DIY Manicures And Pedicures: Tan Removal Treatments For Bride And Grooms



Published on: 17-Oct-2022


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Shubhi Sidnis


DIY Manicures And Pedicures: Tan Removal Treatments For Bride And Grooms

DIY Manicures And Pedicures: Tan Removal Treatments For Bride And Grooms

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Dimmen the wedding decorations with your glowy skin!

While your hair and skin require special attention, it is equally important to look after your hands and feet, especially before your wedding, as your wedding photos will include their close-ups during ceremonies like Mehendi and ring ceremonies. So you would want your lovely hands and feet to be in good condition.

Getting manicures and pedicure is essential for the bride, but it also falls under the
pre-wedding preparation tips for the groom. It is a tremendous self-care routine before the wedding, which adds an oomph to your look and makes you confident. 

Getting regular pedicures and manicures at a professional salon sounds like a good plan, but it may not be feasible. In addition, if you have sensitive skin issues, you should avoid the chemical-based unknown products used by some salons, especially if you have an upcoming wedding. You would not want a chemical burn or rashes on your skin. Instead, you can go for home remedies and natural treatments that help remove tan and dead skin. 

Let us first understand the purpose of manicures and pedicures and how they help make your hands and feet look neat and beautiful. 

What Are Manicures And Pedicures?

A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment specifically for the fingernails and hands that can be done at home or in a nail salon. A manicure typically includes massaging and scrubbing your hands, filing and shaping the free edge of the nails, pushing and clipping any nonliving tissue (but not limited to the cuticle and hangnails), treatments with various liquids, hand massage, and the application of nail polish. 

The treatment is known as a pedicure when the same technique is used on the toes and feet. Collectively the treatment may be referred to as a mani-pedi.

When you are getting married, you look for overall transformation. Manicures and pedicures provide glow to the parts of your body which usually go unnoticed.

Let us discuss what different manicures and pedicures treatments you can opt for during your pre-wedding self-care journey. 

Wedding Manicure Technique 

How about a couple of hours at the nail salon? It will undoubtedly be a welcoming break from the craziness of wedding planning.

A few things to remember during your bridal manicure are

Tan Treatment

When UVA rays penetrate the lower layers of the epidermis and trigger cells called melanocytes to produce melanin, tanning occurs. This brown pigment that causes tanning is its way of protecting your skin from damage. 

Manicures that include tan treatment will help you lose the dark pigmentation of your skin and provide your hands with a neat look.

Hand Massage And Scrub

A massage and scrub buff away the dead skin cells and leaves the hands smoother and prepped to receive moisture. It will improve the skin texture and tighten and tone the skin.

A good hand massage can relax you and can be a great time off during hectic wedding preparations.

Choosing The Right Nail Shade

When you search for nude tones and French tips online, you will find many results. You must select a colour that complements your overall appearance. If you choose neutral, nude, or blush tones for your bridal manicure, it will not take the attention away from that dazzling piece of jewellery on your ring finger. In fact, it will appear elegant and sophisticated.

To Gel Or Not To Gel

The next big question is whether or not gel. It won't smudge like a lacquer manicure. If you choose gel, it will last up to two weeks, ensuring you have pretty nails not only for your wedding but also for the after-events.

If you do not like a gel but have weak nails, you can opt for gel hybrid, which can be applied and removed at home just like regular nail polish.

Nail Length

A vital factor to consider when going for nail length is your comfort level. If you are not used to having long nails, avoid using very long nail extensions in a wedding manicure because it would be awkward to carry them. Rather, aim for medium-length almond-shaped nails to give your fingers a graceful and elongated appearance.

In general, shorter nail beds look better with a shorter, less rounded, and squarer tip. If you have long nail beds, you can pull off rounded or oval tips quite elegantly.

Now moving on to pedicures, pedicures can be stress relieving amidst all the wedding preparations. And while running for every other thing during pre-wedding arrangements, who would not want a relaxing pedicure session to themselves?

Wedding Pedicure Technique

A bridal pedicure is also an excellent way to de-stress from wedding preparations.

Furthermore, the photographer captures detailed shots of mehndi that have been applied to your feet and candid pictures of your embellished heels that you have paired with your traditional attire. After all, you want to show off those adorable wedding shoes with confidence, right?

A professional pedicure should be performed at least once a month because they can better care for your toes. It is worthwhile to invest in your feel health. A good pedicure massage keeps your blood flowing, and your feet and leg muscles relaxed.

Visit your pedicurist at least three to four times before your wedding. The wedding pedicure should be performed three to four days before the wedding.

Apart from that, underwritten are the things you should always have on hand for a home pedicure:

  • Nail Paint
  • Foot file
  • Exfoliating Foot Mask
  • Moisturising 
  • Foot Mask
  • Foot Cream
  • Cuticle Balm

Tan is something that does not leave us and tries to hang on to us forever, but there are specific ways by which you can prevent yourself from getting tanned and get even toned skin.

Pro Tips To Prevent Tan

Homemade remedies always come in handy while looking for any type of fix for our human bodies to get rid of stubborn tan; here are a few quick tips to prevent the tan.

  • Do not expose your skin to direct sunlight; wearing protective clothing, such as scarves, shrugs, etc., that provides full coverage whenever stepping out can prevent skin damage.
  • Wear a high-SPF sunscreen lotion or cream with an SPF of at least over 30 or 40 on the areas which are usually exposed.
  • Wash your face and hands with cold water after getting home to soothe your skin from the sun's harmful rays.
  • Hydrate yourself as much as possible through water and cold foods, which is a great way to protect your body. Moreover, it fights off the heat from the inside.

Toneop is here to provide you with comprehensive solutions to keep your skin hydrated and glowy by using ingredients available at your home.

