Summers are almost here, along with holidays one thing that Summer brings for us is tan. Our Indian skin tone is prone to tanning a lot. I travel daily on public vehicles and get my share of excessive sun rays and thus I tan so much that sometimes a visible line gets formed. Summer is the time when we want to send some lovely time with family, friends and kids on the beach, in the pool or maybe plan for a beach holiday/vacation and Beach means Tan. Why do we tan? The main reason behind is the melanin pigment. After sitting for some time in the sun, the UV radiations damage the RNA and DNA and this can lead to many skin hazards along with causing skin cancer. To provide protection from this damage our body tans and the skin darkens, all because of the pigment melanin.
Here I have listed down ten anti-tan products which will help in reducing skin darkening and also cure the skin of the harmful damages caused by harsh sunrays.
1 VLCC Anti-Tan facial kit
No matter how busy in the world we are, we should take out some time of our hectic schedule and look after our well-being. Maybe you don’t have the time to spare visiting a salon, get a facial massage or skin treatment. You need not worry much as you can use the VLCC anti-tan skin facial kit at home. You just need to follow the detailed steps, how to apply and your hand movements. Also, numerous you-tube tutorials are available to guide you through the proper steps in doing a facial at home. It is quite an affordable product and available in both stores and online shopping portals.
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2.Lotus Herbals White Glow Yogurt Skin Whitening And Brightening Masque
Yoghurt is very an excellent ingredient to reduce sun damage and bring back the lost glow of your skin. Read more about Yogurt and how can you use it in home remedies to brighten your skin tone HERE . This product by Lotus is by far one of the best face masks I have used to bring an instant shine to my face. You can use it weekly twice or before heading out for any party.
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3. Lotus Herbals Sunscreen
Well, there is a wide range of sunscreen by Lotus Herbals to select from. You get a lot of option from creme finish, to a matte finish to varies ranges of SPF. Out of all I use Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte-look daily Sunblock SPF 40 PA+++. It has a matte finish, water resistant and it is suitable for all skin type from dry to oily. Apply any kind of sunscreen 10-15 min before going out so that the skin can absorb it. The coverage for any sunscreen is 4-5hours, you need to re-apply after it for better protection.
4. Sunban Forte Cream
Now, this is my favourite anti-tan sunscreen, which I use on a regular basis. I carry it when I travel especially to the beaches. It is not a regular product available in the cosmetic shops, it is available in Medical stores. I was prescribed by a skin specialist to use it and ever since I am using it. The coverage and protection it provides are excellent. It is water resistant and suits all skin type. It protects from skin darkening, dark spots, burning sensation if too much exposure to the sun.
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5. Fabindia FACEPACK Lightening and Clarifying
This face pack from Fabindia is a great product to brighten your skin tone. It consists of papaya which is another good ingredient to lighten our skin tone. It repairs damaged skin cells. You will visibly notice the difference after two or three application every week.
6. Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan-Removal Scrub
Scrubbing and washing our face with a mild face wash are two things which we never skip in a day. Either we start our day with a face wash/scrub or end with it. I generally end my day with a face-scrub, apply moisturiser and go to sleep. It keeps my skin hydrated. The scrub helps to remove dead skin cells. This product by Biotique is recommended to use to remove all dead skin cells which happen due to tanning. It contains papaya which is good for our skin.
7. Aroma Magic Tan Removing Milk Pack
I like some of the products from Aroma Magic by Blossom Kocchar. These are available in any store dealing with beauty products across our country. The main ingredient is milk which is good for detaining our skin. The pouches inside the main container are travel-friendly and you can carry it in your handbag. You need to mix it with either milk or rose water. It will leave your skin supple and leave behind a dewy finish.
These are my top 6 anti-tan products which I have been using for quite some time. You can try them too, but remember to do a patch test before applying to check if you are allergic to it. But also rather than using chemical products, there is nothing comparable to home remedies. the best home ingredients to cure skin tan is Yoghurt, Raw Papaya, Tomato, Besan, Sandalwood powder. You can use it in many ways to get rid of a skin tan and bring back the glow.