You did your best to get a perfect tan. What you ended up with were dark splotches or a bright color that looks anything but natural. Or maybe, your ethnicity causes your skin to tend towards tanning- to the extreme.
Whatever your case, know that you are not the only one facing this issue. As a result, many people have learned tricks in order to remove dark spots on face. To get rid of those dark spots or that discoloration, you will need more than a simple cleanser for face cleaning.
Many ingredients that are commonly found in homes and grocery stores can be mixed together to create face packs. Basically spreadable masks, face packs should be applied to clean skin.
Most face packs should be allowed to remain on the skin for 5-10 minutes. Many packs will harden in this time period, making them easy to take off. The packs should then be removed and the skin should be rinsed.
After a week or so of using a face pack with homemade ingredients, the skin should be visibly lighter and dark spots should be diminished.
Try one of these 8 powerful homemade face pack to remove your unsightly suntan in a short time frame:
Honey and Lemon
One of the most powerful ingredients for lightening skin, lemon is used in many skin care products, especially homemade ones. It bleaches skin cells, exfoliates, balances the skin, and otherwise helps to improve skin health naturally. Use just a little bit of lemon juice mixed with honey to create this face pack paste. The honey will lighten the skin while also moisturizing it and killing off bacteria.
Coconut and Cucumber Water
Both ingredients that sooth and refresh the skin, coconut and cucumber also work as lightening agents. They help the skin to be healthier, aiding the skin in naturally turning over new layers and shedding those old, discolored cells.
Buttermilk with Oats
Another soothing but effective face pack mixture, the oats here exfoliate. In the exfoliating process, old and impure skin cells are removed. This can include skin cells that are discolored. The buttermilk, meanwhile soothes the skin as it endures this cleansing. As a bonus, these two ingredients will also soften the skin significantly.
Yogurt and Cucumber
Dairy products like yogurt lighten the skin slightly while also exfoliating and softening the skin. Many people use yogurt in their skin care routine on a regular basis, even. Add in the cucumber and you have an extra-lightening agent. Cucumber is milder than lemon, so it tends not to irritate sensitive skin. Some people also prefer the less noticeable odor of cucumber to the strong odor or lemon.
This one seems weird, but the fact is that potatoes are loaded with vitamin C. Working as a natural bleach, the vitamin C soothes any sunburn or irritation while also lightening the pigmentation of the skin. You can add a small amount of lemon or cucumber juice to this paste as well. Just peel and puree and you are good to get started in order to remove dark spots on the face.
Sugar and Lemon
It might seem unusual, but sugar is good for you. Your skin, that is. Sugar naturally exfoliates and is considered one of the best cleansers for face and skin cleaning. As you know by now, lemon also has lightening abilities. These two mixed together are a powerhouse from dark spot removal and facial cleansing all at once.
Lemon and Aloe Vera
That favored ingredient is back again. Lemon really just saves the day when it comes to skin lightening. Aloe Vera, likewise, has some extraordinary skin-soothing powers. Able to lighten skin more gently than lemon, Aloe Vera is popular for use on sunburns. It also works on suntans. Just try it yourself and you will notice the results.
Saffron, Milk, and Honey
Certainly an odd combination, this face mask recipe is comprised on ingredients you can eat for dinner and put on your skin. The milk soothes and softens. The honey in this mixture also soothes but is anti-bacterial too. Saffron, meanwhile, helps exfoliate and lighten discolored skin cells. So, put together, these three ingredients are used as a convenient all-in-one cleanser for face and lightening tool.
Cucumber, rose water and lemon juice
This mask contains two ingredients which have strong skin brightening properties, meaning cucumber and lemon juice. It is a known fact that lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, helping one brighten her/his complexion and enjoy a clear skin. By adding cucumber and rose water to this mask, you will ensure that the skin will also be soothed (thus recovering more easily from the harmful action of UV rays). Apply the mask with the help of a cotton pad, keep it on for 10 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
Papaya and honey
Papaya contains a number of beneficial enzymes, being a great remedy against suntan. The most active substance is papain, which is well known for its skin brightening properties. Not only can this substance help you reduce your suntan but it can also help with blemishes and even scars, making these less visible.
For the best results, it is recommended to mix mashed papaya with honey and then apply it on your face. Maintain the face pack on for about half an hour, then rinse it off with cold water. The added honey will keep your face moisturized, protecting you against bacterial infections (acne) as well.
How to Make These Face Packs
To create any of these face packs, slowly mix together ingredients until a paste-like texture is formed. It is best to add the solid ingredients into the liquids a little at a time while whisking them together. Start with just a tablespoon or two of the liquid.
Exact science is not needed with these face packs, so they should be really convenient. Experiment to determine what will work best for you.
Vaileria Dennis is a Health and Beauty expert, having 10 years of experience in Beauty industry and providing healthy living tips.