Get Fair Skin, Glowing Skin, Remove Dark Spots by Simple Homemade Face Packs and Scrubs

I would firstly like to mention that I’m not demeaning the dusky complexion or saying that dusky complexion is not charming. This article is purely for introducing you to methods to remove tan from the face. Tan is the darkening of the skin caused by over-exposure to the sun. These DIY homemade scrubs are meant for removing tan not for enhancing your complexion.

These DIY scrubs help get rid of the dead skin cells and the tanned skin while protecting the skin from the further damage. These scrubs are for all skin type and tone and once again, they are not meant for enhancing your complexion.

Simple Homemade Face Packs and Scrubs to Remove Tan

There are a lot of products available in the market that promise to remove tan in the most natural and effective way. The truth is, these products, no matter what they claim, are loaded with chemicals. For someone who is already tanned, this can be a cause of concern as certain chemicals or ingredients can cause allergies on the skin that has been exposed too much to the sun.

One of the best ways to take care of this situation is by trying out some easy and homemade face packs to remove tan. These use natural ingredients and are very effective in removing the tan from your face. What’s more, these will not cause any side effects and will enhance your skin’s health with their added nutrients and antioxidants.

Here are some tan-removal scrub recipes which you can easily implement at your home and use for magical results.

1. Honey and Papaya Packs:

Papaya and honey, both are amazing when it comes to tan removal. You would just need a papaya and two tablespoons of honey. Take some papaya pulp and mash it properly using your hands. Add two tablespoons of honey to this paste and mix it well to get a consistent paste. Apply this freshly made paste of your tanned skin. Leave it as such until it dries out. Wash the face with cold water. Repeat this procedure thrice a week to get amazing results.

2. Sugar and Lemon Scrub:

This is one of the coolest tan removal scrubs. This can be prepared easily at home in no time. It has sugar whose coarse granules get rid of the dead skin cells and lemon which feeds the skin with Vitamin C. All you need is half a lemon and tablespoon of sugar. You can simply use half of the lemon on your face. Take a half-cut lemon and dip it into the sugar granules. To make the granules a bit gentler on your skin, you can grind the sugar in a grinder. Rub the half lemon with sugar granules on your face in circular motions. Repeat this procedure every day until you get the soft and glowy skin.

3. Sandalwood and Haldi Scrub:

This is yet another effect way to get rid of tan at home. You can use 3 tbsp. of sandalwood powder with a dash of haldi. Add some milk to it and mix the contents thoroughly. Apply this paste over the sun-exposed parts and leave it as such till it dries. Sandalwood has the cooling and soothing effect on our skin which helps in getting rid of tanned skin cells. Haldi has excellent anti-microbial and skin lightening properties. Whole milk has the essential proteins to nourish your skin and the malic acid to detan the skin.

4. Honey and Camphor Scrub:

This is an age old remedy to get rid of tan in no time. This recipe involves a tablespoon of honey, 3 tbsp. of rose water, half tablespoon of ground camphor and a pinch of Haldi. Take a lemon and cut it in half. Take the half-cut lemon and dip it into the mixture made from the ingredients mentioned above. Rub the lemon on your face while dipping it again and again in the mixture. Do this trick daily to get immediate results.

5. Tomatoes Scrub:

Tomatoes have excellent anti-tan properties and due to this amazing property they have been famous since ages. It helps to get rid of the tan from the skin. The acids, tannins and the antioxidants found in tomatoes have the magical effect on the tanned skin. And this scrub is rather easy to use. Just cut a tomato into halves and take one-half. Rub the piece of tomato on your skin using a circular motion. Rub the tomato and leave it for half an hour for your skin until the juices dries up. Repeat the procedure twice daily to get significant results. You can do this trick immediately after coming home from the sun.

6. Orange Or Lemon Peel And Milk Face Pack

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon orange or lemon peel powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw milk
What You Have To Do
  1. Make a smooth paste with the milk and citrus peel powder of your choice. Add more peel powder if the mixture is too runny.
  2. Once ready, apply the paste on your face.
  3.  Let it dry for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with water.

If you are using dried lemon peel, after adding the milk, you can grate it in a food mixer.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this face pack twice or thrice a week.

Why This Works

Milk moisturizes the skin, making it supple and soft. It also exfoliates the darkened layer of skin cells as it contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliant. The lemon and orange peels contain vitamin C and citric acid that help the pack to lighten the skin tone and reduce tanning.


Do apply a small amount of the pack on a small area to check whether the lemon or orange peel powder is too harsh for your skin. Do not apply it directly on irritated skin as it may aggravate the condition.

7. Curd Face Pack For Tanned Skin

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons curd (plain yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the two and apply the pack as a thick layer on the skin.
  2. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with tepid water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every alternate day.

Why This Works

Curd or yogurt contains naturally produced enzymes and acids that remove the tan and exfoliate the skin. It cleanses the skin and also reduces the redness that may have occured due to sun exposure. In this face pack, honey supplies the antioxidants that reverse the skin damage caused by the UV rays.

8. Besan Face Pack For Tanned Skin

You Will Need
  • 2-3 tablespoons besan (gram flour)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients to get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your face and keep it on until it dries (approximately 10-12 minutes).
  3. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this face pack twice a week.

Why This Works

Besan absorbs the impurities from the skin and cleans it. It contains antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin. Turmeric helps to even out the skin tone and remove the tan.

9. Banana Face Pack For Tanned Skin

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 banana
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the banana properly so that no lumps remain.
  2. Add the milk and lemon juice to this and mix well.
  3. Apply this pack on the affected area and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

You can apply this face pack for tanned skin twice a week.

Why This Works

Banana is very moisturizing for the skin. It soothes the skin while nourishing it with healthy vitamins and minerals. It also lends a wonderful natural glow to your skin. These nutrients are essential for the skin to restore its natural tone and glow. The other ingredients in this face pack lighten the tan.

These homemade face packs for tanned skin may take a while to show results, but these results will be long-lasting. Say goodbye to skin tan and get brighter, glowing skin with these face packs.


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