How To Say Goodbye To Tan This Summer Season?

Stay protected from summer tan

Skin becomes a matter of concern during summers, especially for us women. The heavy sunlight often affects our complexion and the resulting tanned look makes us fret! The skin becomes rough and thus we frantically start looking for some effective remedies to recover our youthful, glowing derma. But we often forget that prevention is better than cure. Why not start preventing your skin from becoming tanned before things go out of hands? There are certain specific therapies and remedies for preventing skin tan that you should know and start using right away! Here I spill the beans.

Home remedies

Our granny wasn’t wrong when she said that kitchen is the only place you can get the best skin therapy! There are certain home remedies that if used regularly can help you regain fairer and glowing skin during summers.

Honey and lemon juice pack:

Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with a few drops of lemon and apply it on your skin’s affected areas. Massage in circular motion, keep it for few minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.

Turmeric pack:

Prepare a paste using few pinches of turmeric powder, lemon juice and milk. Keep rubbing it in circular motion on your face for few minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. You’ll be left with a visibly fairer skin.

Curd and lemon mixture:

Applying a mixture of gram flour, lime juice and curd regularly can help keep tan away.

Milk powder and honey mixture:

Prepare a paste with honey, milk powder, lemon juice and almond oil. Apply it to your face and keep it on for 20 minutes. This reduces tan.

Banana Honey Face Mask:

The banana yoghurt face mask mixture also works as a good skin moisturizer. The mixture contains half ripe banana, half cup plain yoghurt and a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mask for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Bananas work as an amazing ingredient for glowing skin.

Use sunscreen lotions


Sunscreen lotion with high SPF is an easy to use and daily therapy to keep away tan. VLCC Extreme Sun Protection Cream with SPF 60 is especially designed for every skin type to keep tan away. This is an extreme sun protection cream that keeps your skin glowing, healthy and radiant. The lotion is formulated with mango seed oils that hydrates the skin and protects from the harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Use fairness lotions


Skin fairness lotions like the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion SPF 30 PA++ is made with Healthy White Complex and light-diffusing minerals that enhance the skin whitening process and reduce uneven pigmentation. It protects against the appearance of melanin on inside and moisturizes and protects your skin from outside. The SPF 30 sunscreen helps prevent the premature signs of ageing caused by the harmful UVA and UVB radiations.

Use Himalaya lotions


The Himalaya Herbal Protective Lotion SPF 15 is also a double action formula to protect your skin from the harmful sun rays. The SPF 15 protects your skin from sun damage, premature ageing and tanning. The lotion is formulated with Spiked Ginger Lily, Aloe Vera, Greater Galangal and Crab Apple, which are meant for a healthier and glowing skin. Himalaya Herbal Protective Lotion SPF 15 can be applied to all skin types.

Take a Cue from the Celebrities

Bollywood celebrities are very concerned about their skin, and so they use certain techniques to keep their skin glowing and tan free. These include cleansing, toning and moisturizing and using less make-up. Make-up products contain certain harmful chemicals that can affect your skin and can even cause allergic reactions on some skin types. You can apply the basics like moisturizers, neutral foundation and lip balm. Other tips to take from Bollywood celebs include:

  • Take up cleansing sessions and spa treatments once or twice a month
  • Drink a lot of water and avoid junk foods. Prefer eating vegetarian food over non-veg
  • Take dry fruits, curd, fruits and green tea in the morning
  • Cleanse your face every night before going to bed. Aloe Vera is a great cleansing agent
  • Practice Yoga. It calms your senses and helps fight skin ageing

If you religiously follow a skin care regime (cleansing, toning, moisturizing), eat healthy and exercise, you can steer clear from tan this summer.

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