You can’t match ugly feet and nice shoes, right? Well, your feet carry you everywhere, and you just have to take more care of them. Nobody likes calluses, cracks, and dry skin. Plus, those cracks can get pretty nasty if left untreated.
We give you some nice tips on how to keep your feet smooth and silky. That will be the best accessory for your favorite summer dress.
Your feed need to be taken care of. Every. Single. Day. Use pumice stones and foot files regularly. Check this out:
-- Your skin is pretty soft after your shower. Remove any dead skin, and use your moisturizer
-- Use cold/warm foot soaks. Hot water dries out the skin
-- Exfoliating scrubs do wonders for your feet. Use honey, salt, sugar or coffee-based scrubs
-- Coconut oil and shea butter are excellent moisturizers. If you decide to use them both, stick to a 3:2 ratio. Apply the mixture overnight, and put on your cotton socks
That’s pretty much everything about the general care. Let’s go through some recipes that can help you soften your feet.
- Baking soda
It’s the ultimate wonder. Baking soda is a powerful exfoliator, and all you have to do is combine it with water.
Use three parts of baking soda and one part of water
Apply the resulting mixture on your feet, and massage them well. Pay more attention to your heels, toes and callouses. Use pumice stone if the skin on your feet is too dry. Apply your regular moisturizer.
Use baking soda for your foot soak. Fill the container with water, and stir 3 tablespoon of baking soda. Soak your feet in for 10 minutes, and moisturize.
- Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar and Listerine are the ultimate duo.
Combine 1 part of apple cider vinegar, 1 part of Listerine, and 2 parts of warm water
Soak your feet in the liquid for 10-20 minutes, and use a pumice stone to remove dead skin.
You can also try the following method. Soak a cotton ball in vinegar, and apply it onto the affected area. Secure with a bandage, and have a good night. Remove the cotton ball in the morning, and exfoliate. Repeat until your feet look gorgeous.
- Olive oil
Olive oil is one of the best natural moisturizers. There’s nothing complicated in using it. Just coat your feet with oil, and put on your cotton socks. Massage your feet once in a while, and do this more often if your feet are too dry.
This is another excellent moisturizer. It seals the moisture in your skin, and makes your feet nice and smooth. Try this foot soak using a cup of honey per a gallon of warm water, and let it work on your feet for 15 minutes. Finish with this honey scrub:
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 3 drops peppermint oil
Combine the ingredients into a bowl, and scrub your feet. Rinse, pat dry and moisturize.
Need to pamper your feet? Just combine 4 cups of milk, 2 handfuls of baking soda and a couple drops of essential oil.
Heat up the milk, and soak your feet in it for 10 minutes. Scrub your feet with baking soda, and work more on the hard areas. Soak your feet in the milk again fro 5 minutes.
Pat dry and moisturize.
- Peppermint oil
It has a nice cooling effect and omega-3 acids. Your feet need this, and the oil nourishes even the driest skin.
Here’s a nice scrub for you:
- 1 cup oat flakes
- 1 cup cornmeal
- ¼ cup sea salt (coarse)
- 1 tsp peppermint oil
Apply the mixture on your feet, and scrub. Rinse after two minutes, and moisturize.
Yay! Bananas are excellent for dry feet. Amino acids and vitamins soften skin.
Mash a fully ripe banana, and apply it on your feet for 20 minutes. Rinse well.
If you have already eaten the banana, scrub the feet with the inner side of the peel. You will get pretty much the same effect. Rinse and hydrate.
- Aloe Vera gel
Aloe Vera is an excellent moisturizer, and you will need the gel for your feet.
Apply it after your shower instead of your finishing hydration step. Coat the feet, and put on your favorite cotton socks.