With summer at its peak, do you worry about your skin being tanned? Then this Blog is for you to get a quick solution to your tanned skin. Here we shall discuss on skin being tanned, what exactly is skin tan, what causes skin tanning, how do you get to know if your skin is tanned, few home remedies to remove skin tan, what are the effects of using regular chemical- based skin tan removers, herbs to consider for de-tanning of skin, tie up between skin tan and herbs, safe alternatives and why choose Herbcience?

Did you tan your skin this summer?

With a 350 + summer your skin is definitely prone to tan, that is natural. The million dollar query, how to naturally de-tan this summer’s side effects on the skin!

If you are a frequent traveler, this summer must have definitely tanned your skin to 2-3 shades from your normal skin. Then you should certainly be part of this discussion.

What exactly is skin tanning?

Definition: When your skin’s shade is increased by 2 or more shades to darkness or dullness, when exposed to sunlight or environmental pollutants, it is termed as skin Tan. If this frequently occurs then this needs attention.

 What causes skin tanning?

  • Causes for skin Tanning
  • Getting exposed to harsh sunlight or UV Rays very frequently
  • Getting exposed to air pollutants very offend
  • Chemical treatments on skin – chemical based hair removal creams, sun screens, skin brightening creams, etc.

What are the signs of skin tanning?

  • Skin shade increases to darkness from 2-3 shades
  • Occasionally red patches and red blisters
  • Dark shade that is not removed by normal bathing soap.
  • Dusty, dull, lust less appearance of skin

How can you remove skin tan at home? 

Home Remedies for Sun Tan and Tan Caused Due to Pollution:

  • Mild scrub with green gram flour and turmeric on alternate days
  • Mild massage with cow milk cream and turmeric on alternate days
  • Mild scrub with raw potatoes and crystal sugar for once a week.
  • Include vegetables like: cucumbers, garlic, beans, beet root, tomatoes, carrot, lemon, green leafy vegetables, radish in diet. Also avoid egg- plant and potatoes internally until symptoms subside
  • Include fruits like: Avocado, apple, papaya, pineapple, all melons and all berries, orange, mango, pomegranate, banana, grapes, gooseberry, strawberries, kiwi, peach, cherries along with seasonal fruits in diet.
  • Adequate fluid in-take, in the form of plain water or seasonal fruit juice or smoothies
  • Diet rich with essential Fatty Acids like dry fruits, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, salmon, chia seeds, apricot.

Why are chemical-based detan products to be avoided? 

Since we are discussing about natural ways to De-tan the skin, lets glance at your skin products and the commonly used chemicals, which on long run will cause health hazards


Chemical in the Product


on the Product

Health hazard on usage



Artificial color

Brilliant blue, Tartrazine, FCF

Eye irritation, 

skin irritation

Ethanolamine compounds


Cancer, Organ Toxicity





Face Cream





cancer, reproductive impairment,  endocrine impairment 

organ toxicity


Butylated Compounds


Cancer, Reproductive impairment, endocrine 

system impairment, 

organ toxicity



cancer and respiratory tract irritation

Face Pack




Triethylene glycol


Skin Irritation



Cancer, Organ toxicity

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate


Cancer, Organ toxicity, Eye irritation, skin irritation

Therefore, as the home remedy indicates, it is always safe to de-tan your skin with herbs.

What are the safe herbs for skin detanning?

Herbs are considered safe for skin de-tan. Herbs you should consider in your skin products in place of harmful chemicals like Chandana1, Manjistha2, Turmeric3, Lodhra4, Lemongrass5, Usheera6, Aloe vera7, Shea Butter8, Olive oil9 are known for skin de-tanning and rejuvenating the skin’s tone. These herbs are enriched with nutrients like Vitamin-A, Vitamin-C, Vitamin-E, Biotin, amino acids, omega-3 Fatty acids and minerals that promote skin brightening.

How do herbs work in skin detanning? 

The unique tie up of herbal phyto-components and skin de-tanning:

To nurse the skin that is tanned due to various reasons of UV-rays exposure, harsh sunlight exposure, environmental impurities exposure are treated with herbs to achieve healthy glowing skin. Then you need to insist on herbal skin products which are entitled for skin de-tanning and skin rejuvenation, smoothening, improving complexion, protect from UV rays, maintaining moisture in the body, deep cleansing, with anti-wrinkle properties and also improve blood circulation for the skin. Fatty acids like oleic acid, Linoleic acid, Palmitic acid and stearic acid are found abundant in herbs like shea butter, olive oil, glycerin which helps in skin de-tanning which results in skin lightening and maintaining moisture in skin. Phyto- components like Curcuminoids, Anthraquinone, Kojic acid, Purpurin inhibits the action of Tyrosine, in-turn promoting skin brightening. Saponins present in the herbs provide deep cleansing along with Shea butter , aloe vera 16, glycerine provide skin hydration and fatty acids like lauric, Myristic, omega 3 & Omega 6 provide moisturizer to the skin. 


What are the safe alternatives?

As mentioned earlier: The 3 main skin products you should consider for your tanned skin are: deep cleansing by Face Wash, Nourishment by Face Cream and de-tan by Face Pack

Deep Cleansing by Herbcience Revitalizing Pro-Collagen Face Wash


  • Deep cleansing
  • Skin conditioning 
  • Anti acne

Skin nourishment by Herbcience Natural Glow Pro-collagen Face cream


  • Skin glowing
  • Skin lightening
  • Anti-acne
  • Skin nourishment

Skin detan by Herbcience Natural Glow Pro-Collagen Face pack


  • Anti-acne
  • Skin lightening
  • Skin nourishment 

Why choose Herbcience?

Herbcience is a 100% transparent brand and all the products are developed by doctors, with the fresh extractions of herbs. They are 100% Natural certified by ECOCERT - COSMOS Natural, a European Standard, AYUSH, Govt. of India, and compliant with MADE SAFE, USA.


To acquire glowing skin from tanned skin, never underestimate the power of herbs.Therefore, usage of herbal skin products are safe for skin de-tanning. Always consider using herbal products in place of chemical-based skin products to keep health hazards at bay.

Consider using Herbcience skin products, which are free from all forms of chemicals.


  1. Chandana: https://www.thehealthsite.com/news/ways-to-use-red-sandalwood-powder-for-flawless-skin-kd0818-591283/
  2. Manjistha: https://bebodywise.com/blog/manjistha-benefits/
  3. Turmeric : https://www.healthline.com/health/turmeric-for-skin
  4. Lodhra: https://www.lybrate.com/topic/lodhra-benefits-and-side-effects 
  5. Lemongrass: https://www.healthline.com/health/lemongrass-essential-oil
  6. Aloe vera: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/aloe-vera-for-fac
  7. Shea-Butter: https://www.healthline.com/health/shea-butter-for-face
  8. Olive-oil: https://www.onlymyhealth.com/how-to-use-olive-oil-for-skin-lightening-1588059239 

Frequently asked questions

1. How to detan my face naturally?

Herbcience Natural Glow Pro-Collagen Face pack is the best herbal face pack to remove sun tan.

2. How can I remove my face tan quickly?

Regular usage of Herbcience Natural Glow Pro-collagen Face cream should be the tan.

3. How to remove tan at home?

A simple scrub with besan and water should remove the tan