few strands of saffron. Blend well and apply on your hands. The pack will not just remove tan from your hands but will deeply moisturize your skin.
11. Yogurt And Orange Juice
Make a pack by combining 1tbsp. of orange juice and 1tbsp. of yogurt. Apply on the tanned area and leave it on your skin for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with cold water. Use 2-3 times a week to get convincing result.
Skin tanning takes time to heal. So, incorporate this pack in your regular skin care routine.