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Do you know what causes tan while swimming, Pool water, or a sun? Yes, it is actually a sun that always gives you tan then why we always blame pool water?

Pool water contains chlorine to disinfect the water and to keep it bacteria-free and this chlorine removes your outer barrier layer of the skin. Also, sunlight gets refracted into the chlorine water, and here is the chlorine playing important role in giving you a tan.

Today, you will get to know how to remove swimming tan at home, and also you will get what precaution you should take before and after diving into the pool to avoid getting a swimming tan in the FAQ section.

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How To Remove Swimming Tan Instantly

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First, we will see How to remove swimming tan with home remedies, and then we will embark on precautions. You can directly check the FAQ section to check it right now. Let’s start with the first remedy

Gram Flour Mask

1 Gram Flour Mask

How To Prepare:
For preparing this mask you will need 2 tbsp of gram flour, 1/2 tbsp of turmeric, 1 vitamin E tablet, 1/2 squeezed lemon juice, 2 tbsp of milk, or milk cream to make a thick paste.

Apply this paste on your face, hand, and legs and leave it for 25 minutes. Once it is dry apply milk on the mask and with a circular motion rub the mask and remove it gently.

You will notice the change in your skin tone after used once.

Coffee Exfoliator

2 Coffee Exfoliator

How To Prepare:
To make this coffee exfoliator you will need 2tbsp of coffee and 2 tbsp of virgin coconut oil.

Apply the mixture on your skin and scrub it gently for 5 minutes. Coffee is the best exfoliator and coconut oil helps in repairing your skin and nourishing it.

You can use this exfoliator twice a week but make sure you will not over-exfoliate t.

Tomato and Sugar

3 Tomato and Sugar

Tomato is great skin whitening ingredients so it is an ideal home ingredient to remove tan from the skin.

How To Prepare:
To make tomato and sugar exfoliator you will need 1 big size tomato and sugar powder.

Grate the tomato and add 2 tbsp of sugar and 5-6 drops of oil into it

Scrub your skin for about 10 minutes and wash after 20 minutes.

You can use this remedy 3 times a week with soft scrubbing.

Potato and Honey

4 Potato and Honey

Potato has natural bleaching properties that help you lightening your skin tan.

How To Prepare:
Grate one medium-size potato add 1 tbsp of gram flour, add 2 tbsp of curd, and 1 tbsp of honey.

Apply this mask on the tanned area of your skin and rub for 5 minutes then leave it for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water.

Papaya Exfoliator

5 Papaya Exfoliator

Papaya is a popular exfoliator for removing tan and dark spots from the skin areas.

How To Prepare:
You can either rub one slice of pa[aya on your tanned areas or make a mask.

For making a mask take the pulp of papaya and mix gram flour/sugar and honey.

Exfoliate your skin well with this mask and wash off with cold water.

Use this remedy twice a week.

Lentils flour Mask

6 Lentils flour Mask

Lentils have bleaching agents and works as good exfoliator helps in generating new skin cell and removing dead skin cell.

How To Prepare:
Take 2 tbsp of lentils flour and 1 tbsp of curd into it. You can add rose water too.

Apply the mask on your skin and before washing rub it for 2 minutes.

Tip: After using all these remedies apply moisturizer or massage cream and give 5-10 massage to your skin.

I hope you like this article. Now you know how you can remove swimming tan let’s see the precautions to stop getting tan at the first point.

Before Swimming Skin Care

  1. Wet your body and hair before diving as this step will hydrate your skin so that it will not absorb more chlorine water.
  2. Apply a thick layer of Waterproof lotion at least 30 minutes before going into the water.
  3. Apply high SPF sunscreen that should be waterproof at least 10 minutes before diving.
  4. Reapply sunscreen every one hour then wait for 10 minutes and go back for swimming.
  5. Wear a hair cap to prevent your hair from damaging.
  6. Wear goggles to avoid eye irritation.

After Swimming Skin Care

  1. Go for the bath instantly within half an hour of finishing swimming.
  2. Wash your hairs and body with shampoo, conditioner, soap, and completely remove the chlorine from your body and hair.
  3. Apply moisturizer on damp body moisturize it well.
  4. Use tan removing mask twice a week.
  5. Use a hair mask to condition your hairs well once a week.
  6. Properly clean your swimming costumes after used and dry it under sunlight.

Here are answers to people queries.

FAQ – Frequenty Asked Question

Does tanning through swimming go away?

The answer is yes, tanning caused due to swimming can be treated at home and you can get rid of it completely. Apply homemade mask and exfoliator weekly to remove dead skin cells. Moisturize your skin that makes your skin healthy. Apply lotion and sunscreen before diving. Make sure you take care of your skin regularly otherwise this tan will eventually build as dar patches which may or may not be removed.

How do you avoid tanning in a water park?

Do the following things to avoid tanning in a water park:
1. Apply chlorine neutralization lotion that prevents your skin damage from chlorine water.
2. Apply sunscreen of high SPF before 10 minutes going into the water.
3. Take 10 minutes break every single hour to reapply the sunscreen.
4. Once you finish playing into the water take a bath first and then go for other activities.
5. Don’t keep chlorine more than 30 minutes over you.
6. Moisturize your skin and hairs well after coming back.

Does indoor swimming cause tanning?

The answer is yes, UV rays can come inside the house too. If your pool is covered with a glass that blocks UV rays then there is much prevention that outdoor pools. But if not there are still a few chances of getting tan which may be noticed after a long time so don’t forget to take pre and post skincare.

What is the best lotion for swimmers?

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Is swimming in a lake good for your skin?

Actually not, lake water can contain bacteria, especially during rains. If you have cuts or wounds then it is not recommended to jump into the lake.

Does swimming harm skin?

The answer is yes, Being continuously in the water can extract the oil from your skin. Your skin feels dry and dehydrated. It will produce extra sebum which finally leads to acne and pimples. Dry skin can also cause inflammation, redness, and itchiness. So it is so important to take complete skincare before and after swimming.

Is swimming tan permanent?

So, is swimming tan permanent? No, but it can be if it got converted to pigmentation. If you did not take proper precautions and skincare before and after swimming then continuous skin-damaging with chlorine and sun can cause hyperpigmentation and hyperpigmentation are quite tough to get rid of as compare to tanning.


How many days does it require to come to your natural color due to swim tanning?

The answer is 14 days. It will normally take at least 14 days to find the change in your skin tone. But if you use any tan removal cream or home remedies this then you will start noticing the lightning of tan in a week only.

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