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One of the reasons that people from different locations often have varying complexions is mainly on account of the fact that they may live in colder climate zones. Their skin may be less exposed to harsh sunlight and therefore, over a period of generations, the melanin level dropped and their skin pigmentation took on lighter hues. Melanin is what causes your skin to darken in response to harsh sunlight and a result, your skin takes on a tan, so if you happen to reside in temperate zones, then chances are that you would have a deep tan. But the good news is that you can remove this tan by using some of the natural methods listed below.


Lemon juice and honey are a great combination for a better complexion to your skin. Lemon juice helps to remove the excess tan from your skin naturally, without having to resort to any artificial creams and honey helps to smoothen and rejuvenate your skin. So you feel looking fresh as ever, with a better complexion. Just take one tablespoon of lemon juice, and add some honey to it and apply it to your skin. Remove the pack after a while, for better effect.


Graham flour (gram flour or channa dal or besan or Bengal gram flour) with some turmeric (Haridra) is more of a face pack and a natural one at that. If you want to gently exfoliate your skin so that you can remove the dead cells along with the tan, then you need to try out this face mask. Combine two tablespoons of graham flour with some turmeric. Add water to the mixture in small amounts. Add some rose water and mix it up and then apply the paste to your face. Leave it on for twenty minutes, and then apply some water to your face, massage your face as you wash it away. This pack should help remove some of the tans from your skin.


If your skin is sensitive to concentrated lemon juice, then you can go for lemon juice with cucumber juice and rosewater. This is more of a face pack. All that you need is one tablespoon of these three ingredients. Just mix them together. Dab the face pack on to the areas that you want to remove the tan. You would need to keep it on for fifteen minutes after which you can wash it off. Both Cucumber and rosewater should help soothe the skin.


Mashed papaya and honey is another interesting face pack that you can use to remove the tan from your skin. You just need to go in for some papaya and mash it up nicely. Then add some honey and water to the same. You can then apply this paste to the tanned areas and let it sit for a half-hour or so. You can wash the pack off and your face should be less tanned than earlier on.


Red Lentil (Masoor Dal), tomato juice and aloe vera are downright amazing on their own. Whole masoor dal helps to remove the tan from your face, both tomato juice and aloe vera together help to soothe your face. Just soak one cup of masoor dal, mash it up into a pate. Now add some tomato juice and aloe vera and apply the mix evenly to your face. Let it stay on for half-hour after which you can wash it off. It should leave your face clear of blemishes and a lot less tanned.


Tomato juice comes loaded with citric acid which is quite effective at removing the tan. The tomato juice helps to remove the dark spots and blemishes on your skin and also helps to reduce the over pigmentation on your skin. Yogurt moisturizes and soothes the skin. Take a teaspoonful of both, mix it together and apply it on the tanned areas. You would need to keep up the pack on for a half-hour or so, after which you can wash it off. That’s it, this should help keep your skin fair and tan free.


You should know that Oatmeal is fantastic in the sense that it helps to exfoliate your skin. This process should enable you to remove the dead skin cells and along with it, some of the tans as well. Buttermilk helps to soften and helps to improve the skin tone. Mix both oatmeal and buttermilk in small portions and apply the face pack to your face. Keep it on for a while and then wash it off. The lactic acid in the buttermilk can be quite effective at removing the tan from your face.


Strawberries come loaded with various medicinal properties and one of those happens to be the fact that it can enable you to keep your skin fair. The milk cream serves to moisturize your skin. So mix some strawberries and milk cream, mash up the berries and use it as a face mask. Wash it off after half an hour for skin that comes with a better complexion.


Orange juice is another great tan remover, as it comes loaded with citric acid. The yogurt helps to soothe the skin and at the same time, helps to moisturize the same. Also, the vitamin C contained in the orange juice helps to remove the free radicals from your skin. Just mix the two together and leave it on your face for a half-hour, for best effects.

These are some of the natural ways by which you can remove the tan from your skin quite fast. With these measures, you should be able to keep your skin super soft and ensure that it remains fair, soft and clear of all blemishes in the process. Of course, you can always try artificial creams but organic methods and natural ingredients often work better. So check it out and you should be pleased with the results.

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