Compromising on your footwear to hide those cracked heels and dry feet? This is so because often in our daily beauty regime, our feet remain unattended. Lack of care and use of feet exposing footwear are the most popular reasons for causing rough and cracked heels. Well, worry no more because the magic to get soft and supple feet is very much present at your home itself!
EASY REMEDIES FOR SMOOTH, SOFT FEET
Vinegar & Listerine Mouthwash Solution
Ingredients: 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup Listerine, 2 cups water, and 1 pumice stone.
Mix vinegar and Listerine into water to make a solution. Soak your feet in the solution for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove your feet from the solution and scrub it with the pumice stone to remove dead skin. Then rinse your feet with clean water, pat dry and apply a moisturizer.
Benefits: The mild acids present in vinegar makes exfoliation easy by softening dry and dead skin. The thymol and alcohol in Listerine soothe skin, cures cracked feet, fights toenail fungus, and treats plantar warts.
Aloe Vera Magic
Ingredients: Aloe vera gel, 1 tub warm water, 1 pumice stone, and a pair of cotton socks.
Fill a tub with warm water and keep aloe vera gel, pumice stone and socks handy. Soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove your feet from the water and scrub it with the pumice stone to remove dead skin. Then rinse your feet with clean water, pat dry, apply a thick layer of aloe vera gel and wear socks. Leave it overnight and wash your feet with lukewarm water in the morning. Repeat this daily for 4-5 nights to see the difference.
Benefits: Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, and E. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties making it the perfect remedy for skin healing.
Lemon Salt Foot Scrub
Ingredients: 1 lemon and 1 teaspoon salt.
Cut a lemon in half and dip the lemon into some salt. Apply the scrub all over your feet and gently rub it in to exfoliate the dead skin. Rinse it off with warm water, pat your feet dry, and apply a moisturizer.
Benefits: Lemon along with salt gently exfoliates the skin under your feet to get rid of dead skin cells.
Vicks VapoRub, when applied on your feet, will not only soothe tired, achy feet, but also soften dry rough feet. Mix vapor with vaseline for an overnight remedy to soften dry rough feet.
You will need – 1 ripe banana and 1 teaspoon honey.
Mash the banana. Add honey. Whisk it well so that it comes to a liquid consistency. Apply the paste covering your heels completely. Gently rub it. Keep it on for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse it with lukewarm water. Pat your feet dry and apply a moisturizer.
Benefits: Banana contains Vitamin A, C and B6. It is a natural moisturiser and helps to maintain elasticity of the skin and also keeps the skin hydrated. Honey is a natural humectant. It causes a fluid shift by drawing water from the inner tissues to the outer layers of the skin. This creates a plumping effect that heals the outer skin.
Apply a thick layer of shea butter under your feet as a foot cream before going to bed. Massage it in to increase circulation and sleep on it.
Shea butter moisturizes and softens any dry, rough skin under the feet to keep it soft and smooth. It is a rich moisturizer and excellent emollient that will soften dry rough skin under your feet effectively.
Vaseline is a sealant, that locks in the water and skin’s moisture to keep it soft. Apply a thick layer of vaseline and cover your feet with a pair of socks before going to bed to wake up to smooth feet. READ MORE – OVERNIGHT HERBAL SCALP TONIC for faster hair growth