With the summer out in all its glory, a trip to the beach is inevitable. If your skin is sensitive and you don’t take proper precautions, you could very well get over-tanned ruining your looks and not to mention grins from friends. Here are some natural remedies that can help you get rid of excess tan and bring back that healthy glow to your skin.
Exfoliate. As you exfoliate your skin, you lose dead cells which make way for newer healthier skin. However when exfoliating your skin, you should make sure that you use a gentle scrub as rough handling of skin in sensitive parts can cause rashes. Also when you use exfoliating scrubs, use only those that have natural salts and don’t try to remove all the tan in one go.
Next, limejuice. Limejuice is the best natural remedy for tanned skin you can lay your hands on. You need to take a big slice of lemon and slide it along the area that got over tanned for about two minutes and rub it in. After that, just leave the juice on the affected area for about ten minutes and then wash away. In case you are wondering, the citric acid in the limejuice is what will cause the breakdown of dead cells and help your skin recover faster.
Just like limejuice, you can also use potato juice for getting your skin back to normal. You can combine one tablespoon of limejuice and adequate potato juice for better results. Just spread the mix of both these wonder juices on the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes. After that, wash off and your skin will look and feel better than ever before.
You can even use honey, papaya skin and over ripe banana to rub over the affected area and get your skin repaired. Until your skin is fully recovered make sure that you wear adequate sun protection when you step outside as new skin would be more vulnerable to the sun at the initial stages. Also drink lots of water and keep your body hydrated during the recovery phase; the sooner you get better, the sooner you can head back to the beach!