4 ultimate DIY hacks to de-tan your skin



Just back from a beach vacation and don’t know what to do about that ugly tan? Well, here’s help.

We list down some easy DIY hacks that can be tried at home to get rid of that unpleasant tan.

1. Gram flour, turmeric and yogurt

Bengal gram flour helps in lightening skin tone while turmeric is a great skin brightening agent. Yogurt contains lactic acid that smoothens your skin. Make a paste of gram flour, yogurt and turmeric and apply to the skin. Let it dry for 15 minutes and gently scrub while washing it off.

2. Papaya, tomato, watermelon, potato and cucumber

Papaya is rich in exfoliating properties and contains natural enzymes. It is also a very good natural bleaching agent. Potato juice is not just bleaching agent but also lightens dark circles around the eyes. Tomato is known for its antioxidant properties and also helps in skin brightening. Cucumber is a sensational cooling agent and helps in removing tan.

Take 4-5 cubes of ripe papaya, watermelon, potato, tomato, and cucumber and blend to make a jelly-like paste. Refrigerate the paste for 15 minutes. Now apply the paste on skin and keep it rubbing till it get absorbed in the skin.

3. Lentils, turmeric and milk

Soak lentils in raw milk overnight. Grind the soaked lentils with turmeric to make a paste. Apply over the skin and leave till it dries. Then wash it off gently.

4. Lemon juice and honey

Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent that helps in removing sun tan. For this take fresh lime juice and add a table spoon of honey. You may also add some sugar and gently scrub your skin in order to slough off dead cells. Get it dry for 20-30 minutes and wash off.