One of the afterward effects of using a temporary tattoo on the skin is the appearance of tan lines.
For a novice, tan lines are the lines that distinguish a paler shade of the skin from a lighter area.
Most times, the paler shade of the skin in the area has been exposed continually to the sun’s UV rays.
The lighter area has been covered by clothing, hence no effect by the sun.
Many things can cause tan lines, and as earlier mentioned, temporary tattoos are one of those.
But before we go ahead, you should understand that tan lines are not a sickness or a disease.
It’s normal to have tan lines on your skin, and often, try to disappear on their own over time.
Although you can also use a couple of strategies to make tan lines disappear even faster.
Do Temporary tattoos leave tan lines?
Because a temporary tattoo is on top of the skin, there is a high chance of having tan lines when you go out under the sun.
Here’s how it works. If you have a black-colored temporary tattoo and you go out in the pool, you may end up with a tan line in the shape of your temporary tattoo.
Sometimes, the tan lines could be black blot outlines caused by sun rays.
Nevertheless, you can manage tan lines not to mar the appearance of your temporary tattoo.
So keep reading to see how to manage tan lines on temporary tattoos.
Do temporary tattoos leave marks?
The U.S Food and Drugs Administration says temporary tattoos may leave marks caused by blisters on the skin.
It could also result in permanent scarring or an indelible mark.
So the trick is to know how to manage tan lines or marks left behind by a temporary tattoo.
We’ve got you in this.
See how to manage tan lines from temporary tattoos below.
Removing sun tan instantly
Fortunately, you can get rid of tan lines caused by temporary tattoos using some home remedies.
There are also creams sold out in stores to this effect. But herein are the natural ways to remove sun tan instantly.
Make sure to read them and never again worry and wait for your sun tan to disappear on its own.
Tomato juice and yogurt
The citric acid in tomato juice is a natural tan lines remover.
Surprising, isn’t it? Over the years, tomatoes have been used for removing pigmentation and dark spots on the skin.
So it makes sense to use it to remove tan lines too.
What yogurt does in this situation is moisturize the skin during and after the removal process?
Mix a tablespoon of tomato juice with a tablespoon of yogurt and apply it to the tan lines.
Allow it to sit on the tan lines for about half an hour before washing it off with soap and water.
Orange juice and yogurt
The same phenomenon with using tomato and yogurt to remove tan lines also applies to using oranges and yogurt to remove tan lines.
Orange contains citric acid that’s a perfect skin-bleaching agent.
There’s also vitamin C which is effective for removing free radicals in the skin.
Mix a tablespoon of orange juice with a tablespoon of yogurt and apply it to the tan lines caused by a temporary tattoo.
Leave for 30 minutes before washing. Note: the yogurt helps to soothe the skin.
And boom! Your tan lines are a thing of the past.
Masoor Dal, Tomato Juice, and Aloe Vera face pack.
Another effective way to remove tan lines instantly is by using Masoor Dal, Tomato Juice, and Aloe Vera face pack.
These three ingredients are a god-sent for the skin.
Think I’m exaggerating? Tomato juice and Masoor Dal contain active properties that remove tan lines while aloe vera moisturizes and soothes the skin.
So here’s how to prepare a Masoor Dal, Tomato Juice, and Aloe Vera face pack.
Make a paste out of a cup of soaked Masoor Dal and add two tablespoons of aloe vera and tomato juice. Ensure the ingredients mix properly and apply them on the tan lines.
Leave for 30 minutes and wash it off with water.
Note: Use ice cubes to reduce skin irritation and pains from using any of the aforementioned tan line removal methods.
The icy effect will soothe your skin and help you relax.
Bear in mind that tan lines caused by temporary tattoos will disappear on their own; they are temporary lines just like temporary tattoos.
However, you can leverage the outlined removal alternatives if you hurry to remove tan lines.
My final word to you- ensure that you protect your skin from tanning to enhance the look of your temporary tattoo.
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Andriya Ruth, is a beauty specialist with more than 10 years of experiences. She loves to test new beauty products and techniques to innovate novel beauty procedures for her clients and knowledge. Further, she contributes to several beauty magazines and blogs as a leading author/reviewer.