DIY Tip: Immediate relief from sun tans

Our skin gets tanned and is also exposed to a number of damages when we go out in the sun. The sun's UV radiation augments melanin production resulting into tanned skin. Regular application of Sun blocks and SPF lotions can very well offer some kind of shield to your skin from sun damage. There is no secured method to lighten the tanned skin cells, however, you can always enhance skin’s renewal process.
If you search on the Internet you will come across a number of tips to reduces sun tan. I have tried many of them. But the one which i find to be most effective is the sugar and curd scrub therapy.

Few months back, I went with my family on a picnic to a resort in Mumbai. Resort Picnics bring in lots of worries and skin woes.  The chlorine water in the pools and the strong sun are sufficient to tan you like hell. I was at first determined not to step in the pool anyhow as I dint want my skin getting dry and tanned. Nevertheless, the moment we reached in the resort, I was hell so tempted by the gushing sounds of water that I decided to have fun with my cousins for some time, which never happened. The next day as expected I saw dark dry patches developed on my body. Gosh!! There was no way I am going to office with this skin and no makeup can ever cover such marks. Instead it would just worsen them.

I just Googled for lots of tips and also tried some. The best one which gave instant and very effective results was sugar and curd scrub.

Things you will need:

  •          Curd

  •         Sugar

  •          Salt

  •          Turmeric

How to make?

Curd is a very inexpensive and natural way to pamper your skin. Presence of Zinc in curd effectively decreases blemishes and aids in curing acne. Lactic acid offers soothing and hydrating effect to the skin, making it healthy and supple. Besides working as a best moisturizer for dry skin, curd is an effective solution for. Curd curbs down the negative impacts of sun exposure by imparting healthy elements to your skin. When mixed with a pinch of turmeric curd can work wonders on your skin.

This scrub has two variations. You can make a simple pack for your face by just mixing curd and a pinch of turmeric and applying it all over the tanned area. Keep it for 15 to 20 mins and they wash it off with luke warm or cold water.

But I found the scrub to be more effective so I added a teaspoon of sugar and half teaspoon of salt to the above mixture and mix it. You will feel the rough sugar granules while mixing. Now scrub on this mixture on to the tanned parts and scrub till the sugar and salt granules melt. After you have scrubbed it all you will be left with sticky yellowish and brownish layer on your skin. Now let this to dry for another 10 – 15 minutes and wash it off with luke warm or cold water.

The sugar’s scrubbing effects will wash off all the dead skin and dirt accumulated on your skin’s surface leaving behind clean skin. You will also find notable improvement in your tan marks. Consistent use of this scrub will effectively improve your skin tone. Use it on alternate days if you have dry skin. People with oily skin must use it once in a week.

Apply this mixture on to your body before having bath and them wash it off in bath. Do not use soap on those parts to get effective results.   

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