Summer is the season of sandals, open shoes, and here we understand that it is time to take care of our feet. Yes, those feet that we so often forget, even if they allow us to move around. The calluses, cracks and dry skin that appear when we ignore their needs can be unattractive and painful. So, what can we do about it?
newdiscoover has put together a few tips for you to keep your feet as soft as a baby’s and have a great summer. And don’t forget to read our bonus at the end of the article!
Let’s start with some general tips. The first thing you need to remember is that our feet need daily attention. If you want your heels to be smooth and soft, you should use a pumice stone and a foot file every day or as regularly as you can. In addition, there are some things we want to remind you of:
Remove dead skin during or just after your shower or bath. Use circular motions for best results. Rinse and dry your feet afterwards, and apply moisturizer.
If you like foot baths, use warm or cool water. Be aware that hot water can dry out your skin.
Use foot scrubs, either homemade or store-bought. Try honey, salt, sugar or coffee scrubs, depending on your preference.
You can also try coconut oil or shea butter to moisturize your feet or even mix the two in a 3:2 ratio. Do this at night and use cotton socks after applying moisturizer for best results.
So much for general tips; now we give you some simple recipes you can follow to soften the skin on your feet. It’s time to give them back for the work they do for us!
- Baking Soda
We all know that baking soda is a universal miracle product and it’s time to repeat the scrubbing process. All you need to do is :
3 doses of baking soda;
1 dose of water.
Mix the ingredients in a container and apply them to your feet. Massage them, paying special attention to heels, toes and calluses (if you have any). If your skin is too dry, use a pumice stone or foot file. When you’re done, rinse your feet with warm water and apply a little moisturizer.
You can also use baking soda in a foot bath. It’s as simple as filling a foot bath container and adding warm water and three spoonfuls of baking soda. Stir and soak your feet, leaving them to stand for ten minutes. After that, rinse with water and apply your favorite moisturizer.
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