Skin Care

How To Remove Sun Tan From Face

Everyone loves to enjoy beaches in the summers and have fun in the sun. But no person wants to deal with the after-effects of sun exposure. Exposure to the UV rays of the sun leads to skin tanning along with various skin problems like hyperpigmentation, dark spots, loss of skin moisture which makes the skin look dull etc.

Tanning is the most common skin problem found in individuals. Tanning is caused majorly due to exposure to sun rays which increase melanin production. Melanin is the reason for skin colour. With an increase in melanin, the skin gets darker. Tanning causes the exposed areas of your body like the face, arms, legs, neck etc to become dark. The dark patches make your skin look uneven and untoned. This hampers the confidence of an individual to an extent that he/she shies away from going out of the house. But, there is a remedy to all the problems.

In this article, you will find various measures for removing sun tan from the face and skin- both naturally and with the help of professional treatments.

How to Remove Tan

Removal of tanning involves skin exfoliation to get rid of dead skin cells which in turn reduces excessive melanin. After tan removal, the skin gets even-toned; there is a healthy glow on the skin which gives you a youthful look.

Tan removal creams or bleaches present in the market are a short term solution for tanning since they only tend to the surface layer. Change in your diet along with drinking plenty of fluids is one way to keep your skin healthy for tan removal. Always include skin-friendly foods in your diet like salads, vegetables, fruits etc.

How to Remove Sun Tan

There are several ways to remove sun tan from face, hands, skin. All you need to do is to book an appointment with dermatologist and get started on the procedure.

Chemical peels

Dermatologists prefer this method over others to remove sun tan from the face, neck, arms, legs or other parts of the body. A chemical peel is applied on the affected part that helps in removing the dead skin layers consisting of excessive melanin. This is turn, provides quick exfoliation and promotes skin regeneration. The new skin underneath is soft, smooth and lighter. Chemical peels can also help in treating some mild acne scars, fine lines etc.

Laser toning

Q-switched YAG laser is a device used under this method to reduce tanning, remove sun tan and break down melanin.


This is an exfoliating treatment used for sun tan removal. This cosmetic procedure involves the removal of the topmost layer of the skin with the help of a device to remove tanning, reduce the signs of ageing, and make the skin look younger. This is a non-invasive procedure that is less time taking.

All three methods of sun tan removal are very successful. But, every method cannot be used by an individual. The choice of treatment is varies from person to person. Labelle has well-trained doctors who can help you in deciding the best possible treatment plan for sun tan removal.

Home Remedies to Remove Sun Tan

There are various home remedies used for treating tanning. Some of them are-

  • Honey and lemon juice

Mix fresh lemon juice with some organic honey and let it sit for thirty minutes before washing it off. Since lemon has bleaching tendencies, it helps in quick tan removal. Vitamin C and citric acid present in lemon also help in lightening acne marks on the skin. Additionally, you can also mix some sugar granules in the mixture to make a scrub.

  • Saffron and milk

Mix some saffron with milk and let it leave its colour. Apply this to your face and leave it on. This helps in improving skin texture, achieving glowing skin along with treating dark circles, acne, pimples etc.

  • Coconut milk

Apply organic coconut milk all over your face with cotton. Leave it until it dries off completely and then wash it away with a milk cleanser. The vitamin C present in coconut milk help in tan removal. It is also very nourishing for the skin and restores skin moisture.

  • Turmeric and sandalwood powder

Mix a pinch of turmeric in sandalwood powder with milk paste. Apply this as a face pack and leave it on until it dries off. While turmeric has healing properties, sandalwood is cooling to the damaged skin and milk exfoliates. Together- these three help in restoring lost skin texture.

  • Aloe Vera gel

Pull out a leaf from the aloe vera plant and scoop out the gel. Apply it on your legs, arms, armpits, face etc generously. Keep it on for at least twenty minutes before washing it off. Regular use of aloe vera gel helps in skin smoothening and removal of suntan.

However, home remedies can never be the ideal solution to any problem since the results are only temporary. Home remedies take a lot of time and always need to be repeated. Hence, to achieve a permanent cure for sun tan removal, you should always opt for professional help from Labelle. The well-trained doctors will help you out in assessing your skin needs and help you in achieving flawless skin. They also help in minimising the risks and dealing with any temporary side effects.

Why Labelle

If you are wondering where to go to remove sun tan from your face, hands and skin, then look no further. Labelle is India’s leading skincare clinic that provides the best fairness treatment that meet international standards. Spread across cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Vizag and Vijayawada- It is the best clinic for achieving exceptional results in the skin. We follow the highest standard protocols and has managed to achieve glorious testimonials from various clients.

So what are you waiting for? Call Labelle today on 0801-900-2020 or book an online appointment through the website. You can fill-up the form on the website while an expert would call you back shortly.

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