Throughout the summer, you have been sitting outdoors, in order to get that glowing tan. As the season is coming to an end, you see that the sun has resulted in tan lines on the visible areas of your body. What to do now? Tan lines, whether from sunbathing, sunless tanners or self- tanners, need to be treated at the earliest, especially if you want to show off flawless skin. In case you are at loss on how to get rid of tan lines, the following lines would surely prove to be handy. Read on and explore ways to remove the tan lines.
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Getting Rid Of Tan Lines
One of the best ways to get rid of the tan lines is to make use of a self-tanner, which is known to be pretty effective. You will need to spread the tanner evenly on your skin, especially blending it around the area where you can see visible tan oil-based lines. When you make use of a self tanner, be sure to keep away from exfoliate lotions, as they might leave a residue on your skin and interfere with the absorption of the former.
If you do not want to get a tanned look overall, regular exfoliation would be your best bet, to get rid of the tan lines. It will help you get back your original skin tone, by removing the dead cells gradually. Apply baby oil on the areas that have tan lines and let it sit for half an hour. Now, take a shower and immediately after, exfoliate your skin, by gently massaging it with a soft cloth. You can also soak yourself in a hot bathtub and use a body scrub, for the purpose.
You can also use a homemade exfoliant, to get rid of the tan lines on your body. Apart from being inexpensive, it is also natural and without any negative effects. All you have to do is mix one cup of baking soda with a half cup of water. Use warm water to dampen the body part with tan lines. Now, get a handful of the mixture and massage the area with it, moving in circles. Thereafter, rinse your skin thoroughly and dry it with a soft towel.
Lotion With Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Yet another option would be to go for a lotion with alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). It will help you get rid of dead skin cells and with it, the tan lines as well. Other products that can help you deal with tan lines are 100% pure vitamin E lotion or chilled aloe vera. Both the products need to be used at night, before going to bed. You can also use any other product that contains hydrogen peroxide. However, before applying it, make sure to test your skin for any irritation.
Bronzer Or Makeup Remover
If you want a temporary solution for tan lines, bronzer and makeup remover will come across as the best ones. Go for a bronzer with color closest to your skin tone. Brush a small amount over the area with the tan lines and blend. In case of neck and face, you can opt for liquid makeup remover, to do away with blotches. In the latter case, you will have to repeat the process every night, till the tan becomes even all over your neck and face.