For centuries, sporting a heavy tan was a sign of good health and attractiveness, but as people have become increasingly health conscious, the popularity of a tan is falling. This change in what is considered attractive may also be the result of Vampires taking over the film and TV industry. Anyway, if you want to flaunt glowing, pale, Kristen Stewartesque skin there are many easy methods to get rid of your tan. But remember! Getting rid of your tan can take a lot more time than acquiring it.
Limit future sun-exposure
This can be extremely difficult during the Summer when you’re on vacation and all of your friends are basking in sunlight by the shore. However, there are ways to limit damage to your skin. First, regularly use sunblock. The ideal is sunblock with at least SPF 30 with both UVA and UVB protection. Also, try to avoid being outside between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. This is when sun-rays are the strongest. Wearing a cap and tight-knit clothing is also a good idea. You can team your sexy denim shorts and espadrilles with a straw hat for coverage and style.
A tan is usually limited to the top few layers of your skin so the quicker you get rid of dead skin cells, the quicker you get rid of your tan. Exfoliating with a loofah or brush can speed up your tan removal. Try to use softer less abrasive materials as you don’t want to further damage your skin in the process.
Lemon juice has been used for centuries in Asia to remove tans and acquire lighter skin. However, lemon juice is acidic and can dry up your skin making it look ashy and unhealthy. A great solution to this is to use lemon juice with papaya, which is rich in Vitamin A, and some milk. This mixture will work to both remove your tan, and give your skin a soft, healthy glow.
That’s right! Water is not only essential for life, it is necessary for healthy skin. Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day as it will flush out any anti-oxidants and speed up the renewal of skin cells enabling a speedy tan removal.
If none of these methods work quick enough or you just want the look for a day, here are a few tips that will give you the appearance of sunlight virginity.
For the Skin
Use foundation that emphasises your natural skin tone. You can determine this by looking at the underside of your wrist. Use loose power of the same tone to give you an even smooth surface to work with. Tip: Use powder with a little shimmer to make you sparkle.
For the Eyes
Use rich colours. Sparkley midnight blue eyeliner will not only emphasise the paleness of your skin but also give you a mysterious creature of the dark effect.
For the Lips
Use pale, soft earthly tones. Try to avoid shiny lip gloss. This will divert all attention to the glow of your skin and the radiance of your eyes.
Finally, for the overall effect, dress up in rich bright colours such as royal blue, maroon, scarlet, or purple to bring out the lighter tones of your skin.