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Remedies for Fair Skin Killer - Top 10 Easy Homemade Ways to Remove Tan Easily

Last Updated - Fri, Jun 08 2018

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I am having fair complex, but on exposure to little sunlight makes skin tan on face and hand. Please suggest some home remedies for removing tan from face and neck. So that I can have a fair complexion face.

Category: Dermatology

Dr. Gaurang Gupta


Hi, Thanks for asking the question in JustDoc. Its impossible to get rid of tan in a summer season. Most people cover their face and hand to get ride of sunlight. And other people intentionally spend the time on sunlight or beech, to be darker. 
Skin color get darker when exposed to pollution or dirt and also when you are skin is subjected to sunlight, it will get tan.
Normally a little bit of exposure of sunlight is good for the skin because it helps in the production of Vitamin D and melanin produced by skin absorbs harmful Ultra Violet rays from the sun to protect your skin, and sufficient amount of melanin makes your skin a healthy glow. But overexposure to the sun can cause tan and more serious cases like skin burn and even it may cause melanoma which is a type of skin cancer when production of melanin is not sufficient.
Darkening of skin due to the formation of melanin is known as suntan and within a few days, darkening will wear off. You can also use tan removal cream or scrub to remove dead skin cell and cocoa butter lotion to moisturize it to help grow new skin.
How to Remove Tan from Hands and Legs
1.Potato juice :
  • Peel of potato and make a paste combining with honey or lemon juice.
  • Apply on face and wash it off after 15 min.
2.Oatmeal and Buttermilk :
Oatmeal having exfoliating properties which help in skin polishing when combined with buttermilk, which is a lactic acid which helps in improve skin color and also soften your skin.
  • Soak oats with water for few minutes and mix it with buttermilk to make a thick paste.
  • Apple this on tanned skin and massage tanned area like you scrub.
  • Wash it off with warm water after 15 minutes.
3.Pineapple and Honey :
Honey is a good hydration agent that gives a natural glow to the skin. And pineapple is rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C and other antioxidants which improve skin color.
  • Combine few fresh pieces of pineapple and a spoon of honey, making it a paste.
  • Apply on skin and wash it off after 20 minutes.
4.Lemon Juice and Honey :
Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and acidic.
  • Rub your skin with a slice of lemon.
  • Wash off after sometimes.
5.Gram flour and Turmeric :
  • Mix a small amount of turmeric with gram flour and rose water. You can use milk also.
  • Apply to skin and wash it off after 15-20 min.
6.Tomato and Curd :
This is a most common and effective home remedy which helps to get rid of tan easily. It helps to remove tan from hands and face. You just need tomato extract and a cup of curd.
  • Remove the skin of the tomato and mix it with curd and gradually apply this paste on the tanned skin.
  • Leave the paste there on your skin and wash off after 30 minutes.
7.Cucumber :
Cucumber used because of its cooling properties and which helps in removing tan.
  • Squeeze juice from cucumber and using a cotton or cloth apply it on the face or over the skin.
  • Wash it off after some time.
8.Drink plenty of water :
Drinking water helps you with fair complexion and soft skin.
9.Papaya :
Most tan removal cream and soap contain papain enzyme which help skin looks brighter and younger
  • Peel of papaya (green or orange ) and use directly on your face and hands to remove tan.
10. Wash face daily with clean water

Click here to read about other home remedies to remove tan permanently.

If you find your skin darker like burnt skin or with any other symptoms like itching, please consult with a dermatologist immediately.

Thank you

Dr. Gaurang Gupta


Dr. Gaurang Gupta has 5 years of experience in dermatology, cosmetology, hair transplant and lasers.

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