Cracked, dry feet and callouses on the heels and toes are a huge problem.
It makes our feet look damaged, and many factors contribute to this: workout routines, shoes, aging and even our climate. Many resort to visiting salons and spas to have our feet done before a lovely vacation or beach day, but it can be costly over time and takes effort. It isn’t known what is inside the scrubs and creams they use at the places, and a lot of these products are labeled as “organic” and “all-natural” yet have many chemicals in them.
Luckily, there is all-natural means to care for your feet at home to prevent and heal your foot skin from daily wear and tear. Use an essential oil foot balm, such as tea tree oil with peppermint to rejuvenate and moisturize feet , while protecting them against fungi and bacteria found in the feet.
If you like to do DIY beauty care and healing remedies from home, then this easy baking soda foot soak will do the trick to clear up callouses and cracked skin. Best of all, it is a cheap alternative and will keep you away from harmful chemicals.
DIY Baking Soda Foot Soak to Cure Dry Cracked Feet
• Soft scrub sponge / brush / pumice stone
• Lavender oil (optional)
• 4-5 liters of warm water in a bucket (that your feet will fit in)
Directions: Start by pouring baking soda into a bucket and stir around in water until the baking soda is dissolved fully. You can also add in lavender oil, which will deliver a sweet and calming smell to calm your nerves after a long day. Then, soak your feet in the warm mixture for 15-20 minutes.
After soaking your feet, use a scrub brush, pumice stone or sponge to rub the bottom of your feet to rid of dry skin. After scrubbing, apply a thin coat of moisturizer ( one with a high amount of glycerin) or coconut oil to your feet. Put on socks to help lock in the moisture. When done before bedtime, wear the socks all night to retain moisture.
This process can be done 1-2 times a week and shortly after, once or twice a month in the winter time. If you want, you can add baking soda in water to make a paste to exfoliate your foot skin before scrubbing with a sponge or brush.
Watch this video to get educated on how to use baking soda to remove blackheads.
Conducting an at-home spa treatment is cheap and just as effective as going to any spa. This being done on a daily routine can ensure that your feet will look healthy and nice in every season of the year.
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