A. Summer Foot Care: Treat Your Feet To These DIY Masks
Now that the season of shoes and boots is officially over, it’s time to show off your beautiful feet with these sandals. One of the simple joys of summer is walking barefoot by the sea. However, when exposed to the sun and sand, your feet may need serious body treatment. A pedicure session may not always be enough. That’s why we’ve developed three easy DIY foot masks to help you have smooth, tan-free feet
1. Foot Peeling
Although scrubs are readily available on the market, if you have enough time, consider making one at home, as it is very easy to do. Mix sea salt, ground oats and almonds, of course. Now add a tablespoon of olive oil and coconut oil. Rub your feet with it for a few minutes to remove dry and dead skin cells. Clean with a warm towel to keep your feet soft and supple
2. Foot mask
A foot mask should be moisturizing and relaxing. Take equal amounts of oats and brown sugar and add a cup of honey. Now add a tablespoon of lemon juice and olive oil to this mixture and place in Ziploc bags. Put your feet in your pockets, sit back and relax for 10 minutes while the mask works its magic. Clean the mask and wash it with a mild detergent
3. Foot treatment
If you have rough feet, a moisturizing mask is not enough. Summers can leave your feet dry and dry. Use this foot treatment to get happy feet. In a blender, add two small cucumbers, two tablespoons of lemon juice and three tablespoons of olive oil. Transfer the mixture to plastic bags, put your feet inside them and secure them around your ankles with elastic bands. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse.
B. Amazing DIY Peel Masks For Smooth Feet
Before you feel sick at the thought of exfoliating your probably most neglected feet, please don’t. We said – foot scrubs are really amazing and deserve a place as prestigious in your Sunday self-care as your favorite facial mask.
In fact, foot scrubs are similar to facial masks in that they add a dose of moisture to soothe tired and dry feet. Some are a little more intense and essentially help to remove dead skin from your feet, while others only provide a good dose of hydration while you sleep. Regardless of your choice of foot scrub, we have the perfect fit for your feet.
1. DIY Rosemary Foot Scrub
Ingredients: kosher salt, table salt, coconut oil, olive oil, peppermint oil, rosemary
This simple scrub can be made with everyday ingredients from your kitchen – the only thing you need is a little peppermint oil. After showering, rub this scrub onto your feet on hard skin areas in a circular motion, then rinse to break off some of the dead skin. Finish with your moisturizer to include everything.
2. DIY lemon peel
Ingredients: lemon juice, uncoated aspirin tablets
You may have heard of a product called “Baby Foot”, a non-do-it-yourself foot scrub that uses acids like glycolic and salicylic acid to break up rotten skin cells enough for you to literally peel them. This poplar bark cheat is good enough to make you feel at home. Place it in the most difficult spots, seal it with plastic wrap and let it rest until the skin starts to peel. Then, remove the foot shell for softer feet instantly.
3. DIY Shea Butter Foot Scrub
Ingredients: shea butter, Epsom salt, fine cornmeal, oatmeal, essential oil of your choice.
Between itchy cornmeal, anti-inflammatory oats and soothing Epsom salts, this homemade scrub leaves all your feet tired and overworked that need to be soft again. Massage this mixture deep into your heels to remove any dead skin. Using a foot scrub promotes blood circulation so that your aching feet feel relieved quickly.
4. Dipping black tea feet do it yourself
Ingredients: Epsom salt, black tea, essential oils, hot water
Sit back, relax and enjoy the Zen benefits of this simple bath. Epsom salts help to eliminate toxins from the body, while warm water helps to soften the skin on the underside of dry heels.
5. Peppermint feet soak DIY
Ingredients: Epsom salt, baking powder, peppermint essential oil
Three simple ingredients soak this fragrant footbath, leaving you and your feet tired with a feeling of freshness and restoration. Not to mention that baking soda works as a great scrub.
6. Soaking feet DIY Listerine Elixir
Ingredients: white vinegar, salt, Listerine mouthwash (yes, seriously), hot water, peppermint oil
This is one of those beauty tricks that look strange, but work really well. The acids in vinegar, combined with those in Listerine, gently break and exfoliate the skin at a chemical level, revealing brighter, cleaner and softer feet.
7. DIY foot scrub with vanilla and brown sugar
Ingredients: brown sugar, almond oil, vitamin E oil, vanilla extract
This peel not only smells wonderful, but vitamin E oil completely transforms even the most wrinkled dry skin. Rub a tablespoon of this sugary scrub on the soles of your feet to remove dead skin and treat yourself a little with the lovely ingredients. Then, store the rest of the scrub in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for the next time your feet need a makeover.
8. DIY honey foot scrub
Ingredients: organic Greek yogurt, organic raw honey, coconut oil, celery, bergamot essential oil
Use these common cooking ingredients for anything they can do to your skin. The lactic acid in yogurt is a natural scrub, while live probiotic cultures are really helpful in breaking down dead skin cells. Honey, in turn, can accelerate the healing process. Make this simple recipe for a foot mask, put it on your feet, wrap or pack for a few minutes before rinsing to get the full effect. Here we go! Happier feet.
These are all our DIY foot scrubs that are so easy to make at home and give your feet the treats they need.
C. How to Make a Foot Mask
The skin on the feet is hard, but dry weather, frequent contact with water and sandals can make the skin dry and scaly. Do not pamper your feet under your socks, but with a homemade foot mask. Mix moisturizing ingredients and allow them to penetrate the skin to add moisture and keep your feet soft and supple.
