Traveling, holiday, roaming around flea markets, walking through the road side streets; all these are great fun to do. And fun comes along with sun tan, dust, skin darkening, skin dulling and tanning too.
Now, I don’t need to say how does this effect skin. The most usual appearance of the skin while being tanned is skin gets darkened and looks more brown than usual. Time will definitely heal the dark skin. But it is our responsibility to do our share of helping to heal and sooth the skin.
The common solution to lighten the skin color (due to sun burn or sun tan) is bleaching. I do not prefer using those products available in the beauty store that promises to lighten the skin. In turn it would definitely cause the skin to weep more. I have 2 very efficient bleaching face packs I always rely upon.
1. Tomato, Lemon & Butter Milk Tan Removal Face Pack
Take 2 spoon of tomato juice, half spoon of lemon juice and another 2 spoon of buttermilk. Mix them well and apply on skin. This mixture is very watery as there is nothing included to make it like a paste. Since it is then, the face pack dries pretty soon. Leave for about half and hour before shower.
All the ingredients are sour and are slightly acidic in nature. This will form a very good bleaching agent to reduce the dark pigmentation on the skin.
2. Milk Cream and Turmeric Face Pack to Remove Tan
Butter milk seems to be one of the wonder products available easily for us. I use it every now and then in my routine. This second recipe involves using of turmeric powder. It is another skin lightening agent that is very helpful. Since turmeric might cause a little warmth to the already damaged skin, I prefer adding some soothing agent. That is why milk cream is added too.
Mix the three well and apply finely on the skin. This bleaching pack is not very thin though because of the milk cream. And I do not get the feel of the pack getting dried too. So, leave it till you feel you had enough of it on you skin and then rinse off.
Scrubbing the tanned skin is equally important. But the lightest form of scrub has to be used since the skin is already in trouble. If scrubbed heavily, skin might feel as though it is ripped apart from your body.
Tomato Seed Facial Scrub – DIY
So, when the bleaching pack made from tomato is used, you get a scrub free with it. J. Keep aside the tomato seeds you get when you cut the tomato. Before shower, use these tomato seeds for scrubbing the skin. This will help in peeling the burnt skin slowly and rejuvenating.
Suji/Semolina as Soft Facial Scrub – DIY
Suji seems rough in its natural form. When used wet, it becomes a soft tiny ball. Thus, it forms a naturally soft scrubber for the skin. You don’t have to pour water into the suji bowl. Just wet your hands and take a spoon of suji in your wet hands; they automatically stick and loose their harshness. Rub it across the skin and rinse well.