Tips on Tan Prevention
Always wear a sunscreen lotion before you get out of the house. The SPF should be over 30 and if you know that you are going to be under sun for a long period of time then carry the lotion with you and apply it at fixed intervals. One thing you must keep in mind that the sunscreen must suit your skin type.
Keep your face and head covered as much as possible.
Cover the eyes and the areas around eyes by means of dark sunglasses, so that the sun rays should not get a chance to cause damage to your eye area.
Always remember to drink lots of water all sip other drinks. This will help in keeping the body hydrated and will shield you to a great extent from the adverse effect of the sun.
Tips on Tan Removal
Exfoliating the skin is good for removing the dead cells but it is also a great measure for tan removal. The components that act as great tan removal agent by means of exfoliation are gram flour and turmeric mixed with curd. Scrubbing the skin gently with a soft loofah is also a nice option if the tan happens to be a recent one.
Take juice of cucumber and lemon in equal proportion and rub it on the tanned areas. Leave it for few minutes and then wash it off. Mixture of grated cucumber and honey also act as an effective Tan Remover.
One can gently rub baking soda on the part of the body affected by tan. This is indeed a remedy to tan that works.
Purees of vegetables such as, potatoes, tomatoes and papaya also reduce tan as they contain natural acid. Make fresh puree and apply on the face. Leave for 10-15 minutes and then wash off.
You can just mix few drops of vinegar in the bathing water and it will really be an effective means to remove tan.
Extract of herbs such as, Basil, Aloe Vera also offers a cooling effect to the sun burnt skin and remove tan to some extent. Make pate of basil or use Aloe Vera pulp, you will surly have a lighter skin.
Sandal wood paste also proves to be effective in tan removal. Rose water can also be used to cope up with sun tan.
Hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent and can be used in case of extreme tan. It is a means to be used with extreme cautiously and under expert supervision.
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