5 Face Packs for Tanned Skin

: May 5, 2015
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Skin Tanning is the process where in the skin color darkens or gets tanned. The main reason behind this result is the often exposure of skin to the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. They may also be from artificial sources. Tanning bed may be one of the artificial sources. People who get exposed to sun the most face the problem of skin tan. The indulgence of people in passive activities such as sun bathing also leads to skin tanning.
Other people make use of harmful chemical products which can generate a tanning effect without exposing to ultraviolet radiation of sun. People who get exposed to moderate sun light contribute to vitamin D production by the body. The excess exposure to sun rays have negative effects on skin and health. The negative effects may include such as sunburn, lead to the risk of skin cancer, depressed functioning of immune system and accelerate the process of skin tanning.

Following are causes of skin tanning process:

Browner skin is observed when it is being exposed to sunlight than the remaining skin. Production of melanin by cells called melanocytes in the process of melanogenesis is being observed. Two types of melanin namely pheomelanin (red) and eumelanin (very dark brown) is being produced by melanocytes. The body is being protected from absorbing solar radiation by melanin. Direct as well as indirect DNA damage of the skin, is caused due to excess of solar radiation.
 Naturally to repair the damage of skin and protect the skin, the skin cells release further melanin into the skin's cells. This thus results in dark skin color. The UVB in the sunlight cause sunburn. The artificial UV radiation delivered in frequency of UVA, UVB, or a combination of two leads to skin tanning. An oxidative stress is being generated by UVA radiation and this results in oxidization of existing melanin and thus result in rapid darkening of skin.
 The UVB radiation triggers production of melanin (melanogenesis) in the body. This is nothing but direct photo damage of the skin. More than buying expensive cosmetic products fully loaded with harmful chemicals as well as bleaching agents, make use of nourishing face packs made out of naturel ingredients. These ingredients are easily available and made easily.

Following is a list of some easy to make face packs:

1.Cucumber, Rose Water and Lemon Juice Pack:

Cucumber, Rose water and lemon juice
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The lemon has acidic properties. It acts as a natural bleaching agent helps out in removing tan and fights back pimples. The cucumber and rose water act as cooling agents for soothing the blemishes over the skin.

  • Take cucumber juice, rose water and lemon juice in a bowl and mix them well.
  • Apply it over your face with a cotton ball on tanned skin areas.
  • Let it get dry or rest for 12 - 15 minutes.
  • Then wash your face with cold water.

Every day applying this face pack after getting back home from the sun will give you fabulous akin.

2. Bengal Gram Flour (besan) and Turmeric Face Pack:

Besan and turmeric face pack
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This face pack is a combination of wonderful of bleaching and scrubbing agents. Turmeric has very good antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Rose water will give your skin a cooling effect.  So this face pack will give out best results.

  • Take 2 tablespoons of Bengal gram flour (besan) in a bowl.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder, 1 table spoon of milk and 1 table spoon of crushed peels of orange to it.
  • Make a face pack of all the above ingredients with rose water.
  • Wash your face clean and apply the face pack with a brush or hand.
  • Let the face pack rest on your skin and tanned areas for 20 minutes.
  • After the face pack gets dry moisten the dried area by sprinkling or tapping water on it.
  • You may gently scrub the pack in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction.
  • Then wash your face with cold water.

Apply this face pack once or twice a day will give you for effective exfoliated and tan removed skin.

3. Papaya and Honey Face Pack:

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The enzymes present in papaya very well known for skin renewal, whitening of skin, exfoliated skin and restoration. Honey moisturizes and makes the skin soft. Honey has autoxidizing properties. These ingredients will rejuvenate your skin and give a flawless effect.

Take ripe papaya pulp ½ cup in a bowl and mash it well,

  • Add one table spoon of honey to it and mix them well.
  • Apply this face pack on clean face keep it and let it rest on your skin for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Wash your face with cold water and then gently tap your skin with a towel.
  • This face pack will give you very good skin results for tan removing.

4. Tomato, Yogurt and Lemon Juice Face Pack:

Tomato, Yogurt and lemon juice
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Tomato, yogurt and lemon juice has citric acid present in it. They act as a natural bleaching agent to your skin. In tomato juice acts as a natural skin toner. It shrinks the open skin pores as well as reduce oiliness of skin. These ingredients remove dark spots, sun tanned skin and pigmentation over the skin.

  • Take 2 table spoon of tomato pulp and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Add 1 table spoon of yogurt to it.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and apply them on your face.
  • Let it rest or dry on your skin for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off your face with cold water.

The tomato juice may cause itching sensation at beginning, but with regular applications it will mellow down.

5. Oat Meal and Butter Milk Pack:

Oat and buttermilk
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Smooth skin can be gained with butter milk. It also helps healing blisters. Oatmeal acts as a natural scrubbing agent that exfoliates your skin. It removes blackheads and dead cells on your skin. Oat meals are considered as a very gentle scrub on your skin.

  • Take 1-2 table spoon of oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Then add 2.5 tablespoons of butter milk to it and prepare a mixture of them.
  • Apply this mixture on your face and body.
  • Massage it gently in a circular motion.
  • Let it rest for 20-30 minutes and clean it with cold water.
  • This give your skin a clean and exfoliating effect.

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