Enjoying time with friends and family while basking in the warm sun is what summer is all about. While summer gives us all the fun and games, it also leaves us with those pesky tan lines. Tanning on the skin can result from exposure to dangerous sunrays, and it can sometimes be quite difficult to get rid of. Therefore, it is advisable to take preventative measures to avoid tanning entirely. Every season calls for a certain skincare regimen, and summertime skincare includes anti-tanning measures. Additionally, prolonged exposure to the sun’s damaging rays is bad for the health of your skin because it can hasten the aging process of your skin.
How to effectively avoid tanning:
1. Use sunscreen
Sunscreen is a year-round necessity since it shields the skin from UVA and UVB rays. Apply copious amounts of sunscreen to your entire body, including your face, neck, hands, and legs, during the summer. Apply sunscreen with two fingers to guarantee you’re covering your skin with the appropriate amount. Additionally, bringing a stick or spray sunscreen is an excellent choice to keep on applying your sunscreen every two to three hours. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outside in the sun.
2. Utilize aloe vera gel
Aloe vera works well as a summertime coolant. In addition to soothing sunburn, it also lessens tanning. After a long, hot day, use some aloe vera gel that you keep in the fridge. Apply some gel to your hands, neck, face, and any areas that need it. After 15 minutes, remove it with a moist cloth. After just a few usage, you’ll notice that your skin is smooth and supple and that your tan lines are receding.
3. Exfoliation is essential
Exfoliating your skin is one of the main strategies to stop tanning. Exfoliation makes sure that all of the dead skin cells are removed from your skin and that your pores are clear. Prepare a DIY scrub for your skin by combining yogurt and tomato pulp, and exfoliate it gently twice a week. Vitamin C is present in tomatoes, and yogurt is a good source of lactic acid, which works well to lighten tans. Chemical exfoliation with AHAs and BHAs is another option for removing tan.
4. Use a DIY face and body pack
Instead of a chemical exfoliation; just make sure to test it on a small area of skin first. You may easily construct a tan removal pack for yourself from items in your kitchen. Combine 1 tbsp. of yogurt, 1 tbsp. of gram flour, 1 tsp. of sandalwood powder, and 1 pt. of turmeric. You can add raw milk or honey if you have dry skin. Apply this paste all over your body and face, then wait for it to dry. Apply a little lotion after rinsing it off with cold water. These substances are all naturally brightening and aid in preventing and removing tan.
5. Make sure you’re protected
To avoid tanning, dress with long sleeves. When you are outside in the sun, keep a cover-up or kimono with you. Additionally, it can be rather soothing to dress in loose, cotton clothing during the intense heat. Maintain a bandana or cap on your head.