Top 5 Homemade Anti-Tan Packs

Tanned skin is a problem for many, especially those living in tropical climates regularly suffer from suntan. Therefore, although out of necessity only, these people have found out some fantastic natural ingredients leading to some good home remedies for tanning that can relieve them of this sun tan issue! Other people from the other sides of the world who also face the problem of tanning now and then, may take help of these homemade anti-tan packs. Get the ideas straight from someone living in a tropical climate.

Homemade Anti-Tan Packs


Reverse the harmful effect of sunrays with homemade anti tan packs

Ours is a tropical climate, largely. Consequently, we receive a lot of sunlight, throughout the year. There are intermittent rains and of course, autumn, but ours is a country that has some unforgiving temperatures in summers. While people from colder climates often envy us for all the sun that we soak in, it is not always such a joy now, is it? Only we know how difficult it is to go about our normal lives under the unrelenting sun. But then there is nothing we can do about it. Since it is like a way of life for us, we have learnt how to keep moving. Nothing really stops. We continue going out, doing what we are supposed to do, braving the harsh rays of the sun which give us a gift that is hard to get rid of – sun tan.

This tough gift is not bestowed upon us by summers alone. It follows us in winters, too. While you might think, you ward off the evils of the sunrays by applying those expensive sunscreens, it is really not so. Some of them are so exorbitantly priced, they are almost like an investment but there are many other conditions involved which make sunscreens far from being 100% effective.

Why sunscreens might not do their jobs

Sunscreens, like many other products, come with a finer print. Here are some things you need to know about most sunscreens:

  • You need to apply most sunscreen lotions, 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun. Do we remember to do it?
  • Most sunscreens need to be re-applied every 2 hours under the sun. Which means you need to carry a bottle with you and keep applying. Possible?
  • On a sunny day, when we step out, we are sweating every moment, which means the sunscreen lotion is getting washed away. It might say sweat –proof or ‘waterproof sunscreen’ but that is only to a certain extent, not to forget that we keep wiping our faces regularly.

For the above-mentioned reasons, it is quite clear that we never get 100% protection from the sunscreens. They might shield your skin for some minutes but suntan is inevitable. However, that’s not the end of the world.


Suntan Removal at Home -100% effective, 100% natural

Here is the good news – there are many natural ingredients that have tan removal properties. They not only reverse the impact of sunrays, they also keep your natural beauty intact. They remove the tanning, dead cells as they nourish your skin with all the essential nutrients. Let’s take a look at some of the natural ingredients that have anti-tan properties and how to use them to make anti-tan face packs for your sun tanned skin.

Nothing beats the Anti-tan Properties of Lemon Juice

It is a well-known fact that lemon is a high dose of Vitamin C. It is citrus in nature and hence, when consumed and applied, it does wonders to you.

What makes lemon such a great anti tanning agent

  • Astringent properties– Lemon juice has astringent qualities. It works to remove oil and open clogged pores thus, making the skin breath freely
  • Anti-septic properties– Lemon also has anti-septic properties which means it kills all the bacteria and reduces the chances of redness which also occurs as a result of sun tan
  • Bleaching properties– Lemon has natural bleaching properties which means it works on the tanned skin and brings it back to its natural complexion.

1. Homemade Lemon-Sugar Anti Tan Face Pack

The wonders of lemon juice and sugar anti tan facepack

You are surely going to love this one for two reasons – firstly, the ease with which it can be made and the results it gives.


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar crystals

Method of preparation:

  • Squeeze a ripe lemon fruit into a clean bowl.
  • Add 1tablespoon sugar to it.
  • Add some drops of water so that it is easily applicable
  • Take a cotton ball and apply it on the tanned skin. Make sure you wash the area where you are applying it.
  • Just wait for the pack to dry and wash it off, gently scrubbing the tanned area with the sugar crystals.

While lemon has excellent bleaching properties which work on the darkness of the tanned skin, sugar is an excellent exfoliating and cleaning agent. It removes dead skin, giving way to the fresh skin underneath to reveal itself.

Use it at least 2-3 times a week for best results. You are going to love the tan-free skin after this one!

