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How to get rid of suntan with natural remedies

Summers are up and people start complaining about sun tan. All of the UV protectors and sun block give 100% guarantee for no sunburn but most of them are not so effective. Basically, tanning is a natural process to protect skin from ultraviolet rays of the sun. Even it is a big issue for fair complexion because sunburn is more visible. One day without an umbrella and there will be tanning on your body. Unfortunately, it is not easy to get rid of suntan and get your normal skin back. You have to keep lots of patience.

Actually, you don’t need to spend a buck of money on expensive cosmetic products for tan removal. There are several home remedies made up of natural products for tan removal. The best part about these natural remedies is they don’t cause side effects or allergy.

Let us look for some effective natural remedies to get rid of sun tan:

Mixture of gram flour, turmeric powder and curd

In India, it is a well-known remedy for tan removal. You can apply it on your face, neck, arms and other sun exposed body parts regularly. This home made remedies is really very effective for sunburn. You just need to take a spoon of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric powder and a spoon of curd in a mixing bowl. Make a paste and apply it on sun exposed area. Let it dry and wash with tap water. You will see instant changes in your complexion. Obviously, nothing can remove complete sun burn, but changes will be recordable.

Mixture of wheat flour, grated cucumber, curd and almond powder

Here is another Indian remedy to get rid of sun tan. You have to take two tablespoons of wheat flour, one tablespoon of finely grated cucumber, two tablespoons of curd and half spoon of almond powder. Mix them in a small bowl and make a paste. You can also add two pinches of turmeric powder in the mixture. Apply this mixture on your tanned body parts and let it dry. Now, wash with normal water.


Fresh coconut water

You can apply fresh coconut water daily to your tanned area with cotton swab. Leave it for half an hour and let it dry, then wash with tap water. In some days, your skin tone will come to natural complexion.

Milk and turmeric

Add a pinch of turmeric powder in a spoon of milk. Apply this mixture on your face and other tanned body parts. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and let it dry. This pack will give you relief from suntan naturally. Both ingredients in this pack are known for treating sun tan.

Fuller earth and tomato juice

Fuller earth is popularly known as multani mitti. It is really effective for treating sun tan. Mix fuller earth with tomato juice and make a paste. Apply this anti suntan pack on your face and other affected areas. You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder and lemon juice in fuller earth to make a face pack. Both of these face packs are wonder anti-suntan for oily skin.


Sandalwood pack

Mix a spoon of sandalwood powder with almond oil and coconut oil. Apply this mask on your face for half an hour, then wash with cold water. It will also give a cooling effect to your skin.


Aloe vera gel

Aloe Vera gel keeps your skin hydrated and help in soothing it. You can apply it regularly on your skin for treating sun tan. Mix a few mashed Aloe Vera leaves with lemon juice and apply on your tanned skin. It also helps in nourishing and cleaning your skin.

Mashed Papaya

Papaya is really good for your facial skin. You can apply mashed papaya regularly on your face. It will also give a glow to your skin and remove all tan.

Potato and lemon juice

A mask of mashed potato and lemon juice is really effective to get rid of sun tan this summer. You have to apply this paste for 30 minutes, then wash with cold water. Both, potato and lemon juice has anti-tanning properties.


Buttermilk is a wonderful natural remedy for tan removal. You can easily make it at home. Take a cup of curd and blend it in two glasses of water. Apply it on your tanned body whenever you go for a bath. It will show excellent results and your skin will come back to its normal complexion.

Protective Measures:

Apart from these natural remedies, you should also take some protective measures:

  • Always use a UV protector or sunblock with SPF15 or more.
  • Avoid going out or limit your time in scorching summer.
  • Wear a hat or scarf, sunglasses whenever you go out in the summers.
  • Also, prefer wearing body covering clothes.

You can follow any of these tan removal natural methods. All of these methods have shown proven results and known as top 10 methods of homemade tan removal.

Please share if you know some exceptional tan removal methods.


Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on January 15, 2016:

Thanks Rajan Jolly

Well said.. Sunblock is really helpful

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 15, 2016:

Very useful natural remedies to remove suntan. It has to be understood that sunblock has to be applied after every few hours if you are out all day in the sun because perspiration causes it to wear away.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on July 03, 2015:

clever way to cut down cost on cosmetic for suntan

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on May 22, 2015:

water is not a substitute for curd. Anyhow, you can use water to make a thin paste.

