People, especially women, take care of the face and neck more than any other part of the body, but hands also can get tanned from the sun. You do every task with your hand, even take care of your face by massaging. Hands are the much-exposed and much-used part of the body, but we often forget them.
During the summer season, our hands and overall body get dehydrated, and the heat waves just steal all the skin moisture that makes our hands and body look dull. When you expose your hands to UVA rays, they pierce into lower epidermis layers and trigger the cells that are known as melanocytes.
Studies from the bewell clinic say that these cells produce melanin which is a brown pigment in the skin that results in tanning. It increases the pre-aging of the skin changes. Hands are the most sun-exposed parts of the body that can get tanned on a daily basis. You do not need bleaching to have an even skin tone but go with the home remedies.
Home Remedies for Tanned Hands
1. Soak hands in lemon juice
Lemon acts as a bleaching agent and useful for many purposes, including enhancing beauty. You need a bowl that is filled with warm water. Squeeze a lemon in warm water and soak your hands for at least 20 minutes. The next step is to rinse your hands with cold water. You can see a crystal clear difference before and after soaking in lemon juice. Studies say that lemons are rich in vitamin C that protects the skin from ultraviolet rays. But acidic properties can make your skin dry. Use a moisturizer to moisturize your hands.
2. Cucumber Paste
Cucumber is the best part of a salad for me as it prevents dehydration and is also beneficial for the skin. Take the cucumber juice and add a few drops of the lemons. Mix them well and make a paste. Apply this mask on your tanned hands and leave it for at least 25 to 30 minutes. The beneficial properties of cucumber will enhance the skin of your hands and give you glowing hands.
3. Remove tans with tomatoes
One of the excellent foods for the skin is tomato. It is known as the best food that helps your skin to glow naturally because it is highly rich in lycopene which is an effective antioxidant that provides many benefits. For example, tomatoes are rich in antioxidants that protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays and prevent skin cancer.
Tomatoes are also good for sunburn. Hands are much-used parts of the body that work a lot. It increases the chances of hands getting tanned the most. That’s the reason that you need to get the tomato pulp and gram flour. Mix them well and make a paste. Apply it on your tanned hands and leave it for at least 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water and get glowing hands.
4. Apply almond paste
Studies from Rubina memorial hospital say that almonds are rich in riboflavin and vitamins that are beneficial for the skin. All you need is to soak them overnight and blend them in the milk the next morning. Make a paste and apply it to your hand overnight. When you wash this mask the next morning, you can notice the glow in your hands’ skin.
5. Aloe Vera
When I hear about aloe vera’s properties, it makes me use its gel for hair and skin every time. Get the gel of aloe vera and apply it to your tanned hands. You can leave it overnight or apply it for at least 30 minutes. It contains antioxidants that protect the skin cells and help in removing tans.
6. Sandalwood and turmeric powder
Turmeric powder has properties that help in improving the complexion of the skin. Take a few spoons of the sandalwood and add it to the turmeric powder. Mix them well in rose water to make the paste and apply it to your hands.
Prevention is the key, and you need to avoid peak hour’s sun exposure to avoid tanned hands. Rinse your hands with coconut water and wear gloves while going outside.