Beauty Essentials: How to Do a Pedicure at Home to Remove Tan

  Spend a day shopping in the harsh Indian sun and voila! You have a new tan design that imitates your footwear. College students and working people equally bear ...

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Spend a day shopping in the harsh Indian sun and voila! You have a new tan design that imitates your footwear. College students and working people equally bear the brunt of tanned feet and the need for a pedicure is long impending. The world of cosmetics has given birth to numerous tan removal pedicures that restore your feet’s glory. Here’s a simple pedicure at home to remove tan.

In this post you will learn:

  • How to do an easy-to-do pedicure at home to remove a tan
  • How to use natural ingredients to remove tanning from feet
  • Simple tips to prevent your feet from tanning

A Simple Pedicure at Home to Remove Tan for Instagram-worthy feet:

Here is a simple guide which you need to follow a step by step to get a pedicure treatment by sitting at home and utilising a variety of ingredients at home. Let’s begin:

Step #1. Trim to shape

Clip your nails at the corners into your preferred nail shape. Use a nail filer or an emery board to smooth the edges into a rounded or square shape.

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Step #2. Soak to soften

The next step is to soak your feet to soften the hard skin in your heels, remove dirt, and reduce any foot inflammation. To make the foot soak fill a tub with warm water and some shampoo for a mildly soapy solution.  

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Now comes the secret ingredient, something that is a staple for parlours and salons – hydrogen peroxide. Add a capful of this chemical bleaching agent to remove the tan, as well as the dirt hidden deep inside the nail, leaving your tips white and clean. Soak your feet for around 10 to 12 minutes in this solution.


DIY FOOT SOAKS are a great way to unwind after a long day at work. Read our post and try a few simple ones yourself!


Step #3. Scrub to exfoliate

The next step in our simple DIY pedicure at home to remove tan from feet is the scrub. If you are prefer naturals ways to remove a tan, a lemon scrub will leave your legs looking lighter, and feeling smooth. To make a simple lemon scrub, cut a lemon in half in and dip it in sugar. Use it to scrub your feet in circular motions for 10-15 minutes.  The bleaching ingredients in the lemon remove the tan while the sugar crystals gently exfoliate away dead skin cells.

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You can use a good foot file to remove all dry and rough skin layers from area where the skin is harder, like your heels.

Try more these DIY FOOT SCRUBS FOR TAN-FREE FEET. Read our post to know more.

Step #4. Pack to lighten

A foot pack is as important as a face pack to lighten and brighten the skin. You can use this easy to make gram flour (besan) and cucumber mask to remove the tanning from your feet. Grate a cucumber and mix it with besan and some amount of rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply the pack to remove the tanning from your feet within minutes; Wash it off after 15 minutes.

There are many HOMEMADE ANTI-TANNING MASKS to try for your face and feet. Read our post to learn more.

Step #5. Moisturise to nourish

The (almost) last step in our DIY pedicure at home to remove tan is to moisturise. Moisturisers seal in the goodness of the pedicure and nourish your skin, besides keeping them away cracked heels and dryness.

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You can use any market-bought moisturizer, or use even natural moisturizing agents like olive oil or almond oil. You may even add a few drops of peppermint or lavender essential oil to keep your feet smelling good.

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Step #6.  Paint to protect

Besides making your nails look well-groomed and beautiful, nail paints protect your enamel from breakage and infection, particularly in the rainy season. Apply a transparent nail paint to set a base before putting on regular nail paint. Cover this with another layer of transparent paint to make your polish last longer.

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Have you tried those super-simple MINIMALIST NAIL ART DESIGNS? Read our post for some inspiration!

Last Words on How to Remove Tanning From Feet

Here are some frequently asked questions on tanning, and how a pedicure and manicure can help

How to remove tanning from my feet fast?

A lemon and sugar scrub twice a week will naturally remove tanning from feet. Lemon is a natural bleaching agent, and sugar a natural exfoliator that scrubs away dead skin. Together they make your skin look bright instantly. A special de-tan pedicure is another way to remove tanning from feet fast.

What is the best thing to soak your feet in?

For a natural foot soak to help remove tanning from feet, add half a cup of honey, one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one sliced lemon to a tub of warm water. The honey moisturises your feet, while lemon bleaches the skin. The apple cider vinegar acts as an antibacterial to prevent infections in the toenails.

The simplest ways to prevent your feet getting tanned are wear closed footwear sometimes, applying sunscreen lotion to your feet on days you’re wearing sandals, and getting regular pedicures.

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