No matter how much you cover yourself or wear the most expensive sunscreens, you are still ought to get a suntan. To make sure your summer vacation does not turn into a nightmare, make sure you are summer ready.

Your suntan is caused by the production of melanin by your skin, the pigment which gives your skin colour and protects it against harmful UV rays of the sun. The more you stay out in sun the more melanin your skin produces and darker the skin gets.

Here are 5 effective home remedies that will help you remove the tan.

1. Buttermilk

Buttermilk is one of the most effective traditional remedy to remove sun tan. Apply buttermilk on the affected areas. The lactic acid in the buttermilk ill help shed the dark upper layer of the skin naturally and repairs burnt skin. 

2. Aloe Vera

This wondrous herb has all the natural properties to cure sunburn. Apply the transparent gel inside the aloe vera leaf on your skin. You may also mix it with lemon juice to strengthen its brightening effect and exfoliate your skin.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric has been in use in Indian household for numerous purposes from ancient times. For sun bun, make a paste out of turmeric powder and yoghurt and apply this mixture on your skin to remove sunburn and also to protect your skin against harmful UV rays of the sun. 

4. Sandalwood

Make a thick paste using sandalwood and coconut water and apply it on the affected areas of your skin. The cooling and cleansing properties of both sandalwood and coconut water will provide instant relief to sunburn.

5. Papaya

The fruit is not only loaded with antioxidants and vitamins but also contains minerals like magnesium and potassium that will remove the sunburn on the skin. It will also help the skin to heal from the damage. Apply the papaya pulp directly on the affected areas or use it as a face pack.