After flaunting our feet in strappy flats and tie-up gladiators all summer long, we’re now left with stubborn tan marks that refuse to budge. If you, like us, can’t hide your dreadfully tanned feet in sneakers any longer, we’ve got the answer you need. Take a look at these 5 skin care tips to get rid of tanned feet at home.
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If tanned, uneven skin just won’t budge, then turn to the Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Lotion. Its Vitamin B3 content inhibits the production of melanin and makes skin look fairer. It also has triple sunscreens and micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly to heal dry skin and prevent further skin darkening. Nourished, bright feet—here we come!
Soak it up
A relaxing foot soak will not only take away the tiredness of a long day but instead also turn back skin damage. To make one, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of rock salt to a basin filled with lukewarm water. Soak your feet in the basin for 20 minutes and pat them dry. The acidity of vinegar and salt attack the tan and sun damage and put your skin on the track to regaining its old colour. Repeat this every alternate day for 2 weeks to get the best results.
When strappy tan marks on your feet just don’t seem to fade away, it’s a signal for you to check in to the salon more often. If you’re wondering why, it’s because the regular buffing, exfoliating and scrubbing of pedicures isn’t only for pretty toes—it is also to get rid of skin damage. Over time, grooming and pedicures banish dead skin cells and skin darkening to leave you with happy, healthy feet.
There’s a simple trick for tan removal and skin nourishment for your feet in one go—all you need is the St. Ives Apricot Exfoliating Body Wash. Its natural apricot kernel oil and 100% natural exfoliants polish away skin dullness and darkness with ease. It is also incredibly nourishing and ensure that your skin is hydrated and healthy.
A natural way to get rid of a foot tan is with a simple home remedy that you can whip up in your kitchen. To make it, combine 3 tablespoons of powdered dry orange peel with 2 teaspoons of milk cream. Apply this paste all over your feet, leave it to dry for 30 minutes and wash it off with warm water. This dual acid foot mask is a wonderful skin care trick because orange’s citric acid and milk cream’s lactic acid works hard to reduce tanning and dullness while moisturising the feet.
Written by Dayle Pereira on Aug 04, 2017