In India, no matter which climate it is, the chances of getting tanned are always high. This is possibly the only bane that I consider living in India. Sunscreens are a staple product for every girl here! However all this does not stop us from venturing out in the sun and enjoying the life as it is, like a fairy tale, right girls? But yes, not everything is rosy as in the fairy tales, atleast the tanning part is not a rosy deal for us. So today I have a sure shot home remedy for tanning. This one is a personally tried and tested home remedy and I swear by it.
The ingredients are simple and it is super easy to make too. The only point to be noted is that to try not to venture out in the sun after using this face pack. So use this face pack after you are back from your work or before going to sleep.
If you are planning to take bath after applying this face pack, do not use soap on the concerned area. You can replace the soap with green gram flour instead. This will do the job of the soap quite well too.
- ½ slice of tomato
- ½ slice of lime
- ½ teaspoon of honey
Preparation and Usage :
Cut the tomato into half. Grate the pulp of tomato into a bowl. Cut the lime into half and squeeze the half slice lime into the same bowl. Now add honey and mix it all well.
You guys, I am sure know the drill now. Well, yes apply this on the face, neck and other tanned area. Leave it on for half an hour. Let the magic work on your skin well. Wash it off, half an later. Apply this face pack every single day for a week and your tan will vanish.
A word about the ingredients:
Tomato contains lycopene, which is a pigment present in the skin. This is responsible for the skin color. Tomato is an excellent toner and helps to shrink pores. It helps lighten the spots and scars as well. Tomato slice can be rubbed on the skin daily to tone the skin too. It lightens the skin to a great extent.
Lime is well known for its bleaching property. It contains Vitamin C. It is a main ingredient in many skincare products for the same reason. Just like tomato, lime juice is an excellent toner too. Other than that, it contains citric acid , which helps in eliminating dead skin.
Honey has moisturizing properties and does wonders to the skin on its own. Honey can be applied on the skin just on its own but when combined with tomato and lime, it turns out to be an ultimate remedy for skin issues.
So as you can see, there are just 3 products in this tan lightening face pack but each one ingredient is great in itself to solve most of the skin issues and most importantly to clear tanning of skin.
I hope you loved reading this post!
Editor’s note : Don’t forget to read Rashmita’s 5 homemade tan removal recipes that worked for her!