Skin is very sensitive to the external environment and is affected if proper care is not taken. Tanning of the skin is one such normal problem that darkens the skin tone. This is a common problem that concerns many Indian people most of whom have a penchant for fair skin. So how to counter this problem? How to ensure that your skin is saved from tanning this summer? Before I give you some tips let us find out how skin tanning is caused.During summers, when you are out all day long, your skin tissue is constantly exposed to the ultra violet rays of the sun. When your skin is exposed to the ultra violet rays, a dark colored pigment known as melanin is released which causes darkening of the skin complexion, and in some cases this may cause skin cancer as well. The pace, at which your skin will experience this, varies from person to person. However, you need not worry as there are many ways that can help you to protect your skin from tanning this summer. Here are some of them…
- Many people, especially in India, opt for home remedies and the most well known home remedies are the home made face packs. As a home made anti tan face pack you can apply a paste of honey and cucumber as it has a soothing effect on your skin.
- Apply sunscreen lotions before stepping out of home. It is recommended that you use sunscreen lotions with high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) as these are really effective in protecting your skin from the harmful ultra violet rays. Do not use lotions with less than 15 SPF. However simply using a sunscreen or sun block might not be sufficient. You should also use summer moisturizing lotions which contain water, aloe vera and essential vitamins like Vitamin E that provides your skin with support to combat the scorching heat. Also, the aloe vera helps the skin to produce collagen, a group a natural proteins.
- Try out a face pack made of milk powder, honey and grated potato juice – it acts as an excellent anti tan face pack.
- Mash tomatoes in a pulp and apply it on your face and neck to remove the existing tan.
All these excellent home remedies can be your best bet for removing tan.