What is the one stereotyped thing that society hates the sight of but we secretly love investing in? Bras! That’s right ladies! No matter how many times we have been called out for our bra strap being visible, we have still found ourselves scrolling through several websites on the internet looking for a fashionable bra. Though we have limited our outdoor activity due to the pandemic, remember when we would wear a noodle strap dress and a bra with a pretty strap inside it? Or when we would wear an off-shoulder top and a halter neck bra inside? Can’t wait to go out to all those beaches where we can up our bra game, judgment-free! However, do you know what comes along with wearing a bra that has its strap exposed? Apart from judgment, it is the suntan! Tanning is a common problem, comes and goes so what is it about this tan? Well, for starters, the uneven patch on your shoulder left by a bra strap looks very bad. There is one thin line on your shoulder in the shape and size of your strap that is fair and the rest of your neck and visible shoulder is dark because of the sun exposure. Moreover, if you wear a halter neck bra and go to the beach you will get diagonal fairer lines on your skin. The next day if you have to wear a strapless bra, even though this bra has no strap, the impression of the strap of the previous bra will make itself visible. Thus, when it comes to removing the impression left by a bra, there comes an urgency because you might want to wear a different kind of bra the next day and you do not want the impression to peekaboo. So, here we are again to make your life easier by blessing you with five ways to get rid of those tan lines fast!
Lemon And Honey Pack
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Right after you are back and you want to get out of your sweaty clothes and sticky bra, you see that your bra straps have left an impression and completely ruined your look for the next day. Instead of panicking, just take a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of honey and half a lemon. Lemon has bleaching properties and honey fights against tanning. Apply this paste on both your shoulders. Your focus area is not on the fair patch of bra strap impression but the darker skin around it. Apply it well and leave it on your skin for half an hour. Wash it off and moisturise the area. Massive reduction of the colour difference on your shoulder is guaranteed!
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You can either exfoliate with a coffee scrub, a sugar scrub or a salt scrub(here is how you can make these scrubs). In any way, your focus again will be on the darker area of your shoulder. This method will remove the pigmented dead skin cells and make your skin lighter. This way the tanned skin will be able to soon enough come in the same skin tone as the bra impression.
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Almond And Gram Flour Mix
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Grind 10 almonds into a fine powder and to this add 2 tablespoons of gram flour. Combine the two powders and add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and some milk to make the mixture smooth like a paste. This pack will work wonders on your skin. It will de-tan, scrub, moisturise and cleanse your skin at the same time.
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Yogurt and Turmeric Pack
In this pack, take 4-5 tablespoons of yogurt and add 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder to it. Mix well to form a paste. Apply the paste on your shoulders and leave it for some time. After the pack dries, scrub it out. This way when the pack comes off your skin it brings down along with itself all the pigmented dead skin cells, turmeric has antiseptic properties for lightening and removing marks and yogurt helps to cleanse and moisturise the skin(read some more benefits of yogurt).
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Prevention is better than cure, so make sure that you have applied enough sunscreen on your shoulders and all the exposed areas. This will protect your skin from tanning and even if you do tan, it will be a very weak tan that can easily be removed by any of the above-mentioned methods!
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