Did you get in a tanning booth and count “1 Mississippi...2 Mississippi…” just like Ross did in the Friend’s episode “The One with Ross’s Tan?” Or did you just go to the beach to hang out with your friends and family sunbathing and having a good time?

top 7 diy homemade face masks to remove sun tan
Top 7 DIY homemade face masks to remove sun tan instantly

Whichever way you got that tan, if you look like a sun-kissed beauty, then good for you! But if your tan is not what you expected and its unevenness looks hideous, you’ve got to do something about it before that important meeting or cocktail party.

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Fret not. We have some very refreshing and effective homemade face masks for you that use common, everyday products to remove that tan.

Caution: Do not go out into the sun right after using face masks or scrubs that have lemon juice in them. It can cause skin burn.

Method 1: Gram Flour Mask

Gram flour is a natural skin exfoliator, with skin-lightening and brightening agents. Mixed with other ingredients, this mask will help remove a tan while also soothing your skin. Aloe vera is wonderful for soothing skin that’s been irritated and inflamed by the sun. Turmeric powder curbs the sebaceous glands, inhibiting their ability to produce excess oil. It also reduces dark spots and skin pigmentation. Lemon is a natural bleach for the skin. It is also rich in vitamin C and tightens the skin, preventing premature wrinkle formation.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make gram flour face mask
Things you'll need to make gram flour de-tan face mask
  • Gram flour – 2 tablespoons
  • Aloe vera gel – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well

mix all the ingredienst together
Blend the ingredients together well

Step 2. Apply the mask and leave it on for about 10 min

apply the mask to get rid of sun tan
Spread the mask on your face to get rid of sun tan
  • Apply the paste to your face.
  • Leave it on for about 10 to 12 minutes or until it dries.
  • If it dries, dampen the pack with a little bit of water post the sitting time.
  • Slowly and gently scrub the paste around your face in circular motions, then rinse it off with water.

Use this face pack twice a week for best results.

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Method 2: Citrus Peel Powder Mask

Almonds are rich in vitamin E and contain mono-unsaturated fats, potassium, zinc and various other vitamins and minerals. It is an amazing nut to add to your cereals and salads. It’s also beneficial for your hair and skin. Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties and is an antioxidant, that soothes the skin and helps with skin rejuvenation. Orange peel has high amounts of vitamin C that strengthens the collagen. Milk is a remarkable component for increasing and maintaining moisture in the skin.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make citrus peel powder mask to remove sun tan
Things you'll need to make citrus peel powder face mask
  • Ground almonds – 1 tablespoon
  • Ground oatmeal – 1 tablespoon
  • Ground orange peel – 1 tablespoon
  • Milk – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well

mix all the ingredients together to make citrus peel powder face mask
Blend all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl
  • Put 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal in a bowl. You can prepare the ground oatmeal out of rolled oats.
  • Make a powder using 4 or 5 almonds. Add 1 tablespoon of it to the ground oatmeal.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder. You can dry orange peels under the sun and grind them in a blender to make the powder.
  • Mix in enough milk to make a thick, consistent paste.

Step 2. Apply the mask and leave it on for 20 to 25 min

apply the face mask to detan your face
Using an applicator brush, apply the tan removal face pack
  • Apply the paste using an applicator brush, covering your entire face.
  • Leave the pack on for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water.

Use this face mask twice or thrice a week. You can use it daily if you want faster results.

Method 3: Aloe Vera & Tomato Mask

Aloe vera is well-known for its moisturizing properties as well as its nutrient content that soothes inflammation, hydrates the skin and makes it soft and supple.

Tomatoes have natural astringent properties that cleanse the pores, removing all the dirt and oil lodged in them. Also, they are rich in antioxidants that improve the skin’s elasticity, eluding wrinkles for a longer period of time. Another agent for minimizing a tan, dark spots and acne scars is rice powder. It effectively sloughs off dried and darkened skin, making way for new skin to grow in its place.

Things you’ll need:

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things you'll need to make aloe vera and tomato anti tan face pack
Things you'll need to make aloe vera and tomato sun tan removal face pack
  • Rice powder – 1½ tablespoons
  • Aloe vera gel – ½ tablespoon
  • Tomato puree – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients together and mix well

combine all the ingredients to remove sun tan
Blend all the ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Put 1½ tablespoons of rice powder in a bowl.
  • Make a puree out of ½ of a tomato. Add 1 tablespoon of the puree to the rice powder.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of aloe vera gel to the mix.
  • Blend all the ingredients well.

