Homemade hacks for tan removal


During summer, it is our favorite activity to go out at the beach or in the pool and lay there in the bright sunlight to release all the stress and enjoy a lazy day. To protect us from the harsh sun rays, we wear few things, like sunscreen and sunglasses. But despite applying an adequate amount of sunscreen, we still get enough tan on our skin that looks too dark for a long period of time. Moreover, this dark pigment goes uneven on our body and makes our skin dull.

To reverse the tanning, there are a few easy methods that you can use at your home. These methods require some common ingredients that you can easily find in the market near you or in your kitchen. To remove the tan quickly, the best thing you can do is make the arrangement before you go out in the sun and apply immediately after getting sun exposure to treat dry and tanned skin. These methods are explained below:


Ice Cubes to Remove Tan

The cold ice cubes work well to calm and soothe our skin after sun exposure. It helps to cool the deeper layers of our skin and prevent further damage to our skin cells.

Along with the ice, extracts of different vegetables like tomatoes and potatoes can be used to reverse the tanning. To use vegetables, take a large ice cube tray and fill half of it with mineral water and half of it with the extracted juice from tomatoes or potatoes with some cucumber. Instead of cucumber, you can also use Aloe Vera juice. Now put the tray in the freezer.

After you come back from sun exposure, use these ice cubes to de-tan your skin. Rub them softly on your skin for a few minutes and after rubbing, wash your skin with cold water. These ice cubes will remain good for use for a month.  

A Potato Sheet Mask for Tan Removal

Potato juice also contains some ingredients that work well to remove the tan. However, it can be a little cumbersome to squeeze the potatoes to get the little amount of juice it contains. Therefore, to use it efficiently, extract the potato juice and freeze it in the refrigerator.

To apply the potato extract on your skin, dip a soft cloth or cotton in the extract. After the clothes get completely soaked, place them on your skin to remove the tan. Dip enough clothes in the extract so that you can cover your entire skin where you want to remove the tan.

Keep the soaked cloth on your skin until it gets dry. Now remove the cloth and wash your skin with normal water. This is a very effective method because it lets the useful elements penetrate deep into your skin and repair the damage.

Scrubbing Soap for De-tan

Another creative way to remove the tan is by creating your own de-tan soap. All you need to make this soap is a transparent soap base, papaya essential oil, and sesame seeds. 

To prepare the soap, simply cut the soap base into smaller pieces and heat them in a microwave oven for 30 seconds or until they are converted into liquid. Now add the papaya essential oil and sesame seeds to it and mix it well. Instead of sesame seeds, you can also add flaxseeds which also work as great exfoliators.

To use this solution, gently rub it on your tanned skin. The papaya acts as a great natural enzyme that goes deep into the layers of our skin and repairs it. It also makes our skin light and removes dark spots.


Getting tanned skin under bright sun exposure is a normal thing. It’s even looking good until but only to a certain extent. To reverse this tan, you can use these home-based methods that will also work to make your skin healthy and soft.