Home Remedies To Remove Tan: How To Prevent Skin Discoloration

It would be quite ironic if a person seeks to get himself tanned and in the end he would want to have her natural complexion back. It may be for the reason that he didn’t like the result of the tanning therapy or it may be because the individual just wasn’t hoping to get that much tan complexion.

When a person gets tanned skin, this is because the body works to protect the skin as it is exposed to the suns’ UV rays. This would result to the increase of melanin, and it would also trigger the skin cells of the body to compensate for the injury of too much exposure to the sun.

Get Normal Complexion After A Tan Naturally

There are methods and remedies for tan and you can gain back that normal complexion you had before getting a tan. However, it has not been fully studied; hence, effectiveness might be slim and it may take a while to take effect. These are the following things you can do to get normal skin complexion you wanted:

  • As much as possible try to avoid going out and exposing yourself to the heat of the sun. If you do really need to go out, then apply a liberal amount of sunscreen to protect your skin from the rays.
  • Try the papaya or the lemon technique wherein you can apply these in your body. The properties of lemon and papaya act as a skin whitening.
  • Use ointments and creams to facilitate the return of your normal skin complexion. It may take time but the normal skin complexion would in time return. Just remember, the body always shed off dead skin cells from time to time.
  • Eat a healthy and nutritious diet. It would usually help to attain back the normal complexion of your skin.

Preventing Skin Discoloration

As much as possible, if you got yourself tanned unplanned and unwanted or you just merely got it by accident, then taking the necessary precautionary measures would be the best and ideal thing for you to observe. These are some precautionary measures you should try:

  • Use sunscreen when you go out.
  • Take plenty of foods rich in vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A and E do the job well.
  • Eat healthy and nutritious meals every day.
  • Try to get enough rest and sleep, and try not to stress out your body that much.


  1. anu said:

    I am a working women of 28 yrs. I would like to know how will I be able to get my complexion back to normal as I have tanned quite a bit. I want some home remedies for a tanned complexion which I can use at home as I always am short of time.

    August 17, 2009
  2. RS said:

    I am a student and I am very much exposed to sun rays. Especially my hands are tanned. Is there any safe home remedy?

    March 7, 2013
    • PUP said:

      • Mix lemon juice, rose water and cucumber juice. Apply it on your face as a face pack.
      • Mix honey and lemon juice and apply it and apply it on the affected area. It is the best anti tan mixture.
      • Apply raw milk as milk contains lactic acid in its natural form. It helps to whiten the tanned skin.

      March 7, 2013
  3. PS said:

    I have a dark line under my eyes. How can I remove it permanently?

    August 7, 2013
    • PUP said:

      Before knowing the treatment for dark lines and circles under the eyes, it is necessary to know why it occurs.
      • Lack of sleep.
      • Genetics: The condition may run in family.
      • Thinning of skin due to age. The blood vessels become more prominent and they appear as dark lines.
      • Allergy to dust, pollen can make up rub your eyes too frequently. And this may contribute to dark circles around the eyes.
      • Reading and straining your eyes under dim light.
      Certain home remedies diminish dark circles around eyes:
      • Apply cold teabags over the eyes keeping them closed.
      • Take plenty of rest and 8 hours sleep.
      • Avoid reading in dim light.
      • Eat foods rich in vitamin C. It strengthens the vessel wall and skin elasticity.
      • Apply sliced cucumber over closed eyes for 10 minutes.
      • Reduce salt intake.
      • Drink plenty of water to keep the skin moist and hydrated.
      Aside from natural remedies, IPL and photofacial can correct dark lines and circles around the eye permanently.

      August 7, 2013

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