How To Remove Tanning From Hands At Home?

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The summer season has arrived and along with its skin tanning as usual. I love the summer season like the rest of the seasons, the thing I don’t like is a suntan. Skin tanning is inevitable in summer and our hands are the most affected by harmful sun rays.

If you’re looking for how you can remove tanning from hands at home then let me tell you there are many easy methods by which you can treat sun tan at home. Let’s look at causes, treatment (home-based), and prevention of tanning.

What is tanning and how does our skin tan?

Sun tanning is the sign of melanin increase caused by excessive exposure in the sun. Melanin is the pigment in a person’s skin, hair, and eyes. The more you stay in the sun, the more your body will produce melanin. Melanin is a natural protector against the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun.

According to the American Cancer Society, people who have more melanin in their skin have a lower risk of sunburn and skin cancer. In general, a tan is a skin trying to protect itself from sun damage.

Let’s go to your kitchen now because the stuff you need for beautiful hands is right there. The remedies made with natural ingredients are more safe and effective rather than chemical treatments. Here are the best handy remedies (home-based) to remove sun tanning from your hands.

1. Yogurt & Gram Flour Pack

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  • 3 tbsp. of gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp. of yogurt
  • 1 tsp. of lemon juice


Make a smooth paste by mixing all the ingredients well. Apply this paste on your hands, and if you want you can apply this on your arms also. Leave this for 15 minutes and wash it with plain water.

If your skin is sensitive, you can use plain water instead of lemon juice. I personally sometimes use tomato juice in this remedy.

Do this tan removal remedy twice a week.

2. Gram Flour & Turmeric Pack

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  • 3 tbsp of gram flour (Besan)
  • 2 pinch of turmeric (Haldi)


Make a paste by adding some water to the ingredients. You can also scrub it a little after applying it on hands. Now let it sit for 15 minutes and wash thoroughly with lukewarm water.

For tan free hands this remedy can be repeated 2-3 times a week.


3. Aloe Vera & Honey Pack

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  • 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp of honey


To get rid of sun tan apply this natural aloe vera gel and honey paste on your hands and leave this for 15 minutes. Wash it off with plain water.

Apply this 2-3 times a week to see the results you want.


4. Cucumber & Lemon Juice Pack

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  • Half cucumber
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • One cotton ball


Shred a cucumber and takes out its juice. Then mix lemon juice in it and apply this mixture on the affected area with a cotton ball. Let it dry and wash it with water.

You can do this remedy 2-3 times a week to banish the tan from hands.

Tip – The cucumber pulp that is left after extracting the juice can be applied on the face.

5. Multani Mitti (Fullers Earth) Pack

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  • 1 tbsp of multani mitti
  • 2 tbsp of coconut water


Mix all the ingredients and make a smooth paste. Apply this pack on your hands in an even layer. Now leave it to dry. Wash it off with normal water. Tomato juice or rose water can also be used instead of coconut water in this remedy.

Remove tanning from hands by using this pack twice a week.


6. Sour Curd & Turmeric Pack

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  • 2 tbsp of sour curd
  • 1 pinch of turmeric


In this remedy, there is no need to add water, just mix curd and turmeric well to make the smooth paste. Now apply on your hands and let it settle for 20 minutes. Wash it off with normal water by rubbing it gently.

This remedy can be repeated 2-3 times a week to lighten the skin tone of hands.

7. Sandalwood & Turmeric Pack

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  • 2 tbsp of sandalwood powder
  • 2 pinch of turmeric


Make a smooth and fine paste of ingredients by adding plain water or rose water. Apply this paste on hands and leave it to dry completely. Use normal water to wash this. To get glowing skin, people have been using this remedy since old times.

I prefer to use a sandalwood stick with a stone grinder to prepare sandalwood paste. This work takes both time and effort. But you can use sandalwood powder if you don’t have enough time.

Repeat this 2 times a week for superior results.


8. Tomato & Yogurt Pack

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  • 2 tbsp of yogurt
  • 1 tbsp of tomato juice


Mix both ingredients without using water. Now apply this mixture on hands and let it dry. Wash it off with normal water.

You can do this remedy 3 times a week to get rid of tanned skin.

9. Potato Juice Pack



  • 1 raw potato
  • One cotton ball


Take one raw potato and after grinding take out the juice. Then apply the juice on your hands and leave it to dry. It can also be applied to the face. Later wash it off with water.

Repeat this 3 times a week for tan free hands.

10. Saffron & Raw Milk Pack

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  • Few saffron strands
  • Half cup of milk


Soak few saffron strands in milk overnight. Next morning apply this milk on tanned hands and let the mixture turn dry. Rinse with normal water. Using this mixture on your face can give you a luxurious glow.

Repeat this twice a week for beautiful results.

11. Orange Peel & Milk Pack

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  • 1 tbsp of orange peel powder
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tsp of honey


Again, mix all the ingredients and apply this on your hands after making the fine paste. Keep it for 15 mins before washing. You can also use a pinch of turmeric as per your wish.

Use this best tan remover pack twice a week.


12. Aloe Vera & Masoor Dal (Red Lentil) Pack

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  • Half cup masoor dal (soaked in water)
  • 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel


Make a fine paste of soaked masoor dal in a mixer. Now add aloe vera gel and mix it well. Apply this pack on your hands, if you want you can apply this on legs too. Leave it for 20 minutes. After that, gently scrub your hands and legs and wash them with normal water.

Repeat this tan removal scrub remedy twice a week for visible results.

Now its time to see how the hands can be protected from being tanned.

Pro tips to prevent tanning from hands

  • Wear protective clothing while you step out and if you’re driving you must wear gloves.
  • Be sure to apply sunscreen before stepping out and apply it again if you want to stay in the sun for a long time.
  • Always avoid outdoor activity between 11 AM to 4 PM if not necessary.
  • Never use bleaching products regularly to whiten the skin.

A good way to get rid of suntan is to protect more your skin from harsh sunlight. Light suntan fades on its own 3-4 days. But in case of severe sunburn, you will have to take treatment from the doctor. Removing tan from hands is not so easy but it is also not difficult. You just have to be patient.

If you were looking for effective ways to remove tanning from hands sitting at home then I hope these tips for tan removal will help you. Give it a try and share your experience with us.

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