Summer is still here, and that means the tan lines are only going to get more awkward as summer takes its last breaths. If you're looking for a way to combat them, we have some ideas.

Every Wednesday, Samm and Val bemoan the struggles of womanhood in Whine Time! This time, they talked about tan lines.

So, after that little venting session, we decided to do some research and see how we could defeat these annoying aspects of summer. Here are five natural ways to get rid of those awkward tan lines. Stylecaster explains,

Lemon Juice

A natural exfoliant, lemon juice is perfect for sloughing off dead skin cells and diminishing the appearance of obvious lines. Just don’t use it alone, as the strong acidic properties could potentially give skin a minor burn. Instead, mix equal parts honey (for hydration and protection) and lemon juice, leave on your tan lines for 25 minutes, then rinse.


The naturally high water content and vitamin C in cucumbers are perfect not only for nourishing the skin, but for reducing tan lines, too. Cut a cucumber into slices, puree it into a paste, and leave on the affected area for 20 minutes before washing off.


Just as a potato can heal a gnarly sunburn, it can also help with tan lines. Slice a raw potato and place the slice (or slices) where needed, and leave on for 15 minutes.

Baking Soda

Baking soda makes a wonderful natural exfoliant for shedding tan lines. Mix one cup of baking soda with a tablespoon of sugar and half a cup of water, and use the resulting blend as an exfoliating score in the shower.

Black Tea

If your tan line is more of a burn line (we’ve been there), then this tip is extra useful. Make a cup of iced black tea, pour it into a spray bottle, and spritz yourself down with it after a shower. Not only will it soothe aggravated skin, but it’ll help fade those lines faster, too."

Would you try any of those tips? Thanks for watching! Good luck with your tan lines this summer too!

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