2. Homemade Lemon-Turmeric Anti Tan Pack

The beautifying lemon juice & turmeric anti tan face pack

This one is not just an anti-tan remedy, it also lightens the skin and makes it flawless if used regularly.


  • 1 lemon
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw milk

Method of preparation:

  • Take a clean mixing bowl.
  • Squeeze a lemon into it. Add a pinch of turmeric powder. Now add raw milk and mix well.
  • Apply this face pack evenly on the tan-affected area after thoroughly washing it with cold water.
  • Leave the face pack on, till it dries. Afterward, wash it thoroughly with cold water.

Turmeric powder lightens the skin and helps in beautifying it naturally. Raw milk has amazing cleansing properties and also moisturizes as it works on the tanned skin.

You can use this one as often as you want. It will leave you more beautiful, each time!

3. Trust Yogurt for Minimizing Suntan

Yogurt is considered among the nature’s most effective anti tanning agents for several reasons. Since it is easily available, one needn’t really worry about making arrangements. Almost every household will have a good supply of yogurt at any given time.

What makes Yogurt such a trusted anti tanning agent

  • Cooling properties – this one is no secret. For long yogurt is trusted for how it cools the stomach as well as the skin. It is perfect for a suntanned skin as it cools it, making it ready to return to its normal complexion.
  • Lightening properties – It is an effective lightening agent. It works on the tanned skin and lightens it. It seems, the lactic acid present in the yogurt give it its mild bleaching properties.
  • Helps reduce spots – Yogurt also has zinc, which works on marks and sun blemishes and reduces the redness of tanned skin.

Homemade Anti-Tan Packs

Homemade Yogurt-Cucumber Anti-tan Pack

Skin replenishing yogurt cucumber anti tan face pack
As the name suggests this one does a little more than just work on that stubborn sun tan. It also nourishes the skin and opens clogged pores.


  • 1cup yogurt
  • tablespoon cucumber juice
  • 1tablespoon tomato juice
  • 4 spoons gram flour (besan)

Method of preparation:

  • Take a clean mixing bowl. Add yogurt to it. Now add the cucumber juice and tomato juice.
  • Slowly, add gram flour and mix well so that there are no lumps.
  • Apply it evenly on to the suntanned skin
  • Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water for a fresh, well-nourished skin.
  • Use it twice a week for best results.

4. Homemade Yogurt-Oats Anti Tan Pack

Rejuvenating yogurt and oats anti tan face pack
This one combines the soothing properties of yogurt with the exfoliating properties of oats. It is easy to prepare and gives great results!


  • Half a cup yogurt
  • 3-4 tablespoon oats

Method of preparation:

  • In a clean mixing bowl, mix yogurt with oats.
  • Add water if the mixture is too thick for application
  • Apply it evenly on the tan-affected area
  • Leave it on till the face pack dries.
  • Gently scrub it off using rose water, though cold water will do just fine.

After you are done washing it away, you will see how oats have removed all the dead skins and tanning and yogurt has smoothened your skin, giving it a well-nourished glow!

5. Aloe Vera is the most gentle anti tan agent – perfect for all skin types

Aloe Vera gel is unmatched when it comes to lightening and cooling the skin. It is a trusted cleansing agent too and it is full of nutrients that the skin loves.

Why Aloe Vera for tanned skin

  • It rejuvenates the tanned skin with its antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
  • It helps repair damaged skin faster.
  • It has hydrating properties too, thus works on fixing a tan and also reduces the ageing effect of the harmful sun rays

Homemade Aloe Vera Anti-tan Pack

Hydrating aloe vera gel anti-tan face pack
The most amazing part about this face pack is that it can be used everyday. It is very mild and hence, ideal for all skin types – even sensitive skin.


  • 2tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
  • 1tablespoon rosewater

Method of preparation:

  • Take a clean mixing bowl and add the ingredients mentioned above.
  • Rose water acts more like a medium. It also has soothing and cooling properties and lends its fragrance to the face pack.
  • Mix the ingredients well and apply on the affected area.
  • Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off gently with cold water and pat your face dry.
  • While Aloe Vera gel will have lightened and hydrated your skin, rose water will have soothed the burning sensation caused by a suntan.
  • After this face pack, your face will look visibly clearer and radiant. Upon regular usage you will see all the sun tan leave your face like it was never there!

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