As soon as the summers dawn upon us, we start hiding ourselves beneath umbrellas and clothes that cover most of our body parts. Summers are a lot of fun but tanning takes away from it in a great way as most people avoid heading out, just to prevent themselves from tanning.  Especially in Asian countries, dark skin is considered unattractive and people do a lot to avoid getting tanned. Rather than going for over the counter products, it is always better to use some home remedial solutions.

The following are the 5 most effective home remedies to avoid tanning in summers:

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice

Lemon juice is one of the best natural items available in everybody’s home and one which works beautifully against tanning.  It has many natural anti-bleaching properties which can cure the tan caused by the sun in summer months.  You can use lemon juice either directly on the affected area or mix it with honey or sugar to make a face pack. Leaving this lemon juice applied on the skin for a few minutes will provide immediate relief and clear off tanning for glowing skin.

2. Yogurt

Using yogurt can be considered as another effective home remedy for avoiding tanning in summers. Yogurt has a cooling effect on the skin and minimizes the tan caused. You can use yogurt directly on your affected skin area or mix it with gram flour, cucumber juice or tomato juice for making a pack. For best results, you can use yogurt with lime juice and a few drops of tomato juice on your skin.

3. Gram Flour

Gram Flour

A lot of people use gram flour (besan) for getting the tan off their skin.  What gram does is that it removes the dead skin cells and has a scrub like effect on the skin which leaves it glowing and vibrant.  If you do not have gram flour available at home, you can purchase it from the market or even make a paste using whole green gram.  To use gram flour, you can either make a paste of it with water or with yogurt or apply this paste to the affected area for about 20 minutes.  Doing this 2 times in a week for a few months will show wonderful results.

4. Raw Potato

Raw potato

Another natural or home remedial solution to get rid of that unwanted tan is to use raw potato. Because of high content of Vitamin C in raw potatoes, they have a bleaching effect which reduces tan and also helps in curing sunburn.  Either make a paste of raw potato to apply to the skin or just peel it off and cut a few chunks and rub them on your face or affect parts of the skin.

5. Cucumber Juice

Cucumber juice

Cucumber juice also acts as a natural anti-tanning agent as it has a lovely cooling effect and keeps the skin moisturized.  You can mix cucumber juice with lime juice or tomato juice to get free from the tan.