Summer season can prove to be some of the worst months for your skin. From tanning to allergies, the scorching heat can lead to major skin woes. And this takes a toll on your feet too. While summers call for never-ending beach strolls and pool dips, it is important to take extra care of your feet.
The answer to happy feet is nothing but home remedies made from simple ingredients available in your kitchen shelf. Pedicure at home just got easier, ladies! Here are a few home-made packs that’ll help remove tan and leave you with pretty feet...
Curd + gram flour
While curd on one hand provides the much-needed hydration and moisturisation to the skin, gram flour on the other, helps in whitening and lightening the skin. To prepare the paste, mix together one tablespoon gram flour, half cup fresh curd and half tablespoon lemon juice. Spread the paste all over your feet and gently massage. Leave it on for 30-35 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Finish off by applying the Dove Indulgent Nourishment Body Lotion on your feet.
Lemon + sugar
This is one of the best tanned feet home remedies that work quickly and effectively. Sugar exfoliates dead skin cells and the acidic elements in lemon helps in reducing melanin in skin. This mixture will help you get rid of the stubborn tan on your feet. Combine together juice of one lemon along with one tablespoon granulated sugar. Scrub gently on the affected area for about 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Repeat the process daily until the tan vanishes completely.
Potato + lemon
Potatoes are loaded with an enzyme called catecholase that lightens the skin tone. And when mixed with lemon, it proves to be a great tan-removal remedy. All you need to do is take one medium-sized potato and grate it, squeezing out its juice. Next, mix the potato juice with one ripe lemon and apply the mixture on your tanned feet. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Turmeric + cornflour
Turmeric has antibacterial and antioxidant properties which is best for glowing skin. Cornflour, on the other hand, helps in de-tanning faster than any other ingredients. To prepare this paste, take one tablespoon cornflour and mix it with one teaspoon each of turmeric and honey. Rinse your feet thoroughly before applying the paste all over. Let it sit for 30 minutes before washing off with cold water.
Sandalwood + honey
Combine sandalwood and honey and you’ll find your perfect home-remedy for tanned feet. Sandalwood soothes sunburns and perks up the skin complexion. Mix together one teaspoon sandalwood powder along with one tablespoon honey to make the paste. Apply it all over your feet and leave it on for 30-35 minutes. Lastly, rinse off with cold water and repeat the process twice a week for effective results.
Written by Fatema Habib on Mar 09, 2019