5 Natural Ways To Prevent Sun Tan This Summer

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We all love being outdoors in the summer enjoying ourselves on the beach. Although, one thing we all hate is the sun tan. This summer season protect your skin from getting tanned and enjoy yourself to the fullest with these simple yet effective natural remedies. 

What Is Tan?

When the skin is exposed to sunlight for a long time, UV radiation hits the skin. Trying to protect the skin from further damage, it begins to produce melanin. Melanin is responsible for the brown glow associated with tanning. An increase in melanin can cause the skin tone to darken over the next 48 hours and this is known as sun tanning. 

 How To Reduce Sun Tan On Face And Body?

The following 5 natural remedies will let you enjoy your summer without worrying about tanned skin.

  1. Turmeric

In India, turmeric has traditionally been used to enhance the colour of skin. A bioactive compound in turmeric called Curcumin helps remove tan and also protects skin against sun damage.  However, turmeric can turn your face (and pretty much everything else, including your clothes) yellow. Use a face wash immediately after a turmeric mask or topical application to remove residue and prevent discolouration.

  1. Saffron

The relationship between skin and tanning is intricate, especially in the months of summer. When it comes to home remedy for tan on face, saffron can work wonders for the skin due to its ability to absorb UV rays. It also inhibits melanin production, the pigment responsible for skin darkening. 

  1. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is abundant in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. Ayurveda recommends the use of  sandalwood because of its soothing and cooling effect on the skin, which can benefit the Pitta dosha. The alpha-santalol component of sandalwood is an inhibitor of tyrosinase, which is a key enzyme in the synthesis of the skin pigment melanin.

  1. Milk

Milk has excellent exfoliating properties. Milk’s lactic acid treats pigmentation problems and tanning by gently and naturally whitening the skin. Combining milk with saffron or turmeric powder increases its effectiveness and helps remove tan quickly.

  1. Multani Mitti

Multani Mitti, also known as Fuller’s Earth, is a time-tested and natural solution to remove tan from the face. This magical clay gently exfoliates, removing dead skin cells and dirt while cooling and soothing sun-exposed skin. It also offers many benefits like oil reduction, fighting against blackheads, brightening skin tone and reducing pigmentation.

The  Bottom Line

To shield your skin from the sun, incorporate these effective natural remedies into your skincare and enjoy your summer without worrying about tanning in the sun.


Can sunscreen prevent tan?

As far as the question goes does sunscreen prevent a tan, yes it protects the skin from tanning. But it’s important to remember that sunscreen acts as a filter. It cannot 100% prevent the skin from being exposed to the sun.

Does spf prevent tan?

Applying  sun protection factor (SPF) sunscreen may reduce skin exposure to heat. However, it cannot stop UV rays fully from penetrating the skin. 

How to get rid of tan on face fast?

Various home remedies such as using a mixture of honey and lemon juice, or saffron and milk can aid in tan removal. However, it’s important to note that each remedy takes time to show its effects.


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Dr. Jyoti Lakhani

Dr. Jyoti has 15 years of experience in Clinical Practice, Research & Education in the field of Ayurveda with competency in acute & chronic conditions like Arthritis, Spondylitis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica etc. She has also expertise in treating Female Infertility disorders, other Gynecological Problems & General disorders.


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