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How to Get Rid of Severe Tan: Effective Solutions for Indian Skin

by Damini Verma 05 Jul 2024

For many in India, sun exposure is a daily reality, often leading to unwanted tanning. This can impact self-confidence, making us feel less like ourselves. If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and felt disheartened by a deep tan, you’re not alone. Here’s a heartfelt guide to help you reclaim your natural skin tone and boost your confidence.

Understanding Tanning

Tanning is your skin's way of protecting itself from the sun's harmful UV rays by producing more melanin. While a bit of sun-kissed glow can be beautiful, too much exposure can lead to an uneven, patchy complexion and long-term skin damage. The good news is that with the right care, you can reverse the effects of severe tanning.

Preventive Measures

Prevention is always better than cure. Protecting your skin from further tanning is crucial as you work to reduce existing tan.

  1. Sunscreen: Think of sunscreen as your skin’s shield. Use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher, applying it generously to all exposed skin 15-20 minutes before going outside. Reapply every 2-3 hours, especially if you’re sweating or swimming.
  2. Protective Clothing: Embrace stylish hats, sunglasses, and long sleeves. Not only do they protect you, but they also add a touch of flair to your outfit.
  3. Avoid Peak Hours: Try to stay indoors between 10 AM and 4 PM when the sun is at its strongest. If you need to be outside, seek shade whenever possible.

Home Remedies for Tan Removal

Nature offers some of the best remedies to lighten a tan. These simple, homemade treatments can help you reclaim your glow:

  1. Lemon and Honey: Lemon’s natural bleaching properties combined with honey’s moisturizing effects make a powerful duo. Mix equal parts lemon juice and honey, apply to tanned areas, and rinse off after 20 minutes.
  2. Yogurt and Turmeric: Yogurt soothes and lightens skin, while turmeric adds a healthy glow. Mix a tablespoon of yogurt with a pinch of turmeric, apply to your skin, and wash off after 30 minutes.
  3. Tomato Pulp: Rich in antioxidants, tomatoes can reduce redness and tan. Apply fresh tomato pulp to the skin, leave it on for 20 minutes, and rinse with cool water.
  4. Aloe Vera: Known for its soothing properties, aloe vera can lighten tan and heal sun-damaged skin. Apply fresh aloe vera gel before bed and wash it off in the morning.
  5. Cucumber Extract: Cucumber cools the skin and helps fade tan. Apply cucumber juice to the affected areas, leave it on for 20 minutes, and then rinse off.

Over-the-Counter Products

For a more targeted approach, consider these over-the-counter options:

  1. Exfoliating Scrubs: Regular exfoliation removes dead skin cells, revealing lighter skin beneath. Choose scrubs with natural ingredients like walnut, apricot, or oats.
  2. Tan Removal Creams: These creams contain ingredients like kojic acid, glycolic acid, and vitamin C, which help reduce tan and even out skin tone.
  3. Face and Body Washes: Opt for products with brightening ingredients such as papaya, lemon, turmeric, or bearberry extracts.

Professional Treatments

If your tan is particularly stubborn, professional treatments can provide dramatic results:

  1. Chemical Peels: These treatments use alpha and beta hydroxy acids to exfoliate the skin and promote new skin growth, reducing tan.
  2. Microdermabrasion: This technique exfoliates the skin using a special device, improving texture and reducing tan.
  3. Laser Treatments: Lasers can target and break down melanin, effectively lightening tan and evening out skin tone.

Daily Skincare Routine

Consistency is key in skincare. Here’s a daily routine to help maintain and improve your skin tone:

  1. Cleanse: Use a gentle cleanser to remove impurities.
  2. Exfoliate: Exfoliate 2-3 times a week to slough off dead skin cells.
  3. Moisturize: Hydrate your skin with a suitable moisturizer for your skin type.
  4. Protect: Never skip sunscreen.

Otrix Ubtan Body Washes

At Otrix, we understand the emotional impact of severe tanning. Our body washes are specially formulated with natural brightening ingredients to help you achieve a more even skin tone. Infused with extracts like papaya, lemon, and aloe vera, Otrix Ubtan Body Wash not only cleanses your skin but also works to reduce tan and restore your natural radiance.

Experience the refreshing and effective benefits of Otrix Body Washes and see the difference they can make. With regular use, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your skin tone and texture, helping you feel more confident and beautiful.


Dealing with a severe tan can be frustrating and disheartening, but with the right approach, you can regain your natural glow. By combining preventive measures, home remedies, effective products, and professional treatments, you can achieve a brighter, more even complexion. Trust Otrix to support you on this journey, offering body washes that enhance your skincare routine and help you embrace your beautiful, glowing skin. Reclaim your confidence and love the skin you’re in.

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