This blog is specially for all those who inboxed me with queries on how to get rid of a sun tan. As most Middle east residents are back from their summer break and Eid holidays, I thought this would also be the right time to share some sun tan removal remedies.
Sun tan or Tanning is the process of skin discoloration. This is caused due to UV rats of the sun that attack and damage the skin. Color of the skin changes from normal to dark or black.
Prevention is better than cure; so while you are out in the sun, best use a sunblock or sunscreen to reduce intensity of the skin discoloration.
Coconut is a nutritious fruit used in most Indian kitchens. It enhances the taste of food in it’s various forms like; fresh grated coconut, coconut milk to make gravies richer, dessicated coconut for sweets and even coconut oil for cooking.
The coconut flesh has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent signs of aging
Coconut milk has high levels of Vitamin C that maintains elasticity and flexibility of skin. It is also rich in copper, and prevents wrinkles, sagging skin & age spots
Remedies to remove suntan-
1-Use Coconut Milk as a cleanser. Excellent for oily and acne prone skin as fats in coconut milk will not clog pores, n hence prevent acne.
2- Use Coconut milk as a Facial scrub by mixing it with oats (finely grounded). Take 2 tbs oats and add coconut milk to it. Soak for around 10 minutes and later scrub your face. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
3- Treating Sunburns-Application of coconut milk over sunburnt skin aids in rapid healing because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps by cooling burnt skin, reducing pain, swelling and redness.
4- Face Mask– Blend flesh of tender coconut. Take 2 tsp,add in it 1 tsp rice flour,1 tsp fuller’s earth and coconut water to get desired mask consistency. Apply on face and neck and also other tanned areas,leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.
5-Coconut Toner– is an excellent toner by itself. In case you suffer from problems like acne and pigmentation, it can be of great benefit. Store coconut water in small glass bottle and keep it in refrigerator. Apply the water all over your face and neck with the help of a cotton ball. Do this several times a day. But make sure to apply the water only after cleansing your face and leave the water on the skin to dry naturally.
6-Coconut Oil– is very rich in antioxidants that help in keeping skin healthy and nourished. Research has proven that coconut is very effective in healing cuts, wounds, scratches and sunburns. Regular application can also help guard against the damaging effects of UV rays.
7- Night Cream– Make your own night cream with 2 tsp of Organic coconut oil, add 1/2 tsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of honey & 1 Vitamin E oil capsule. Mix it well and store in small container and apply regularly at night. In a few days you will see difference in skin tone and texture.