February 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

When you go out for shopping or work in the hot sun, you notice a discoloration in the exposed areas of your hands and face. It is embarrassing at times as you cannot wear a short sleeve dress. You can follow this procedure for removing the sun tan on hands and face.

Step 1:Mix 2 tsp of honey and 2 tsp of lemon juice thoroughly . Apply this mixture onto hands . Leave it for 5 mins. Rinse off with plain water.

Step 2:Then add 1 teaspoon sugar crystals into 3 teaspoons of tomato puree . Mix and apply this on the hands. Use it as a scrubber for 10 mins . It will help exfoliate skin. Rinse off with cold water.

Step 3 :Take 5 teaspoons of papaya pulp and apply it over the hands. Leave this on skin for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.

Step 4: Finally apply a pack made from a mix of besan flour, curd, lemon juice and honey.  Retain this till semi dry approximately 15 to 20 mins. Wash your face gently with cold water.

This method is suitable for all types of skins.

Some other simple remedies available in your kitchen are:how to remove sun tanhow to remove sun tan

  • Mix equal quantities of lime juice and honey and apply gently over your face. After 15 to 20 mins wash your face . You will not believe your own reflection. You are looking much fairer now. This a quick and easy home remedies that can be done at home only. You can do this in a short span of time.
  • Apply yogurt onto face and leave for 10 mins. Wash your face and you will feel a soft and supple skin.

For oily skin follow this simple home remedy:

  • Mix gram flour or wheat atta with water and rub it all over your face. After 5 to 10 mins wash your face. Your skin will look fairer and you have instantly removed the sun tan.
  • Application of rice powder paste is beneficial to remove sun tan. Mix rice powder, along with water and apply on the face. Leave it for 10 mins and wash it off. The results are encouraging.

If time permits i.e on a holiday follow this pack:

  • Mix Sandalwood powder, cucumber paste, turmeric powder and lemon juice and apply it. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and wash it with cold water. This pack will remove the tan and brighten your face.

Follow these home remedies and take good care of your skin from the external conditions.

Tips for applying and removing a facial mask

  • Face mask should be applied after you have washed your face. This will clean clogged pores. If pores are not cleaned periodically on the skin, it will result into a sudden outbreak of acne.
  • Wash face pack gently after application . Do not scrub the skin. First use splashes of cold water to moisten a face mask and then gently use your fingers in a circular upward motion to get off the face mask
  • General tips to maintain yourself:
  • Use sugar and salt to exfoliate your hands and feet. Mix it with olive oil or honey and apply it. Sugar and salt will work wonders, your feet and hands looks and feels good too.
  • Lemon juice is good as a nail whitener . Lemon juice also helps remove stains from the hands.
  • Push your nail cuticles inside with a cuticle pusher, this gives strength to your nail too.
  • Vinegar can be used to have shiny hair. Vinegar rinses your scalp and removes product build up and improves the texture.

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