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Yogurt consists of probiotics which lighten the skin
The vitamin C in the lemon juice protects the skin cells from the UV rays
Applying cucumber paste will help your skin regain its lost glow
During summers, the heat doesn’t just dehydrate our body but also robs away all the moisture from our skin making it look dull and dry. The skin tans because of the UVA radiation from the sun. The UVA rays pierce into the lower layers of the epidermis and trigger the cells called melanocytes. These cells produce melanin, the brown pigment in the skin that causes tanning. Tanning increases the risk of pre-mature aging of the skin. Our hands are subjected to the maximum amount of sun exposure as they are rarely hidden from the harmful rays. This may cause an uneven skin tone and discoloration. To get rid of tanning, people may opt for harsh methods like bleaching their skin, but this causes further darkening and makes it rough and dry. Here are a seven home remedies for tanned hands that are completely natural and without any harmful side-effects:
1. Yogurt and Turmeric
Take a bowl of yogurt and add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mix it together and apply it on your tanned hands. Rinse it off after 20 minutes. Yogurt contains probiotics which lighten the skin and moisturize it while turmeric improves uneven skin tone.
2. Soaking in Lemon Juice
Take a bowl with warmlemon juice and soak your tanned hands in it for 20 minutes. After that, rinse your hands with cold water. The vitamin C in the lemon juice protects the skin cells from the UV rays. Make sure you moisturize your skin after this as the acidic lime juice may make your skin dry.
3. Aloe Vera
Take some fresh aloe vera gel from the sap of the leaf and apply it on your hands. Leave it overnight and wash it off in the morning. The gel consists of antioxidants that protect the skin cells and remove the tan.