We all love those baby soft feet with no cracks. Beauty treatments in spa clinic never miss out manicure and pedicure sessions. Pedicure has become a beauty ritual. Yes, regular pedicure sessions make our feet look more beautiful. However, pedicure isn’t all about the pretty feet.
Foot care is beyond pedicure. Listing out the 10 simple home remedies for foot care, softer, prettier and healthy feet.
Treat the tired feet with lemon foot soak
Feet carry all the body weight, all the times. Most of you feel strain in your feet after a day’s work. A few may wake up with mild foot pain in the mornings. Treat the tired feet with lemon, something easily available in your home.
Squeeze a lemon into a tub of warm water. When you boil the water you can add the lemon zest to it. It gives good aroma. Mix it well and add a spoonful of baking soda to the water. Place your feet in the lemon foot soak for a few minutes until the water turns cool. Ensure that the feet are submerged in water. Lemon and baking soda treats the infection. It pampers the tired food and treats the soreness.
Relax your feet and you
Your body needs rest, your mind and your feet too! Just because you sleep or sit on your couch doesn’t give your feet rest, rather make it relaxed. Take a walk on the grass, the best and cost free way to relax your feet. Walk in the lawn not only soothes your feet, but also stimulates the reflex points in the feet. It will improve your vision and rejuvenates you. A walk for around 15 minutes is sufficient. You will enjoy sound sleep.
Treat the cracked heels
Many girls and working women are afraid to show-off their feet just because of the cracks. Cracked heels are not just unappealing, but also unhealthy. When not attended, it leads to pain. You can easily treat the cracked heels with simple ingredients, without looking for any expensive skin treatments.
All you need is a candle and mustard oil (or olive oil). Melt the wax and add oil to it, make it a thick paste. Apply the paste in the cracks. If you don’t get the desired texture, add a few drops of water or any anti-septic liquid when you heat the wax. Wait for ten minutes. Soak the feet in warm water for 10 minutes. Brush your feet using a pumice stone or a soft brush. You can also add mild shampoo when you scrub the feet. It removes the dirt. After brushing, rinse the feet thoroughly. Let it dry and apply moisturizer to keep the feet hydrated. You may also wear cotton socks overnight.
Be ready to carry a big smile on your face to see the soft and clear feet the next morning!
For brighter feet
Just like we some face packs for skin brightness, try this fairness pack for your feet. Rosewater, glycerin and lemon (optional) are sufficient.
Wash your feet and pat it dry. Mix equal amount of rose water, glycerin and lemon juice (squeeze a lemon, mix some water to get the equal quantity of other ingredients). Blend the mixture well. Soak a cotton ball and apply it gently on the feet. Your feet will be brighter and softer.
Say bye to thicker skin on the feet
Many women tend to have a harder skin on the feet. Harder skin is nothing but rough and thicker skin at the bottom feet. Apply aloe Vera gel regularly before bed at the bottom of your feet. Alternatively, you can also try massaging the feet with coconut oil. Apply coconut oil generously and massage the feet until the skin absorbs the oil. It softens the skin, retains the moisture and ensures smooth feet.
These remedies are also good to nourish and hydrate the dry skin.
Too much pain that caught you!
Sometimes, too much work reflects in body aches. Foot pain is one of the disturbing aches. If your pain is intolerable, try this quick remedy to ease away the pain, before you go for painkillers.
Boil around 3 – 4 litres of water. Add a handful of salt (recommended Epsom salt or pink salt) to the boiled water. You can heat the water to the maximum temperature where you can tolerate the heat. If you feel temperature is too high to soak your feet, let the water cool, don’t make it too warm. The water should be hot.
Soak your aching feet into the hot water (comfortable temperature) (remember not to burn your foot by soaking it in water that is too hot). You will find a sort of stimulation in your feet. Soak the feet until the temperature recedes. It is an instant remedy to get rid of the foot pain and it even reduces the body aches.
Remove Blackness in your toe fingers / feet
Generally, blackness in the feet is caused by lack of blood supply to the feet. When you lack physical activity, blood supply to the feet is not sufficient. The best remedy to treat the blackness in the feet is exercises.
Quick exercise to treat heel pain, improve blood circulation and get rid of the black toe fingers.
Sit straight on a chair, place the feet on the floor; raise the heel part and tap it on the floor. Repeat it for 30 times. Then lift the upper part of the foot, place the heel on the floor, tap it for 30 times. This simple exercise enhances the blood circulation to the feet. In a few days, you will see the blackness fading away, you will get brighter feet.
Another remedy is applying Vaseline to the feet. After trying this exercise, apply Vaseline and massage the feet. Wear cotton socks at night and place a pillow beneath your legs. In less than 2 weeks, you will see a noticeable difference in the feet skin.
- Rub the banana peel on your feet. It hydrates, scrubs and soothes the feet.
- Put a foot mask with egg white when you try it on your face.
- Wear the right footwear to avoid getting your feet damaged
- Don’t sit or stand for long hours. Take a break from your work desk, walk barefoot.
Home remedies are always effective and enhance your beauty naturally with no side effects. All you need some time to get Happy Feet and pampered!
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