Friday, May 30, 2014

How to remove tan at home / Detan at home

A lot of you have been asking me how to remove tan at home, so I thought to list a few home made natural packs. These packs can be used on any part of your body to remove the tan. I recommend you guys to apply these packs two times a week for effective results.

I - Besan n Yogurt Pack

Mix 2tbsp of besan along with 1/8 tsp of turmeric and add 1 to 2tbsp of home made yogurt. Apply this pack over the face and neck. Let it sit there for 20 to 25 minutes. Later rinse with cold water. Pat dry and don't forget to moisturize!!!

Increase the quantity depending on the area of application. This pack is used by most Indians from ancient times.

II - Rice Flour Pack

Combine a tablespoon of rice flour, which is readily available in the stores with water. End up with a thick paste. Apply this paste all over the affected, tanned area. Rinse after 20 minutes with cold water and moisturize! Best for all skin types.

III - Honey Mask

Mix honey with equal quantity of lemon juice and apply to the affected areas. Leave the pack for 30 to 45 minutes. You can also use plastic wrap and cover the pack for a while.

IV - Milk Mask

Milk is rich in lactose and this helps to remove tan easily. I prefer this milk mask for those who have dry and normal skin.

Take 2tbsp of raw milk to this add a couple drops of lemon juice. Apply this mixture with the help of a cotton ball all over the affected area, leave it for one hour. Reapply the mixture as needed if the skin drys out. Rinse with cold water.

V- Besan n Tomato Pack

Puree a small tomato in a mixie, separate the pulp and save the juice. To 2tbsp of besan add this tomato juice and 1/8tsp of turmeric powder. Apply a thick layer to the tanned area and rinse after 30 minutes. Moisturize later.

Since tomatoes doesn't suit all skin types, I recommend you guys to do a patch test before you use this mask. Suits mostly for oily skin.

VI - Almond Face Pack 

Soak 3 to 4 almonds for half hour in raw milk. Make a paste of the soaked almonds with little milk, add a tbsp of rice flour / besan and a pinch of turmeric powder.
Apply thick layer on the face / tanned area. Rinse after 20 to 30 minutes with cold water.

VII - Banana Mask

Mash a fully ripe banana, add a tsp of homemade yogurt and apply this mask on the affected area. Banana not only reduces the tan but also helps to have a healthy skin.