Tan lines are the unwanted streaks and stripes that usually form on your arms, face and neck region, but also appear on skin areas that your clothes cover. The worst thing about the tan lines is they stick around for weeks like the annoying guest who don’t get the sign that we are asking them to leave. Reduction of these lines takes a lot of time and patience, but it is possible.
Here are 5 tips that you can try to even out tan lines.
Lemon: Lemon juice from a freshly cut lemon is one of the most effective methods that will help in reducing tan lines. Squeeze the lemon juice from the fruit and mix it with honey, and apply it on the tanned areas. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes, and then wash your skin.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera gel that is in the leaves of the plant is packed with high amounts of antioxidants and enzymes that are great for your skin’s overall health. They are highly effective in reducing tan lines and ward off sunburns.
Coconut Oil: All types of natural oils provide some relief from tan lines, but coconut oil is the best of the bunch. Take 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil and apply them on the tanned areas, leave them on overnight. In the morning, wash them with cold water. After two-three repeats, the lines become barely visible.
Baking Soda: Surprised? Yes, baking soda is a really good remedy that will help in the toning down of tan lines. Take 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda and mix it until it becomes a thick paste-like mixture. Apply the paste on tanned areas of your skin and remove it after 15 minutes.
Milk cream: Milk cream contains nourishing and moisturizing agents that help in the brightening of your skin. Take ½ tablespoon milk cream and mix it with turmeric and make a paste. Apply it on the tanned areas and leave it for at least half an hour to see the best results.
Exfoliate and Scrub: Yes, you can scrub your skin and carefully exfoliate the parts where the lines are most visible. This is the most basic method that fastens the fading process. During this, it is important to keep your skin highly moisturized. Most moisturizers contain high levels of vitamin E and other essential natural extracts that will keep your skin healthy.
Now you know the easy methods to reduce tan lines, it is also important to learn how to avoid them in the first place. Regular use of sunblock that is SPF 50 and SPF 15 rich might help, keeping your skin moisturized.