Instead of buying expensive cosmetic products, why not try these natural treatments at home to get rid of suntan? A mixture of lemon juice, rose water and cucumber juice works wonders on your face. Lemon juice helps remove the tan and cucumber and rose water are natural cooling agents. Apply a paste of raw milk, turmeric and some lemon juice on your face as well as the affected areas and let it dry. Wash it off with water. Prepare a mixture of oats and buttermilk and use it to exfoliate the skin.
Mix gram flour and lime juice with some curd, and apply it on the affected area on a regular basis to get best results against tanning. Apply some fresh lemon juice on the elbows, knees or patchy areas, and keep it on for at least 15 minutes to work on the tan. Regular use of fresh coconut water on the hands and face can be very effective in getting rid of a tan. It will also make the skin healthy, supple and soft. Apply a paste of turmeric powder and lime juice thrice a week. This will lighten the skin colour considerably and remove the tan. Soak almonds overnight and grind them into a fine paste the next morning. Add equal quantity of milk cream to make a paste and apply on the affected area. Apply a paste of oatmeal, yogurt, a few drops of lime and tomato juice. Wash it off with cold water after half an hour to get glowing skin. Mash papaya to a pulp and massage the sun-tanned area with it. Papaya is excellent for the skin and also has anti-aging properties. Applying multani mitti on the face helps reduce tanning considerably.
Yellow is the colour for summers and one must stock up on it to step out in style
Be it any season, it is important to make your own style statement every time you step out. In summers especially, it is important to be stylish yet comfortable and fresh because of the heat. Stepping out in a bright sunshine yellow outfit gives the one wearing it and others a fresh feel of summers. Be it for a casual outing, for a wedding, for a professional meeting or for a date - a yellow dress works perfectly for all occasions. Here are some tips for the same.
A short dress for a casual outing: A short dress in solar shades which ends just above the knees is perfect for a casual outing with friends in summers. Be it tight fit, flowy or a simple, plain bright yellow dress, everything works perfectly.
An evening dress for a dinner party or a date: Look your best at a dinner party or on a date with a low cut, long-length yellow dress, or a maxi dress, or a full-sleeved tight-fitting dress with neat cuts.
At a wedding: Opt for a bright yellow kurti with mirror embellishments or a full anarkali in yellow with beautiful embroidery at a wedding. If wearing traditional is not the priority, then go for a yellow maxi dress and add a touch of style to it either with frills or gem embellishments.
For a professional meeting: Opt for A-line dresses or skirts which end just below the knee. Keep it simple, do not wear prints or add textures or layers. And accessorize minimally.
Come summer, and sweaty feet become a common problem with many of us. Follow these simple tips to keep stinky feet at bay.
- While washing your feet, use an antibacterial soap. Dry the feet completely, making sure you dry the area between the toes. Fungi and bacteria can develop between the toes if the area is not dried completely.
Put antiperspirant on your feet before you put on your socks. Antiperspirants are quite effective in reducing foot perspiration.
- Dust your feet with foot powder. Follow the antiperspirant with foot powder, which absorbs excessive sweat and reduces odour.
Wear cotton socks. Natural fibres allow more air to reach your feet.
- Change your socks often. When your socks feel damp with sweat, wash your feet and put on a fresh pair of socks. Keep baby wipes with you, and use them to clean your feet at work or while you are in public places and can't wash your feet.
- Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to four cups of water and soak your feet in the solution for 15 minutes to reduce perspiration. Not only does the vinegar act as an astringent, it exfoliates a thin top layer of the skin of your feet. You'll experience dryness for hours after this soak. Plus, the acid in the vinegar neutralizes odour-causing bacteria deep in your feet.
- Go barefoot as often as possible to allow your feet to breathe, and wear sandals and open-toed shoes. Exposing your feet will help reduce sweating to a great extent.