Having trouble with cracked feet or soarness every time you wear heels? Our feet are just as sensitive as other parts of the body. Therefore, it wise that you always use a homemade foot scrub or some therapy. However, many people do not realize the importance of keeping your feet healthy and clean at all times. As a result, there has been a significant rise in the number of people who experience these common foot conditions:
- dry skin: This is a very common feet issue that is caused by lack of proper moisturisation. I spoke to a few of my friends just too find out if they always remember to moisturize or oil their feet after a shower. Perhaps unsurprisingly, none of them actually remember to do that. Sounds familiar, right? What follows is that the skin becomes itchy and very dry then the feet crack. Even so, this is nothing a homemade foot scrub can’t fix.
- corns and calluses: You know how they say that only the owner of the shoe knows where it pinches most? Well, this condition couldn’t be described any clearer. When your shoe pinches, it causes friction between your toes and the shoe. Eventually, corns and calluses occur due to poor blood circulation.
- fungal&bacterial infections: The most common problem is athlete foot. It caused by fungi which breeds and reproduces in dark, warm and moist locations such as inside a shoe. Therefore, every time you are tempted to sleep with the shoes on, think about this because you might just be harbouring a cluster of fungi/bacteria.
- bunions: Most of the people who have bunions are likely to pass on the trait to the next generation because it a hereditary condition.
- warts: These are skin growths caused by a virus which is highly contagious. As such, the treatment is not over the counter nor homemade but rather in a real hospital.
- spurs: Sometimes calcification can happen just in the wrong part of the body. Sadly, when it happens on your toes, you get little calcium growths that can be very painful. Though many people opt to go through surgery to remove spurs, I recommend you try this homemade foot scrub.
- ingrown toe nails: No doubt that you’ve seen this type of nails before. However, just so we are on the same page, I will explain briefly what these nails represent. These nails are extensions of nails that have grown past the cuticle and now cut through the skin. This condition is mostly caused by careless nailcutting and occur on the first big toes.
Now, if you have any of the above foot conditions, then the homemade foot scrub that I made is for you. You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on products that will just make your feet worse. Even though you do pedicure once a week, there are some things you need to do in between the week especially if you work out alot. Fortunately, I discovered a quick and simple way of making a homeremedy for your feet. With that, let’s get into the ingredients that you will need.
- brown sugar
- olive oil
- warm water
- apple cidar vinegar/Epsom salt
- cool milk(whole)
- lemon juice
- coconut oil
- clear plastic wrap
- cotton socks
Step 1: Removing dry skin
Measure 7 cups of warm water into a basin. Take a cup of Apple cidar vinegar or Epsom salt and add it into the basin. Soak your legs in the mixture for about 15 minutes. I recommend that you do this atleast twice in a week since white vinegar helps to remove dead skin which accumulate on the surface of your feet causing roughness and dryness. Therefore, soaking your feet in this mixture not only softens your feet but also clears any marks and removes deadskin due to the Acetic acid. Likewise, if you find vinegar to be too harsh for your feet, you can use 1/2 a cup of Epsom salt. In addition to making your feet soft, Epsom salt also removes toxins and impurities from the feet. Once you add the Epsom salt to the warm water, soak your feet for 15 minutes which enhances the blood circulation. If you are used to people making faces every time you remove your shoes, your days of enduring a bad smell are soon done. When done, take a clean towel and dry your feet.
NB: Do not scrub your feet before soaking them as it will make them more dry. It irritates your skin more.
Step 2: Vitalizing
Take 1/2 a cup of brown sugar and put in a bowl. Also, add 1/2 a cup of Olive oil to the bowl and thoroughly mix them. The mixture puts in back the nutrients into your feet and makes the skin soft. This scrub locks in moisture therefore solving the dryness issue. Apply the mixture gently on your feet as you work your way through the upper parts of the cracked or dry feet. Mostly concentrate on this areas as they need nutrients and moisture more than other areas of the feet. Do this for 5-6 minutes as you warm water for rinsing off the scrub. At this stage, you may use a pumice stone just to scrub off some remaining paste. After scrubbing with a pumice stone, soak your feet in warm water again. You can do this step at least twice in a week.
Step 3: Exofoliating
Take 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar, 1/2 a teaspoon for Tumeric powder and mix them in a bowl. Add 1/2 a cup of whole milk and 1/2 a teaspoon of technology. Stir the mixture very slowly making sure that no balls are formed. Take the mixture and apply it on your feet concentrating on the cracked or dried areas. Just like your face needs a mask after every scrub, your feet also require your attention. Let the mask set for 30 minutes then use warm water to rinse it off. It is meant to exfoliate your feet and make them even softer. Take a towel and dry your feet.
Step 4: Moisturizing
Finally, put a few drops of coconut oil on your palm and apply al over your feet. After such intense proceses, your feet to be moisturized and massaged. Once you are done, take a clear plastic wrap and use it to wrap your feet. Take a cotton pair of socks and wear them overnight. When I did this procedure for the first time, I didn’t believe that my feet could be as soft as they are now.
With this homemade foot scrub, you can now rock those sandles without a care in the world. This scrub not only heals cracked feet but also completely erases bad smell. By adding nutrients, this homemade foot scrub also makes your feet stronger and healthier. I recommend that you get used to doing step 1 and step 2 atleast thrice in a week if you want to experience fast results. The beauty about this scrub is that it has a little bit of every thing that work in synergy to make your feet look good. What’s more, this homemade foot scrub can easily be madeusing home ingredients.