6 Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Sun Tan

Sweta Mookerjee

Updated At  09 Dec 22

Spending time in the sun mean sun burns and tans, and sometime you just cant help it. But it sucks to be stuck at home because of a bad tan or burn.



There are a number of products available in the market to help you remove your time but they might contain chemicals that may make things worse. So instead we have some great natural remedies for you to help you remove your tan and nourish your skin. Know the 6 natural remedies to get rid of sun tan.


Top 6 DIY Home Remedies For Sun Tan Removal


milk and honey


1. Milk And Honey

Honey is a very good anti tanning agent and the lactic acid in milk helps remove sun tan. Milk also helps evening out skin tone and nourishing the skin.

How to use this:

Make a mixture of equal quantities of lemon, honey and almond oil. Add some milk or milk powder to this mixture. Apply this mix to the affected areas and leave it on for about 25 minutes.

Before washing it off, massage it for 2-3 minutes gently. Do this for a few days till your tan wears off.




2. Bengal Gram Flour And Turmeric Pack

Bengal gram flour or besan is a great natural exfoliator that helps remove dead skin and promotes growth of new skin cells. Turmeric on the other hand brings a natural glow to the face while reducing any tan and pigmentation.

How to use this:

Mix some besan and milk in the ratio 2:1. Add a pinch of turmeric, some orange rind and rose water. Make sure you cleanse your face before you apply this pack. Leave it on for 20 minutes, once it’s dry dampen your skin with some water.

Start rubbing the pack in a clockwise direction followed by an anticlockwise rub and wash it off. You can use this pack on alternate days to see results.


aloe vera


3. Aloe Vera, Red Lentil And Tomato Pack

Red Lentil or Masoor Dal is known for its detanning properties, it also helps achieve clear skin.

Aloe Vera is a great natural ingredient that helps soothe burning and inflammation, and tomatoes help renew the skin from deep within.

How to use this:

Soak some red lentil in water for 25 minutes and make a paste out of it. Mix this in with with tomato pulp and aloe vera gel. Apply this on the tanned area and keep it on for 20 minutes before you wash it off.

You can start off by doing this every alternate day then move to twice a week.


fullers earth


4. Fuller's Earth And Aloe Vera Gel Pack

Fuller’s Earth or Multani Mitti is a wonder product that every Indian household is aware of. It has cooling properties that help soothe sun burns, skin irritation, rashes, acne and blemishes.

Aloe vera is a natural cleanser that also lightens the skin.

How to use this:

Mix 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth with 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel and make a paste. If it is getting too dry you can add some rose water to get the desired consistency. Apply the pack to the tanned parts and leave it on for 15 minutes.

Once it starts to dry, sprinkle some water it scrub it on and wash it off with water. Do this twice a week to get rid of your tan.




5. Goodness Of Papaya

Papaya is full of natural enzymes that help lightening sun tan, exfoliating and renewing the skin. And honey also helps in de-tanning and makes the skin soft.

How to use this:

Mash half a ripe papaya and add some honey to it. Mix it well and make a thick paste.

Leave this on your skin for about 25-30 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this 2-3 times a week.




6. Sandalwood Powder And Rose Water

Sandalwood or chandan is an anti-inflammatory natural ingredient that acts as an astringent and helps lighten your skin after a tan.

How to use this:

Mix two tablespoons of sandalwood powder with some rose water or coconut water till you get a smooth consistency. Apply this on the areas that have tanned and keep it on till it dries.

Rub your wet fingers on it and rinse it off with water. You can do this everyday until you see the tan wearing off.


Don’t let your tan keep you from going out and having fun. Now that you know the 7 natural remedies to get rid of sun tan, make use of these wholesome packs and give your skin the love it deserves.


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