For so many reasons, you may have lost your natural glow and skin tone. This often is the case with working women. The scorch summer weather can significantly burn your fair complexion especially the facial part being uncovered. Keep reading on How To Get Original Skin Color Back and how to regain original skin colour.
Want to know how to deal with this badly-behaved thing? You can look like the real-you by getting back your natural skin appearance by following the steps below.
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How To Get Original Skin Color Back
1. Cleanse, Exfoliate and Moisturize
Skin cleansing and moisturizing are daily-to-do things. While exfoliation will be fine twice a week. Do not overdo as it might damage your skin and make it more prone to sensitivity. Remember, precaution is always better than the cure and wherein facial skin is involved, extra care becomes must.
Better to exfoliate your whole body skin manually (avoid using electric devices) with focus on face, feet and hands. You can use a quality face wash with exfoliating particles in it.
More apt way is to make your own exfoliator by adding one teaspoon of ground almonds/oatmeal to your regular cleanser. It will help you to lighten the skin and as the dead cells takes off, your naturally normal skin tone will be back soon.
2. Change your Routine and Attire
Do not go out unnecessarily and always protect yourself from sun. Mostly discoloration and facial skin darkening is caused by sunâ€™s ultraviolet rays. The best way is to wear large yet stylish hat and do use sunblock with minimum SPF of 30. SPF 15 is mild and also good but may not defend you against UVA and UVB sun rays specifically in summer.
Drink a lot of water because dehydration can have harmful effects on your skin. And, summer is officially the season of dryness for everything to every person.
3. Do Tan-Removing-Facial Every Weekend
I do recommend weekend facial to all women who desperately want to get rid of tanned skin and bright it up to the original. It is not a tough task at all and all you need is to have a cleanser, scrub, tan removing face pack, toner and lotion/moisturizer to do it yourself. If affordable, you can visit a salon to take pleasure of professional services. You will see wonders happening to your skin.
For quick removal, I regularly apply thin paste of sandalwood and rose water every night on my face for about 15 minutes. It also keeps my skin soft and young-looking. With kitchen ingredients, you can make a face pack/mud mask to gain amazing results. Below is the simplest recipe
Mix 1 teaspoon of fullerâ€™s earth, 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder, 1/2 teaspoon of Tulsi (basil) and make a paste by adding sufficient rose water plus few drops of glycerin. For fast results, you can apply this mask twice a week after proper cleansing and do not forget to dab toner and moisturizer in the end.
4. Eat Fresh, Green, Healthy and At Regular Intervals:
Improve you eating behavior by avoiding energy drinks and cokes. Minimize, in fact I would ask you to quit taking processed food. Fast food is lethal and so is the excessive sugar intake.
The best way to make your body and its outer shell â€˜skinâ€™ healthy, radiant and young is to eat fresh fruits, green vegetables regulary. Random eating intervals can break down your metabolism thatâ€™s not good for overall human health.
5. Sleep in Time and Do Natural Treatments:
What next? You need to sleep tight and right. Yes poor sleeping habits can have drastic effects on your health and beauty.
- Bathe regularly in morning and night too
- Rinse your skin with lemon juice
- Rub your skin with raw potato
- Slather the pure Aloe Vera all over your skin (rinse off as it dries)
- Apply turmeric+olive oil paste (leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing)
Many other remedies are also available but these are my personally experienced. You can also use these all with confidence.
7 Ways to Even Your Skin Tone After a Summer of Tanning
While many pale-skinned beauties spend hours soaking in the sun to achieve that sun-kissed glow, those already blessed with a natural tan try to avoid it at any cost. I think tans look beautiful on others, but personally, I prefer my natural skin tone opposed to being a bit darker. Don’t get me wrong — I love tans, but sunbathing in my case, usually results in uneven skin tone, harsh skin, breakouts, as well as my dark circles becoming much darker. Not to mention lots of sun exposure leads to skin cancer, and that is why I try to avoid tanning as much as possible.
This past summer ended up being one where I was out in the sun a lot. My skin tone became significantly darker than it originally was. To help restore my natural skin color, I am using a few beauty remedies to help even out my skin tone, which I thought to share with my beautiful Brown Girls.
Some products and remedies I regularly use are:
1. Lemon and Honey
The citrus nature of lemon and the healing properties of honey make this an ideal combo to get rid of a tan. Mix the two products in equal portions and apply to face. Leave the mixture on for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. I try to do this every other day, but if I am feeling especially lazy, I apply lemon to my face and let it sit for around twenty minutes before rinsing off.
2. Haldi and besan mask
(also known as turmeric powder and gram flour)
These two powders mixed together and applied to the face really help clear your skin tone and gives your face a fresh glow. I usually apply the mask at least once a week during the summer. The recipe I use is as follows:
- 1 Tb of turmeric powder
- 1 Tb of gram flour
- 1 Tsp of milk
- ½ Tsp of honey
- 1 Tsp of lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients together until it is a thick consistency and apply to a thin layer of it on your face. Once it begins drying, apply some more milk to your face to ensure it is still moist. Leave the mask on for twenty minutes and wash it off. Also, please be careful with gram flour because many people are allergic to it without knowing it. Do a test on your wrist before to make sure you are not allergic.
Moisturize your skin with a product that assists in evening out skin tone. The biggest problem that occurs with tanning is uneven skin tone. I use Derma E’s Skin Lighten Natural Fade Age Spot Creme once in the morning and once at night. I applied it twice a day for two weeks now, and I see a slight difference in my skin tone.
4. Exfoliate Regularly
I try to exfoliate every day by using the Clarin’s Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System with a skin cleanser to make sure I am getting rid of my dead skin cells. I also use Freeman’s Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask for further exfoliation. Freeman’s Charcoal face mask is a must-have product. Not only does it exfoliate your skin, but it also leaves your face looking incredibly clean, fresh and polished!
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera does wonders for your skin! I swear by this product and religiously apply aloe vera to my face all year long. Not only does it help get rid of acne, but it assists in evening out your skin tone as well.
I would suggest scheduling an appointment for microdermabrasion towards the end of summer or buy a microdermabrasion machine yourself to get rid of all your excess dead skin. Microdermabrasion is a procedure that sands your skin with a special instrument, which makes room for a new, smoother layer of skin to replace the skin that has been treated. By sanding the skin, microdermabrasion removes the first layer of your skin, allowing for your natural skin pigment to seep through.
Sunscreen is a must-have all year round. I know sometimes the feel of sunscreen lotion is not the most appealing. However, in order to avoid skin problems as you age, protection from the sun is necessary. Many brands have solved the issue of sunscreen being too greasy for face application. Neutrogena’s sunscreen is great quality, and better yet, they also make a version labeled “dry touch,” which is specifically created to ensure your face does not feel greasy after application.
I hope these tips help those looking to get rid of tan, share secret beauty methods with us in the comments section!