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Unlock Radiant Skin: 15 Proven Home Remedies for Effective Tan Removal



There is no escape when it comes to protecting the skin from the sun's rays. Whatever the season, sun rays penetrate through our skin whenever it comes in contact with sunlight. Be it the scorching heat of the summers or the warmth during the winters, exposure to sun rays is inevitable and causes our skin to tan. One way to prevent sun rays from peeping through the skin is to apply a generous amount of sunscreen cream every time you step out. This might help to block the UV rays and act as a shield between the sun and the skin.

But all skin types don't fall under the umbrella of sunscreen's charm as they need more subtle, gentle solutions to prevent skin from tanning. That's when the kitchen ingredients come to the rescue as they are filled with anti-tanning properties and fasten the tan removal process without being harmful to the skin. This blog will help you unveil the magic of homemade tan removal remedies.


  • 1. Aloe Vera 

  • Aloe Vera is a pulpy plant with spiky leaves. It is one of the most promising skincare ingredients and is also known as a beauty elixir. For tan removal, simply scoop out the pulp and store it in an airtight container. You can add any essential oil to make the pulp last longer. Refrigerate and apply on your face overnight. Regular use will help to de-tan the face and give a natural glow.

  • 2. Tomato Juice 

  • Tomatoes are packed with antioxidants and act as a natural sunscreen. It is among the favourite kitchen ingredients to use in skincare and is proven to remove tan. Cut a tomato slice and apply over the effective area. Wait for some time and let the magic fruit do wonders for your skin.

  • 3. Lemon and Honey

  • Lemon and honey are among the finest ingredients for relieving sunburns, reducing pigmentation and treating sun tan. Mix lemon juice and honey and give it a good mix. Apply over the face and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wash it off using water and apply a moisturiser. 

  • 4. Milk and Rice Flour 

  • Rice is among the star ingredients of Korean skincare. A combination of rice flour and milk is beneficial to remove sun tan. Mix equal portions of rice flour and milk and apply over the face. Wash using water and apply a moisturiser. Regular use of this pack will lighten skin and aid in tan removal.

  • 5. Gram Flour, Turmeric and Curd 

  • The three kings of homemade face packs, gram flour, turmeric and curd make the best sun tan removal. Mix a spoonful of curd and gram flour with a pinch of turmeric to make a thick paste. Apply and let it dry. Wash it off and unveil a soft, warm glow. The three ingredients are proven to exfoliate skin and reduce tan whilst giving a soft glow to skin. You can also use spf 30 sunscreen which are organic and natural for using on the face. 



  • 1. Coconut oil and sugar 

  • A great exfoliator to remove dead skin and moisturise dehydrated skin, coconut oil and sugar is a skin scrub which has proven benefits to remove sun tan and unveil radiant, glowing skin. It helps to keep hands hydrated and de-tans them with regular application.

  • 2. Potato  

  • Potato is enriched with an enzyme called catecholase, promising to lighten skin and remove dead skin cells. To remove sun tan, use a half-sliced potato or a potato peel and rub it on your hands for a few minutes. You will notice that the potato's colour turns grey-black. This way the potato aids removal of any dirt, dust and dead skin to give a light tone.

  • 3. Lemon and Sugar 

  • Just like the combination of coconut oil and sugar, lemon and sugar also contain de-tan properties and help to get rid of sun tan with regular use. An easier way to use these ingredients is by using a half-sliced lemon and putting some sugar on it. Squeeze the lemon on the affected part and rub for a few minutes. Finish with a hand cream. 

  • 4. Apple Cider Vinegar 

  • Dilute a spoonful of ACV with water and dab a cotton in it to apply evenly on the hands. Leave it for a few minutes and wash it off with water. ACV is a great option to remove tan from hands within a few days.

  • 5. Raw Milk  

  • Milk is a wholesome product, not just for our diet but also to aid tan removal, prevent sunburns and reduce dark spots. Simply apply raw milk on your hands and let it dry. Wipe it off using a cloth of rub and see strips of dirt coming out of the skin. 



  • 1. Curd and Honey 

  • A mother’s favourite and ours too, curd and honey are just the right match for all tan-related issues. Mix equal portions and apply the paste all over your feet and legs. Use it thrice a week for best results and see that tan go away as quickly as it came!

  • 2. Almonds and Honey

  • Almonds are a great source of Vitamin E for the skin while honey is a great hydrator. Both gel together to remove tan. Soak some almonds overnight and grind them. Mix a spoonful of honey and apply this magical pack to get tan-free, hydrated feet.

  • 3. Oats and Curd 

  • Oats and milk are no longer just a healthy breakfast! They have officially made it to the skincare regime and are effective in removing dead skin and sun tan. Mix oats and milk and apply the mixture while giving a nice massage. Wash it off using water.

  • 4. Papaya and Honey 

  • The fruit enzymes in papaya and antioxidant-rich honey help to remove tan and brighten and lighten skin. Mix papaya pulp and half a spoon of honey to make a rich paste. Apply, massage and let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash it off with water and finish with a foot cream.

  • 5. Banana and Milk 

  • Mash a banana and mix milk to form a thick paste. Apply on the feet and let it dry. Wash it off and see the magic of milk and antioxidant rich banana to help remove tan and dead skin. Apply thrice a week for best results.


    From coconut oil to curd, the kitchen is the best storehouse for choosing an effective ingredient to remove sun tan. These ingredients are natural and gentle on the skin, making them useful for any skin type. You can also try  sunscreen cream for your face.The natural antioxidant properties of many, aid tan removal and are friendly on the pocket. The soundest part? These remedies remove tan while soothing sunburns. Spot reduction and removal of pigmentation are among other benefits which come along. Try out these home remedies and get tan-free. They are easy, effective and light on the pocket!