Feet and hands are always exposed to dust, sun and what not! Covering them is not always an option as it could interfere with your everyday work.
If you’re wearing shoes, then it’s in contact with the sweat and moistness. If you’re working in the kitchen, washing vessels can make your skin dry that eventually turn your skin darker. Unfortunately, most of your daily activities cause your feet and hands to lose colour and turn darker.
Few factors cause darkening of your hands and feet:
✔ Exposure to sun rays gets your hands and feet turn dark.
✔ Hormonal changes in the body.
✔ Contact with detergents and chemicals while washing clothes and vessels.
✔ Diabetes can cause darkening of hands and feet too.
✔ Moist and sweat in your shoes can infect cuts and cause inflammations that could lead to darkening of your hands and feet.
Here are a few things you do to remove tan from your skin in these parts.
✔ Scrub your hands, feet and especially the soles of your feet to get rid of those dead skin cells regularly.
✔ After a long day, fill hot water in a bucket, add some rock salt. Put your feet in and stay there till the water gets cold, take your feet out wipe it and apply a moisturizer before going to sleep.
✔ Take some milk and applying a few drops of lemon extract in it. Apply this on the darkened areas of your skin and let it rest for 15-20 mins before you wash it off.
✔ Honey and sugar are also considered to be good exfoliators for your skin. Mix both and slowly move your hand in a circular motion on the darkened areas of your hands and feet.
✔ Mix orange peels powder with milk and apply it over the darkened areas can help reduce darkening.
✔ Use hand and foot depigmenting creams prescribed by your Dermatologist. This helps getting rid of excess melanin that has caused the skin to pigment.
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There are certain things you could do physically to avoid darkening of the skin; they are:
✔ Cover your hands and feet if possible when you’re out for long periods.
✔ Stay in the shade, don’t expose your hands and feet to the sun if you can.
✔ Apply sunscreen on your hands and feet if you’re going outside.
✔ Try wearing covered shoes instead of crocs, slippers if you’re going to be out in the sun for long.
✔ Scrub your feet and hand once you get back home.
✔ Moisturize your hands and feet before they get dry.
✔ Wear gloves while driving, washing and cleaning.
✔ Remember to drink a good amount of water to keep your skin hydrated.
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