Nothing is less sexy than cracked, dry heels on the bottom of your feet. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer, winter, spring or fall, all women want to have smooth, beautiful feet that they won’t be embarrassed to show off or rub up the leg of their special someone.
You don’t need to go in for a pricy pedicure to soften up your feet – you can pamper yourself with your very own pedicure right from your own home! All you need is 15 minutes, a basin or a tub, some hot water, and other items that you can probably already find sitting around your kitchen or your washroom.
Step 1: To start the process of renewing your feet, fill a foot bath or a basin with warm water. The best way to do this is to add 1 cup of milk to every 5 cups of warm water. Now let your feet soak for ten minutes.
Step 2: After you step out of the foot bath, you can use your very own homemade foot scrub to get rid of that dry skin. You can create these by taking ½ cup of oil and adding 4 tablespoons of either salt or sugar. Any oil will do, though the best to use are baby oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or if you’re in a pinch, you can try out vegetable oil too.
Step 3: Get comfortable, and get scrubbing! Take the foot scrub and massage it in a clockwise motion over the hardened areas of your feet. You can use it on the tops of your feet too, such as over the toe knuckles, if you have thick or calloused skin there as well. Follow up by scrubbing your feet with a pumice stone, and then rinse your feet. Pat them dry.
Step 4: Here’s the therapy that will definitely fix up any cracked heels. Prior to slipping under the covers and going to bed, rub any product that has 2 percent salicylic acid in it over the dry areas of your feet. A product that a lot of professionals recommend is “Stridex”. Leave the product o your feet, and then apply a thick, generous layer of moisturizer on your feet. Vaseline will do the trick, though using rich moisturizers like Eucerin or cocoa butter will work best.
Step 5: Grab a pair of thick, comfortable socks, and slide them over your feet. This will not only keep your toes nice and toasty, but it will prevent the product from damaging your bed sheets, and the warmth your feet will generate in the socks will help your dry skin better absorb the moisturizing product.
Step 6: Keep the socks on for at least 4 hours, though if you can stand wearing socks while you sleep, keep them on all night!
It won’t take long for your feet to get back to feeling smooth and moisturized. Follow the steps above every night for one week, and you will have feet that could rival those of any foot model!