Tanning is no fun for us, Indian women. But come summers and the hot sun, and you have no other option than to get tanned. But worry not! Our households are full of magical ingredients that can take away those tans in a jiffy.
Yogurt and tomato foot mask
For the yoghurt and tomato food mask, dip half of a tomato in a bowl full of yoghurt or raw milk. Scrub your feet for a few minutes using this tomato. Leave it on for a few minutes and mix the pulp of the other half of the tomato with sandalwood powder to make a paste. Apply this pack on your feet till it dries and then wash it off. This improves the blood circulation and cleanses the skin on your feet.
Apple cider vinegar with salt
Pour a mixture of a half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of rock salt in a tub of lukewarm water and soak your feet in the tub for about 10 minutes. Using a soft bristled brush, scrub your feet gently and wash it off to get soft, glowing skin.
Multani mitti and rose water paste
Make a thick paste of one tablespoon Multani mitti or gram flour with rosewater and apply this paste on your feet. Once it dries, scrub your feet and then wash it off with warm water.
Cucumber and lemon juice
Mix four tablespoons of cucumber juice with some lemon juice and apply this mixture on your feet for some time. Wash it off with cold water and see the tanning disappear!
Sandalwood powder and lemon juice
Well known for its healing and skin lightening properties, sandalwood powder is a potent anti-tanning agent when mixed with lemon juice. Just mix three spoons of sandalwood powder with some freshly squeezed lemon juice and rose water to make a paste and apply this foot mask for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water and welcome brighter, glowing skin.
Make a thick paste of baking soda with a few drops of water and apply this paste on your feet for exfoliation. Let it sit for about fifteen minutes and then rinse it off.
After following these homemade remedies, do not forget to moisturise your feet and cover them with a pair of socks.