Step 2. Apply to your face and leave it on for 20 min

apply the face pack to remove sun tan
Spread the tan removing pack on your face evenly
  • Apply the paste and leave it on your face for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water.

Use this face mask daily to see visible results.

Method 4: Clay & Papaya Mask

Clay has skin lightening and oil-reducing agents. Papaya is rich in vitamin A that heals dry and scaly skin and vitamin C that induces the production of collagen, reducing a tan, visible dark spots, age spots and other skin aging signs. It also contains papain, which helps in the regeneration of new skin and softens the skin. The honey in this mask will help rehydrate your tanned skin.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make papaya and clay tan removal face mask
Things you'll need to make clay and papaya face mask
  • Papaya, mashed – 2 tablespoons
  • Organic raw honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Earth clay – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients together and mix well

mix clay papaya and rice together well
Blend everything together well
  • Put 2 tablespoons each of earth clay and mashed papaya pulp into a mixing bowl.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of organic raw honey into the bowl.
  • Whip the ingredients until you have a consistent paste.

Step 2. Apply the face mask and leave it on for 30 min

apply the mask to your face to remove sun tan
Put the face pack on your face to remove sun tan
  • Apply the mask evenly on your entire face.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water.

Use this mask thrice a week to get rid of your tanning.

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Method 5: Oatmeal & Yogurt Mask

It doesn’t get much simpler than this mask. It uses only two basic ingredients – oatmeal and yogurt. Oatmeal is anti-inflammatory, which heals and soothes suntanned or burned skin. The lactic acid present in yogurt acts as a bleaching agent, brightening the skin by reducing the pigmentation and spots.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make yogurt and oatmeal detan face pack
Things you'll need to make yogurt and oatmeal tan removal face mask
  • Plain yogurt – enough to make a paste
  • Ground oatmeal – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Mix both the ingredients well

combine both the ingredients
Blend both the ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Put 2 tablespoons ground oatmeal in a bowl and add enough yogurt to make a thick paste.
  • Mix them together well.

Step 2. Apply the paste to your face and leave it on for 20 min

apply the mask to your face to remove sun tanning
Cover your face with paste evenly to get rid of sun tan
  • Apply the paste to your face.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with normal water.

Use this mask thrice a week.

Method 6: Cucumber Mask

Cucumber and aloe vera both have anti-inflammatory properties that can heal inflamed skin and relax the tensed epidermis. Rose water and almond act as astringent and skin tightening agents respectively. Lemon juice is a natural bleach that lightens the skin. Almond is rich in vitamin E, which promotes the skin's elasticity and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make cucumber face mask
Things you'll need to make refreshing cucumber anti-tan face mask
  • Cucumber juice – ½ tablespoon
  • Rose water – enough to make a paste
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Almond powder – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well

combine all the ingredients well
Blend the ingredients together in a mixing bowl
  • Put 1 tablespoon of ground almonds in a bowl.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of freshly extracted cucumber juice to it.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and some rose water if needed. You don’t want your paste to be too runny.
  • Mix the contents well to make a thick paste.

Step 2. Apply the mask and leave it on for 10 min

apply the face pack to remove sun tan
Work the paste on your face evenly
  • Apply the paste on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes or until it is dry.
  • Wash it off with normal water and pat your skin dry.

Applying this face pack every day will remove even the toughest of the sun tan.

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Method 7: Sugar & Lemon Face Cleanser

Sugar acts as an exfoliator and scrubs away the tanned and dead skin cells, making way for a new and healthy skin. Glycerin moisturizes the skin and lemon lightens the skin by removing the suntan, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make sugar lemon face scrub
Things you'll need to make sugar lemon face scrub and cleanser to remove sun tan
  • Sugar – 2 tablespoons
  • Glycerin – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well

mix all the ingredients together
Blend the ingredients together
  • Put 2 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of glycerin and enough lemon juice to make a thick and consistent paste.
  • Mix everything well.

Step 2. Apply this paste and gently scrub your face

scrub your face using the sugar lemon face cleanser
Remove the dead skin due to sun tan on your face by scrubbing with sugar lemon cleanser
  • Cover your entire face with a thin layer of the paste.
  • Start massaging your face gently in upward circular motions.
  • Scrub the T-zone, the sides of your nose and the ends of your mouth.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water.

Use this scrub twice a week to remove a tan and keep your skin free of dead skin cells and other impurities.

Tips

  • Refrain from using a product to which you are allergic. Alternatively, skin that ingredient of the mask and apply the rest.
  • Discontinue the usage of a face mask if it is adversely affecting you.
  • Cover yourself with a cloth or a stole to avoid tanning.
  • Carry an umbrella with you all the time.
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