Quick Ways to De-tan Skin from Sun Burn

Worried about the tanning or the darkness of the skin caused by exposure to the sun on the beach? Or that extra time you stood under sun has taken toll on your skin color? Whatever the reason may be, but i guess nobody likes that red and dark colored skin. It is the most common skin problem every guy and girl gets when goes out in sun.

Scientists have proven that continuous exposure to sun for more than 2 minutes can result in tanning. Do you know tanning is nothing but the result of the self defence mechanism of our skin from the UV rays of the sun?  UV rays as you must be knowing can cause serious problems like skin cancer, similarly it is even harmful for internal organs also. Thus, to stop them entering the body, our skin produces a pigment called melanin. On exposure to the sun, the skin automatically sends this pigment to the surface to help fight off the damage. The greater the sun exposure, the darker the melanin turns. This is because the sunlight breaks down the melanin which oxidises the melanin and as a result, the skin starts turning dark. The amount and degree of darkness of melanin present in one’s body is determined by one’s genes. For example, people who are genetically fair, will have lesser and lighter melanin than darker people.


best methods for detanning
best methods for detanning

You may easily find a number of de-tanning creams, facewash, scrubbers in the market, but is it really worth it, if you could easily de-tan your skin at home, without applying those harmful chemicals on your face or skin. Natural ways are anyhow better than artificial ways because you know natural products don’t have any side effects, while those artificial products may work out for one thing but they will surely have a side effect on other hand, moreover, artificial products are available at home and are kind of free while these artificial products; we all know how we pay for them.

So, if you quickly want to de-tan those burns, so just follow these easiest homemade tricks and flaunt again in style:

  1. Potatoes:

Potato juice is an effective and a fast home remedy for de-tanning. Potatoes have natural bleaching properties. They help to reduce tan and other dark marks and patches on the skin. Whether rubbed against skin by slicing, or applied to skin in any form either meshed or in the form of juice, potato will make sure you get that same natural skin color. Wash your face after 15 minutes of application of potato (in any of the form) with cold water.


  1. Honey:

Honey may seem sticky to you, but the power of honey in de-tanning is commendable. You can remove sun tan by applying dark honey over exposed skin areas like the face, hands and legs. It has the ability to cleanse and remove traces of tan from your skin. As you apply honey over your skin, let it be untouched for 30 to 40 minutes. Then, wash off using warm water and let your skin dry. It won’t only help de-tan, but the antioxidants in honey will protect your skin from free radicals, stress and pollution too.


  1. Lemon:

This is one of the easiest ways you can fight tanning. Vitamin C present in lemon not only helps to lighten a tan but also the toughest dark spots on the face. Lemon is a good anti-blemish and de-tanning agent; when mixed with sugar; the known exfoliating agent both makes a super mixture, which ensures a quick recovery of skin from tan and will also improve the skin complexion and texture further. Either apply it or massage your skin with it for 15-20 minutes, then wash-off the applied area with cold water and experience a fair skin immediately.


  1. Almonds:

Almonds aren’t just for a good memory but can be used to rid you of a tan as well. They also help in nourishing, detoxifying and lightening skin tone. All you need to do is, just soak a few almonds in milk overnight and the next morning, grind them till you get a fine paste. Apply this mixture to your affected area  for 20 minutes and then wash with the cold water. This will give you a healthier, better moisturised and smoother skin without the tan.


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home remedies for detan
best remedies for detan

    5.  Aloe Vera:

If we are talking about skin then Aloe Vera should be nearby. Then how can we forget this magical natural gift that act as a both protector medicine for any skin disease. Aloe vera gel(extract) is enriched with vitamin A and E which helps heal your skin. It is an excellent remedy for taking care of dark tans. It lightens the skin quickly.


    6.  Tomato:

Tomatoes are not just meant for kitchen, its magical properties make it worthwhile.  Tomatoes contain lycopene, which works as a natural sunscreen for your skin. The antioxidant in the tomato fights cellular damage and reddening of skin. What you can do is, just mesh a few fresh tomatoes, apply the prepared paste on skin, let it pat for 15 minutes, wash away with cold water and see the magic yourself.


     7.  Mint:

Fresh leaves of mint are excellent for soothing and calming your skin after a sunny day out. Grind some fresh leaves with little water and directly apply on tanned and itchy parts of the body which were exposed to sun for long hours. This mixture of water and mint leaves instantly provides cooling effect to the skin and leaves it fresh and supple.


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     8.  Papaya:

You might be feeling refresh just by the name – papaya. It not only refreshes body, but also the skin. Papaya is a rich source of carotene and vitamin C. Mashed papaya helps de-tan your skin. Pulp a chunk of papaya and apply it on your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes. This is one of the easiest de-tan packs. If you have dry skin, add a bit of honey.


     9.  Cucumber:

No, not just for dark circle lightening, the color changing property of cucumber makes it a must for de-tan. You have severely tanned skin, apply grated cucumber or a blend of cucumber juice and curd for a cooling de-tan. Wash it off within 20 minutes.


     10.  Yoghurt:

Yoghurt is not just an ideal food for weight-loss but is also very effective for de-tanning skin after a long day out in the sun. It helps clear dead cells, and keep skin pores healthy and clean. A mixture of yoghurt and turmeric is the most common household trick to get rid of tan and get a glowing skin. Apply directly on the target areas and wash with cool water after it dries.


These ten are the fastest and most effective tips to cure tanning at home. Apart from these, you may also find orange peels quite effective in the sense, then is the mixture of milk with turmeric or saffron, mixture of curd and chickpea flour… and many more in the queue are there. But i’ll recommend you with these ten because all of them are super effective and really simple to work out with. And above all, try to avoid sun exposure during peak hours (10 am – 4pm) any further until you have de-tanned.


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Try these tips and tricks and tell me if you find any difficulty or you have any queries or suggestions.

Go Natural…!! Go Healthy…!!





Ankit Jain

Ankit Jain

Ankit is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind MedicTips. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for MedicTips. Ankit has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health. Currently Working in MNC, with the prior goal to promote healthy living, Ankit is giving his best to help society stay healthy and fit.
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1 Comment on Quick Ways to De-tan Skin from Sun Burn

Kajal Roy said :Guest Mar 19, 2016 at 8:34 AM

I use honey and paste of tomato's for skin. It is pure herbal ingredient protect from burn skin. Article is so valuable , thanks Ankit Jain