Tanning??? of course they look nice, Ummm…I mean the fake tan Matilda, one that we see on fashion tv and ‘what-to -do-with fashion reels’ on Instagram. But when it comes to the real ones they are tough, tiring, resilient & they do not get off your back. They are true stalkers. Listen Matildas, tan or no tan, you are all gorgeous but having a tan-free body does give you a refined, confident, and fresh look. I mean who doesn’t in their right mind does not want to look ‘neat’! but fret not thyself because of evildoers(tan); mentioned below is a list of how to remove tan from hands ORGANICALLY.
Yes, baby girl organically. That’s the most important term to keep in mind, I mean please do not bleach yourself. Oh Jesus no! Just kidding gorgeous. Before we get to that let us understand a bit about TANNING.
- 1 What is tan and what causes tanning?
- 2 Home remedies that help get rid of skin tanning
What is tan and what causes tanning?
Skin tanning refers to the phenomena of the uneven coloring of your skin after being exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. tan works as a layer of protection for your skin from those harmful rays.
UV rays (the sun’s ultraviolet rays) cause tanning of the skin by causing the body to produce melanin. Melanin is a pigment in our skin produced by cells called melanocytes and is what gives our skin its color. UVA causes a tan by oxidizing the melanin. The melanin undergoes a chemical reaction after being exposed to UVA, causing it to become darker.
What are the dangers of tanning?
- Increased wrinkles
- Premature aging
- Increases the risk of skin cancers
- Dark spots on your skin
Home remedies that help get rid of skin tanning
Tomato plays an important role in De-tanning your skin. It has a lot of benefits to offer you like, It is enriched with beneficial antioxidants and vitamin C that accelerates the secretion of collagen in the body. Collagen helps prevent your skin from sunburn, pollution, and smoke. It also contains lycopene, which acts as a natural sunscreen. It fights cellular damage and regenerates new cells.
How to use: take tomato pulp and apply its juice to the affected areas, let it dry for 15 minutes and rinse it with water. Repeat twice a week for better results.
2. Gram Flour
Gram flour is one of the cheapest and easily accessible products you can find to treat your skin concerns. It lightens your skin tone and thereby can also be used to remove tanning not only from the hands but also areas like the neck and arms. It has anti-aging properties and is well known for removing dead cells.
How to use: It is used as a pack. Adding a pinch of turmeric to a gram flour pack can bring ultimate results. Add 3 tablespoons of gram flour, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and lemon juice. Add a pinch of turmeric powder to it. Mix all the ingredients and apply them to the affected areas and let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
Repeat this twice a week for better results.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera as we all know is an all-rounder plant, it is basically a god’s gift. It is a medicinal plant with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients that helps lighten your complexion and protect your skin from damage caused by radiation. It soothes your skin and is effective in treating tan.
How to use: After a hectic day sweetheart, Apply a thick layer of the gel on your skin at night and wash it in the morning. Repeat this daily for rapid results.
4. Lemon Juice
Lemon is great for curing sun tanned skin due to its natural bleaching properties
How to use: You can simply apply some fresh lemon juice on the affected skin area and allow it to dry before washing the area with water. Or add some sugar to lemon juice and apply it on the skin. Sugar is an excellent cleansing agent.
Do this two or three times a week for fast results.
Potato, yes, as delicious it is as beneficial it is.
It is rich in vitamin C and hence works as natural bleach. It also helps soothe sunburn.
How to use: Peel the skin off two to three medium-sized potatoes, cut them into chunks and put them in a blender to make a paste. Apply the paste generously all over the affected skin area.
Let it dry for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
6. Oatmeal Powder
Oatmeal has skin-soothing properties and also works as an excellent exfoliator to clean pores.
How to use: Prepare a mixture of oatmeal powder and buttermilk. Rub it onto the tanned areas. The oats will help exfoliate the skin, and the buttermilk will soothe the skin. It can also be used as a paste with oatmeal powder, ground almonds, ground dried orange peel, and milk. Apply the paste on the affected areas and leave it on for 30 minutes. Then wash it off with cold water.
7. Orange Peel
As we all know this one counts as ‘dadi Ji ka nuskha’ and as effective as your dadi’s love. Yes, dried orange peel is that ‘the thing’ it suppresses melanogenesis and reverses the effects of suntan.
How to use: Mix the dried orange powder with 1 teaspoon of turmeric and honey to make a fine paste. Apply on your hands and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with water.
For visible results try twice a week.
Saffron for some unknown reason reminds me of the song ‘Kashmir ki kali’. For years saffron has been used as a natural ingredient for restoring natural skin radiance. It soothes your skin and restores damaged skin by UV rays.
How to use: Soak the saffron strands in milk for 2 hours. Strain the milk and apply it to the tanned areas. Wash it off with plain water after 10-15 minutes.
For visible results try twice a week.
You might have heard that papaya is beneficial in weight management and pregnancy but it is also used as a reliable exfoliator to remove dead skin cells from your skin.
How to use: mix papaya puree with a teaspoon of lemon juice and apply on the affected area and rinse it with water after 15-20 minutes.
Repeat twice a week.
Cucumber is highly rich in components that are important for great skin and health. It has moisturizing properties but also contains bio-active compounds that restrain tyrosinase activity and reverse the effects of suntan.
How to use: use cucumber pulp and mix it with 1 teaspoon of lemon drops. Apply the mixture to the affected areas and rinse it with water after 10-15 minutes.
Apply every night before sleep followed by the application of a moisturizer.
These were some handy ingredients useful for removing tan from hands found in every household which are highly effective, cheap, easily available and can compete with any expensive cosmetic product in the market on equal terms, and if you ask me they pleasantly surpass them all. Because there is nothing better than what is natural and authentic, just like you Matildas.
Faq of Remove Tan From Hands
How to remove tanning?
scrubbing is an important part when it comes to removing tan as a good scrub can help remove dead cells from the skin. Many home ingredients can also be used as a good organic scrub such as dry orange peel mask, lemon etc
Can Tan be removed?
Yes, tanning is not permanent. sometimes it can be difficult to remove but with the help of several products you can easily reduce tan with each use. many preventive measures should also be taken against the tan.
How to Prevent tan?
Using sunscreen is essential and covering your exposed areas before going out in the sun can prevent cell damage due to harmful rays and can also save you a to of trouble for removing excessive tan.
What is Fake Tan ?
Fake Tan is also known as an artificial suntan. Lotion that contains specific chemicals is supposed to change your skin colour and add an artificial suntan to it.