Sun tans are something which is a problem the year round, whether it’s is winters or in the summer months! Even though people can still protect themselves from tanning effects in the winter months, the other months in the year wreck havoc on the skin. Tanning occurs when the skin gets overexposed to sun rays (along with its harmful UVA & UVB rays) which results into skin darkening due to excessive melanin production in the skin cells, other than causing other skin issues like wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, skin burn, skin cancer, pimples and acne as well.
However, the funny part is that people tend to take care of their facial skin more than the other parts of the body, specially the hands which are equally affected by the sun rays as well. Thus, to save the horror of showing up with tanned hands and a clean tan free face, there are various easy and effective home remedies to resort to in case of tanning. Some of the simple home remedies to remove tan from the hands are discussed below.
Following Home Remedies To Remove Tan From Hands:
Potatoes are an excellent and effective remedy to treat tanned skin due to being loaded with the benefits and goodness of vitamin C which acts as a natural bleaching agent and helps in soothing sun burnt skin as well. To reap the benefits one just needs to make a paste by blending some potato slices and applying it over the burnt or tanned area for about half an hour and rinsing off with cold water.
Another great remedy to reduce sun tan and to soothe the burnt skin effectively is cucumber. The vitamin C content in cucumbers help in keeping the skin hydrated and moisturized as well. Rubbing freshly sliced cucumbers on the affected areas help in eliminating sun tan to a great extent.
Due to the natural bleaching properties in lemons, they are used since ages as a remedy to reduce sun tan. To get benefitted from the goodness of lemons, one has to mix lemon juice and sugar and apply it on the affected area to get the best results.
Aloe vera is a known natural remedy for a number of skin disorders including its great impact in reducing sun tan as well. Aloe vera gel on application on the affected areas help in nourishing, cleansing and lightening the skin tone too resulting into reduction of the effects of sun tan!
Gram flour is a great remedy to treat sun tan due to its ability of removing g dead skin cells leaving the skin supple and soft. Mixing gram flower with rose water and applying it on the affected areas two times a week over a period of a few months help to a great deal.
Yogurt And Turmeric
Another great remedy to remove sun tan from the hands is by using yogurt with turmeric. Yogurt helps in reducing the skin inflammation and redness and turmeric has various anti microbial properties along with medicinal properties too. To get the goodness of this remedy, one needs to take chilled yogurt and mix it with a pinch of turmeric powder. After the paste is ready applying the same on the hands and leaving it on the hands for about twenty minutes and then rinsing off with water does wonders!
Another easy way to get rid of tanning in the hands is =by the use of tomatoes. After cutting a tomato into a half, rubbing the inner side on the hands help in eradicating the effects of sun tan to a large extent in a few days time!