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Basking in the sun can be a true delight, however, tan lines are almost inevitable. There are many ways to get rid of tan lines, including using baking soda and lemons. Both of these substances work by exfoliating the skin to reveal new, lighter skin cells.This will reduce tan lines considerably and the exfoliation can be accomplished in minutes.

Baking Soda

Mix one cup of baking soda with half a cup of water.

Wet the tan line area with water.

Rub in the baking soda mixture, using circular motions.

Rinse the area with water.


Cut the lemon in half.

Rub the tan line area with the inside half of the lemon for 1 to 2 minutes.

Rinse the area with water.


If you have sensitive skin, test a small area before applying baking soda or lemons.

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