Essential Home Care Tips For Hand And Feet

Home remedies made from simple ingredients found on your kitchen shelf are the answer to happy skin. Pedicures at home just got easier, ladies! Here are a few homemade packs that will help remove tan and leave you with beautiful feet.

1. Gram Flour And Curd


Gramme flour- 1 tbsp

Fresh curd- ½ cup

Lemon juice- ½ tbsp

How to apply?

1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl

2. Apply on the face

3. Let the paste sit for 30-35 minutes

4. Rinse with lukewarm water

5. Apply moisturiser

While the curd provides much-needed hydration and moisturisation to the skin, gramme flour aids in whitening and lightening the skin.

Toneop tip-  Use this remedy twice a week for better results.

2. Sugar And Lemon


Sugar- 1tbsp

Lemon- a few drops

How to apply?

1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl

2. Apply on the feet

3. Leave for 15 minutes

4. Rinse with cold water

This is one of the best home cures for tanned feet that works quickly and effectively. Sugar exfoliates dead skin cells, and lemon's acidic elements aid in the reduction of melanin in the skin. This mixture will assist you in removing the stubborn tan on your feet. 

Toneop tip- Repeat the process every day until the tan is completely gone.

3. Lemon And Potato


Potato- 1 grated potato juice

Ripe lemon- 1 

How to apply?

1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl

2. Apply on the feet 

3. Let it set for 15-20 minutes

4. Wash with cold water

Potatoes are high in catecholase, an enzyme that lightens skin tone. When combined with lemon, it is an excellent tan-removal remedy.

Toneop tip- Use the mix thrice a week for better results.

4. Cornflour And Turmeric 


Cornflour- 1 tbsp

Turmeric- 1 tsp

Honey- 1 tsp

How to apply?

1. Combine the paste in a bowl

2. Rinse the tan-affected area thoroughly before applying the paste

3. Apply evenly on the tan-affected area

4. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes

5. Wash with cold water

Turmeric has antibacterial and antioxidant properties, making it ideal for healthy skin. Cornflour, on the other hand, aids in faster de-tanning than any other ingredient. 

Toneop tip- Repeat this twice a week for better results.

5. Honey And Sandalwood


Sandalwood- 1 tsp

Honey- 1 tbsp

How to apply?

1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl

2. Apply evenly on the sunburn

3. Leave the pack for 30-35 minutes

4. Rinse with cold water

Combining sandalwood and honey yields the ideal home remedy for tanned feet. Sandalwood soothes sunburns and improves skin tone.

Toneop tip- Repeat the procedure twice weekly for best results.

Papaya And Honey


Ripe papaya mashed cubes- ¼ of papaya

Honey- 1 tbsp 

How to apply?

1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl

2. Apply all over the tan-affected area

3. Leave the paste for 10-15 minutes

4. Rinse off with cold water

Papayas are ideal for removing tans from hands, and reducing hyperpigmentation, due to their papain enzyme; additionally, it contains vitamins A and C, which help the skin regenerate cells and eliminate tan.

Toneop tip- Use this mix thrice a week for better results.

Oats And Buttermilk Cream


Powdered oats- 2 tbsp

Buttermilk- 1 tbsp

Rose water- a few drops

How to apply?

1. Make a paste in a bowl

2. Gently massage the sunburn

3. Let it sit for 10 minutes

4. Wash with cold water

Oatmeal helps you remove dead skin cells and sun tan from your hands and face by being an excellent exfoliator and skin cleanser. 

Lactic acid, which is found in buttermilk, eliminates tan, moisturises skin and radiates your skin.

Aloe Vera


Aloe vera- ¼  sap of the leaf

How to apply?

1. Squeeze fresh aloe vera gel onto your hands

2. Apply on the sunburn

3. Leave it overnight

4. Wash the following morning

In addition to healing and smoothing the skin, aloe vera relieves sunburns and suntan, thanks to its antioxidants.

Toneop tip- use it daily before going to bed for extraordinary results.

Orange And Curd


Dried orange peel- 1 tbsp

Curd- 1 cup

Squeezed orange juice- a few drops 

How to apply?

1. Form a paste in a bowl

2. Gently apply on hands, arms, and legs

3. Leave the pack for 10-15 minutes

4. Rinse with cold water

Orange contains the goodness of vitamin C, a substance that is readily absorbed by the skin. This makes orange an effective ingredient for tan removal.

Toneop tip- repeat the process two to three times weekly for best results.

Coconut Water Or Coconut Milk


Coconut water

Coconut milk

How to apply?

1. Rinse your face, hands or feet with either of the ingredients mentioned above

2. Soak your skin entirely in the goodness of coconut.

3. Wash them off with mild soap

Coconut water and its properties are known as the ultimate skin-soothing ingredient; lauric acid, which is present in coconut water and coconut milk, relieves sunburn and suntan irritation. In addition, the vitamin C in coconut water has natural lightening benefits and restores the skin's pH balance.

Toneop tip- do it 3-4 times a day for better results.

Flaunt your hands and feet; they deserve to be noticed!

Weddings require an overall makeover, not for anybody else but yourself.

It is such a big day in your life that you would want to look extraordinary in your attire, and good, glowy, tan-free skin will only complement your look and make it complete.  

Home cures come to the rescue in such times, and what better than going for home remedies for a makeover than avoiding chemical-based products?

Regular application of the above-mentioned DIY remedies will result in a noticeable change in your complexion. Still, your diet must also be considered when attempting to get rid of a tan naturally.

Healthy eating and a proper diet plan will provide your skin with the nutrients it needs and nourish it to the core. Whether consuming 15 to glasses of water in a day or including veggies and lentils in your diet, you will see yourself transform with this plan.

Hence, Toneop brings you a life-changing and transforming wedding makeover plan for you to look absolutely amazing on your wedding day.


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