While I personally believe that golden shimmery tan looks absolutely stunning, there are no doubt some who absolutely disregard the concept of tanned skin. So be as it may today I would like to discuss the prevention and the removal of sun tanning. Tanning is of course inevitable in the summers as well as winters to some extent as well, I mean you step out and some of you would dread getting out there with the sun blazing away and the fun time under the sun becomes a nightmare by the time you reach home, but nothing to worry we have all the solutions!



Milder forms of skin pigmentation can be treated at home. Some of the ways by which you can reduce discolouration by yourself are for example by applying a mixture of salt, essential oil, honey and lemon juice on the skin. Gently massage it in circular motion. Apply a paste of gram flour over the skin. The remedy is ideal for oily skin. Use yoghurt on your skin to get rid of skin pigmentation. Apply a face pack of lemon juice, rose water and cucumber juice to remove facial tan. Potato juice also removes sun tan and reduces blackheads and pimples, thereby improving the skin for those having oily complexion. Rub lemon juice over the skin or mix aloe juice with some quantity of Vitamin E and dab it gently over the tanned area. Apply Aloe Vera gel lavishly over your body to reduce sun burn. Apply slices of cucumber, soft cloth dipped in milk or cool tea bags on the area above your eyes, so that you can avoid those areas from getting tanned.




Preventing skin tan is always a better idea than removing it. To prevent tanning and premature skin ageing due to the harmful UV rays, it is suggested that you wear fully covered clothing while stepping out in harsh sunlight. If you wear short-sleeved dresses, you can do well to apply a sunscreen lotion on your face and arms. At least once a week make it a point to add a skin lightening face pack to your skin care routine. Make sure that you use a remedy with scrubbing so it removes the dead cells and also gives a moisturising effect to sooth the dry and rough patches that tanning causes. Aloe vera is great to counter attack the dry patches. Simply apply on face, wipe off and then wash with luke-warm water. This is best done before you sleep. Papaya and pineapple are rich in alpha-hydroxy acids and are great to remove tans, blemishes and dark spots and even age spots. Only caution to be exercised with using these ingredients is that they should not be kept on skin for more than 5-10 minutes on the skin. They are too concentrated and can cause skin sensitivity if kept for longer. They should not be used every day. Twice a week is enough. And, don’t forget to do a patch test before using these fruits on your skin. Sometimes finding the time to make remedies at home is really hard. For such times, these are some of the best products you can try like  Nature’s Essence Aromatherapy Lacto Tan Clear Sun Tan Removal and Lotus Herbals Safe Sun De-Tan Face Pack or Lakme Sun Expert Skin Lightening + DE-TAN – After Sun Gel but of course there are many more. And the best way unfortunately is to try them out and figure out which works best for you! So find the right product and stick to you. These are of course some of the best ways to go about tan removal. But haven’t you all heard, prevention is better than cure? Then why wait to solve the problem when you can prevent it?




Make sure you drink sufficient water, at least ten glasses a day. Occasionally, you can go for skin bleaching, but avoid doing so in case you’re pregnant. Try out over-the-counter skin pigmentation creams. Use them for a while to find out whether they yield results for you. In either case as I always say if YOU are comfortable with how you are and who you are you are bound to look as well as seem more beautiful than anyone!




Have a good day!


Redah Misbah Qureshi

Creative Director

Depilex – Beauty Clinic & Institute