Natural detan remedies can help bring your skin back to normal if you soaked up too much sun. Getting a tan can leave some dark or uneven spots on your body or worse, leave you with sunburnt skin. Buying cosmetic products is certainly a good option to reverse these effects, but may cause more harm than good because of all the chemicals in their formula. A more natural approach can save you hundreds of dollars and lessen the likelihood of irritating your skin. Read on for three easy recipes to help you make your own detan cream and instructions on how to use each.
3 Natural Detan Cream Recipes to Brighten Your Skin
Tomatoes and Yogurt Cream
Combining these two ingredients creates a powerful natural remedy that detans and revitalizes the skin.
The citric properties of tomatoes work as a natural bleaching agent to detan the skin. Aside from that, tomatoes contain a wealth of nutrients to revitalize the skin:
- Potassium – helps regulate the water content in cells preventing dry skin
- Vitamin C – has antioxidants that help collagen synthesis to promote skin elasticity
- Lycopene – gives the body antioxidants that help treat skin damage and prevent premature aging
- Astringent properties – help prevent acne, whiteheads, and blackheads
Yogurt, on the other hand, contains lactic acid which is a natural and mild bleaching agent that helps dissolve dead skin cells. The natural exfoliation provided by yogurt minimizes the appearances of wrinkles and lines. It also helps moisturize and revitalize the skin for a naturally radiant glow.
Interested in making this cream? Simply follow the instructions below to make your own tomatoes and yogurt cream.
Step 1: Blend the Tomato Juice
Throw one tomato into the blender and blend until it becomes tomato juice, then pour into a bowl.
Step 2: Add Yogurt
Add a tablespoon of plain yogurt to the tomato juice.
Step 3: Mix the Ingredients
Mix the ingredients until they form a paste.
Step 4: Apply the Mixture
Apply the paste on the suntanned areas and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water after. Please note that using tomato juice may cause itchiness to the skin, but the regular application will get the skin to adjust and stop feeling itchy.
Oats and Buttermilk Detan Scrubbing Cream
Oats are great for all skin types because of its soothing anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains saponins, which are a natural cleanser that helps remove dirt from the pores. Oats are also a natural exfoliant that can remove dead skin cells.
Buttermilk contains lactic acid which softens and peels the skin to give it a natural glow. Since it also contains lemon juice, the astringent properties found in lemons can also help in treating freckles, age spots, and may help prevent acne. Buttermilk is very easy to make, and you can easily save time and money by making it yourself.
Follow this simple 3-step recipe to create your very own oat-buttermilk detan scrub.
Step 1: Mix the Ingredients
Mix one tablespoon of oats with two tablespoons of buttermilk.
Step 2: Apply the Cream
Apply the mixture evenly and massage the face.
Step 3: Leave and Wash
Let the mixture rest on your face for 20 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Aloe Vera and Lemon Juice Cream
Aloe vera contains plenty of vitamins and compounds, including vitamin C, E, and beta-Carotene. Its benefits to the skin include:
- Vitamin C – helps stimulates the production of collagen, which provides elasticity to the skin and helps it appear more youthful.
- Vitamin E – provides sun protection to prevent damage to the skin. It absorbs harmful UV rays from the sun when applied topically.
- Beta-Carotene – reduces sensitivity to the sun and boost the effectiveness of your sunscreen. It also prevents premature skin aging because of its antioxidants properties.
On the other hand, lemon juice is rich in citric acid which is a natural bleaching agent and may help lighten and brighten the skin. It can brighten dark spots, age spots, and bad tans and help them fade. Lemons are also antibacterial and can help treat acne when used.
Follow this simple recipe to make your own aloe vera and lemon juice detan cream:
Step 1: Gather the Ingredients
For this recipe, you’ll need aloe vera juice squeezed from around 3 leaves and around 2-3 drops of lemon juice.
Step 2: Mix the Ingredients
Get a mixing bowl and mix the Aloe Vera and Lemon juice with a whisk.
Step 3: Application
Use a cotton ball to apply the paste in your face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
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Sun tanning is fun, but spending too much time under the sun won’t be fun when you end up with burnt skin. Using natural remedies to detan your skin can be more beneficial to your skin (and wallet) than spending hundreds of dollars on expensive cosmetics. Cosmetic products are full of chemicals and bleaching agents that may irritate the skin. However, if you think that the burn on your skin is unusual or is causing you extreme discomfort, it’s always better to consult a medical professional first. You don’t want to try something that could cause your skin further irritation, after all. We hope this guide has helped you find recipes for natural de-tanners so you can easily reverse the effects of prolonged exposure to the sun.
What natural remedies do you like to use to detan your skin? Tell us in the comments section below!