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Friday, April 18, 2014
Tried and Tested Home Remedies for Tanning
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summer is here and it brings with it the most common problem; tanning. I come across various solutions for this problem in beauty magazines and online sites but some remedies work and most of them fail. Since I
have grown up with a grandfather who looked no less than a model in his
youth, I have always been updated with easy to follow beauty tips at home to
maintain the charm.
I thought to bring my readers some respite by sharing the home-remedies for
tanning that I have tried, tested and seriously swear by.
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1.The power of red: TOMATOES--> Yes, tomatoes. They work
wonders for a tan. Take a tomato, just cut it into half and rub it on your face
and neck in circular motion. When the top dries a bit, give it a little
squeeze, the juices will come to the top. Rub again. After 2 minutes of
rubbing, leave the red pulp on your face for 10 minutes. Wash your face with
cold water. And tadaaaa! Your face looks quite better already. Repeat for a day
or two if the tan is a stubborn one. Another benefit of rubbing a tomato on the
face is that it helps to peel off that ugly sunburn from your nose. I am sure
you have had that at some point of time. Atleast I did, during a rafting trip
2.Not just for the couch, also for the face: POTATOES--> The juice of potatoes works
great not just for a tan but also for those under eye dark circles that you’ve
formed after working relentlessly for the last few nights. Just grate a potato
and squeeze the juices out. Apply the juice with a cotton ball on your face and
leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Take a power nap if required. Repeat this for a
few days and you’ll get your lovely complexion back.
No this won’t form cheese: RAW MILK and LEMON--> Generally the mixture of
boiling milk and lemon gives us a yummy home-made cottage cheese. But if you
take some raw milk and add to it a few drops of lemon it works amazingly for
the tan. Just apply a layer of this mixture on your face. Let it dry. Apply another
layer. Let it dry. Then apply the third and the last layer. When it almost
dries up rub your face. And you’ll get strands of built up dirt and tan. EEWWW!
I know….But you won’t react that way because you will see a beautiful, cleaner
you in the mirror.
Since I have
always believed that precaution is better than cure. I request you to apply a
sunscreen lotion (SPF 15-30) before you get out. Wear a lovely hat/cap to protect your head and
hair. Flaunt those sunglasses that you’ve shoved in one corner of that little drawer.
And if you do
not have these….
HELLO!!! You just got a
reason to go out and shop! *wink*