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on May 22, 2015:

it will take time. Use it regularly and you will see result soon.

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on May 22, 2015:

chlorine water surely darkens yours skin.

shanaya on May 19, 2015:

Can i use besan n water to remove tan from arms,face,neck etc

harshi on May 11, 2015:

How much time did besan n curd take to remove tan ?? Plzx tell me yrr??

harshi on May 06, 2015:

Hi i am harshi i m 13 yrs old i am joining swimming but i am worried about my skin that due to chlorine water my skin become dark so plzz help me ?? What should i do ??

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on May 04, 2015:

For sure... go ahead!!

jazz on April 29, 2015:

I am jazz 13 yrs old my neck and face is tan can i use besan and curd it remove tan from my body or not ???

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on April 21, 2015:

It will take time to remove sun tan. 1 week is not enough for it. use them regularly and you will see the difference day by day.

amaya on April 13, 2015:

Hi i am amaya n i am 13 yrs old my neck is dark due to sun tan can i use coconut oil to remove tanning in a week ?? Plz tell me its urgent ??

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on March 20, 2015:

Sarvjeet singh... try any of above techniques. They will work for you...:)

Sarvjeet Singh on March 17, 2015:

I'm 19 years old and I got my skin tanned from the age of 13-14 regularly due to sun exposure.Can I get my normal skin back?

If yes then which of your technique I should use?

harshi on March 16, 2015:

Thankk you …:)

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on March 15, 2015:

You can apply this paste 2 times a week, not more than this. It will take 15-20 minutes to dry. You can apply moisturizer if your skin feels dry after washing it.

harshi on March 14, 2015:

I have 1 more question that how much time did this paste take to see the results

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on March 14, 2015:

you can use this home remedy. you don't need to wet your face before applying this paste. Once dry, wet your face and neck and remove it while doing little scrub in circular motion.

harshi on March 14, 2015:

I m harshi teen girl 13 yrs old i am fair but due to sun tan my face,neck and body become dark so if i use besan ,curd and haldi it remove sun tan or not ? 1 more question i have to wet my face,neck and body before applying the paste and how much time it take to get back my original natural colour plzz reply me its urgent and important

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on January 31, 2015:

Yeah... it will surely work..

harshi on January 26, 2015:

If i use gramflour , milk , and turmeric it remove sun tan from face, neck and body ???? It is useful or not ??

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on October 28, 2014:

Thats really nice to hear!! #Jumana Wafira

jumana wafira on October 25, 2014:

Wonderful.... fullers earth is very useful to me....... i became star of my school byusing this


Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on May 11, 2014:

@Sandhya Gram floor and turmeric powder can be used for your daughter skin. Mix 2-3 spoon of gram floor, 2 pinch of turmeric powder and milk (or curd) to make a paste. Use this paste once a week to rub on your daughter body while bath. It will be very effective!!

sandhya on May 09, 2014:

I stay in Canada, and my 2 year old daughter tan easily when plays in sun. Can you suggest some home remedies for her age which really work.

And also how can I keep her skin naturally beautiful.

Jasmeet Kaur (author) from India on April 19, 2014:

@priya... olive oil is for sure very helpful. You can use it fuller eyebrow growth and longer eyelash!!

priya on April 19, 2014:

really very use full tips, I want to know does olive oil can be used for eyebrows and eyelash does it makes fuller eyebrow and longer eyelash. Pls do suggest me

Shadaan Alam from India on June 17, 2013:

@Jasmeetk: oh thank you so much,it is so good to know that my hubs have been of help to you, have a nice day

vibesites from United States on June 11, 2013:

I have tan lines on my upper arms for two months since I've had my last swim with my clothes on. Still they seem obvious to me. I will try your remedies, I may try slathering myself with mashed papaya. I think it will do better than soaps that reportedly have papaya extracts (but it's a marketing gimmick I think). Thanks for posting. Up and useful. :)

Shadaan Alam from India on June 09, 2013:

Voted up your article, i knew a few of the measures you have suggested but aloe vera and buttermilk are new to me.

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