“Good times and tan lines, really?”
Its Monday morning and I’m as lazy as ever to kick start my week… Anyway I hope you folks had a great weekend. Well, I spend my weekend at home and dinned out with my timeworn friends after a pretty long time. If you are in India, this is the high time, I must say, the sun is blazing and I’m already sporting an awful tan 😦 . Even after smothering myself with sunscreen from top to toe, I just can’t help. The sun wins the game every single time. The re-application is not always doable since I’m running errands and I admit, I overlook this often and end up with a tan.
Whether you are in the air conditioned office or you are traveling or even when you are relaxing at home you eventually have a lot of sun rays seeping in your skin that you really don’t want. Of course there are a lot of products available in the market that claim to remove tan in the most natural ways. But the truth is, even the most natural products are chemical-laden which further dries out the skin and destroys the skin elasticity. So in this post, I planned to bring out five wonderful homemade remedies to get that tan off your skin.
Saffron + Milk
Heat up the milk till lukewarm and add a few saffron strands to it. Mix the mixture with your fingertips and apply it on your face and hands. Rinse it off after 20 minutes. Saffron brings the natural glow back while the bacteria in milk will fight with the tan. 😉
Turmeric + Yogurt
Take plain yogurt in a bowl and add a pinch of turmeric to it. Remember turmeric has a very intense color so a little bit goes a long way. Mix them well and you can apply it on face, neck, hands and even on entire body before bath.
Tomato + Turmeric
Cut the tomato in two slice and sprinkle a little amount of turmeric over it. Scrub your face, neck and hand with the slice and wash if off after 15-20 minutes. No big deal, right? 😉
Oatmeal + Rose water
Oatmeal acts as a gentle scrub. Take a little amount of oatmeal and pour in rose water. Mix it well to form a paste. Smear it generously on your face and it’ll dry out in 10 minutes. Wash off with cold or regular water while scrubbing the flour off in circular motion. Pat dry and viola, your skin is rejuvenated!
Honey + Milk
Honey contains a high amount of antioxidant and you can just never go wrong with honey. Take 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 tablespoon of milk. Mix the fusion and apply it on your face, neck and hands. Clean it up after 20 minutes and you’ll have your supple skin back!
These things are readily available in the kitchen and all of the above hacks are tried and tested. I’ve my hands on this turmeric and yogurt hack since past two weeks and it is working amazingly wonderful on my skin! Like, if you have been following me on Instagram (rawandtoasted) then you could see that I’ve already ditched any foundation/BB/CC creams on my face. It is just the sunscreen and this magical de-tan remedies at night before I hit the hay.