The year 2016 surpassed 2015 as the hottest year on record and now 2017 seem to take a lead over the two. It’s just February and the heat is already scorching high. To help you beat the sun and protect your skin from tan, here are five easy DIY hacks.

Lemon and Aloe Vera Face Pack: Rich in Vitamin C, lemon works as a natural bleaching agent while the herb Aloe Vera comes with healing and antiseptic benefits.


Remedy: Squeeze some lemon to get juice, mash an aloe vera leave. Now mix them together to make a thick paste. Apply this on the tanned area of the skin and allow it to dry. For better results apply it at least twice a day and shine all summer with a lustrous skin.

Gram flour: This works wonders on tan, brown spots and sunburns.

Skin Care (Photo: Express Archive)

Skin Care (Photo: Express Archive)

Remedy: Take two tablespoons of gram flour; add water to it to make a paste. Apply this mixture on the affected area, let it dry and then wash it off with lukewarm water. For better results, follow this remedy at least twice a week.

Turmeric Powder, Yogurt, and Honey Face Pack: Skin benefits of turmeric are known for centuries, while honey and yogurt are known as the best hydrating agents for any skin type.

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Remedy: Take one-half teaspoon of turmeric, one tablespoon of yogurt, and one tablespoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients to make a paste that is easily spreadable. Apply this paste on your neck and face. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.

Papaya and honey pack: Loaded with papain and vitamin A, papaya works as a natural exfoliator. On the other hand, honey adds luster to skin and keeps it hydrated.

Remedy: Take half cup of mashed papaya, add one tablespoon of honey in it. Mix them well and apply the mixture all over the face and neck. Leave it for 25 to 30 minutes and then wash it off with water.

Cucumber and sugar face pack: From revitalising skin to combat tanning, Cucumber offers multiple benefits for any skin type, while sugar makes an excellent topical exfoliant.

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Remedy: Take half cup of mashed cucumber, add some sugar and refrigerate it for 30 minutes. Apply it on your face and neck, leave for at least 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.