- Pour 4 teaspoons of oil into a bowl. Good oil options are almond, sesame, coconut or olive oil.
- Add 2 teaspoons of cocoa butter, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of honey and the contents of 4 vitamin E capsules. Mix the ingredients well with a spoon.
- Soak your feet in a basin or bath with warm water for 20 minutes. Dry your feet with a towel.
- Massage the mixture into each foot. Put on a pair of cotton socks and go to sleep. The next morning, take off your socks and wash your feet with warm water to remove your foot mask.
Make a foot mask with an ingredient by applying petroleum jelly, honey or olive oil to your feet. Put on a pair of cotton socks and go to sleep. The next day, wash your feet with warm water.
Wear a foot mask every night when your feet are dry and cracked. Continue using the foot mask until healing.
D. A DIY Peel for Dry, Cracked Feet
I always had dry feet and for a long time I felt condemned to live my life with embarrassing feet, so dry and cracked that they really hurt. Although professional pedicures and spa treatments probably helped, I was so embarrassed about my feet that I didn’t let anyone look at them, let alone touch them long enough to do anything about it. When I finally got enough to solve the problem, I had had dry, rough and thick skin on my heels for years. They looked like my grandmother’s and we have fifty years between us!
I tried everything from pumice stones and electronic files to sugar scrubs and more. Nothing seemed to work. The night I woke up my husband scratching his leg with his heels was the night he knew he needed a miracle product.
During my research, I found a product called Baby Foot “Exfoliant Foot Peel”, a Japanese chemical foot mask that claims that your feet look new when using fruit acid to eat your terrible, dry skin.
The reviews for this “wonderful product” were all positive, but unfortunately I was not in the mood to pay $ 25 for two disposable boots. Fortunately, economics and innovation have led me to do my own foot scrub at home and I am very happy that it works! Hopefully, this scrub will also help your feet.
1. What will you need
- 1 small bottle of uncoated aspirin (from the dollar store works well)
- 1 lemon (or enough lemon juice to match a lemon)
- 1 small mixing bowl or bowl
- 1 bowl large enough to dip your feet into
- Plastic film to wrap your feet well
- A very thick and rich moisturizer (Tree Hut shea butter is my personal preference)
2. How to do a DIY foot scrub
- Pour some aspirin into a bowl and set it aside.
- Soak your feet in hot water for 20 minutes. If desired, you can use a mixture of mouthwash, vinegar and water:
- 1 cup of Listerine, 1 cup of white vinegar, 2 cups of hot water.
- Before 20 minutes, pour the lemon over the aspirin and mix until it forms a paste.
3. Dry your feet.
Apply the paste to the feet and cover with plastic wrap. Use for at least 2 hours.
When finished, wash and apply a thick moisturizer.
4. DIY Baby Foot Mask Instructions
1. Pour the aspirin into a small bowl and leave it there. You don’t need this yet.
2. Soak your feet in water as hot as you can while standing for about 20 minutes. (In fact, I soak them in a mixture of mouthwash, vinegar and water: 1 cup of Listerine, 1 cup of white vinegar, 2 cups of hot water.) You want the skin on your feet to be nice and smooth, so that this mixture easily sinks into the dead the skin can penetrate. Since our version of the foot scrub is not as hard as the one bought at the store, it needs a little help.
3. Before your 20 minutes are up, pour the lemon juice over the aspirin to form a paste. If the consistency is too thick, you can squeeze the juice out of another slice. Mix the paste very well.
4. Dry your feet. You can run a towel over rough areas to loosen dead skin.
5. Apply the paste to the feet and cover each foot completely with plenty of plastic wrap. You can use tape to secure the plastic if you want, but I found that wearing decent socks over the plastic will keep them safe enough. Since this is not as hard as the baby foot scrub, you can use this mixture for as long as you like. I usually put it on after dinner and use it until bedtime. I suggest using it for at least two hours.
6. When you have finished mixing, wash your feet and dry them thoroughly. Again, you can wipe the rough areas with a towel to loosen dry skin. When you’re done, moisten your feet with the thickest, creamy and richest moisturizer you can find, as lemon juice will dry your feet with repeated use.
7. Since this homemade mixture is not as hard as Baby Foot, you will need to use it for a few days in a row to get the same results. However, after the first two or three days, it is not necessary to wet your feet before treatment. I treated her for five days and found my feet peeling five days later, as if I were using Baby Foot.
5. The results
Prepare to be surprised … and a little spoiled. Socks were my best friends again because my feet were peeling left and right, but that was a very good thing! If you can’t stand the idea of sleeping in your socks, get ready to wash the sheets thoroughly.
6. Maintenance Tips
- As soon as the skin peels, you can resume treatment if you wish. However, focus only (pun intended) on areas where the skin has not yet been peeled. You don’t want to dry your new skin before it can shine!
- You can also leave a pumice in the shower to remove the skin. However, be sure to remove and peel any dead skin. If it hurts, it is because it is still stuck to living skin. You don’t want to do any damage, so use cuticle scissors to cut the dead skin.
- And most importantly, have your favorite color on hand, because you will want to show off your feet like never before!
7. The ingredients of baby foot peeling and my substitutes
The main ingredients of Baby Foot are salicylic acid (anyone who has struggled with acne knows exactly what it is), glycolic acid, castor oil and vitamin E.
I knew from past acne cure experiences that aspirin would act as salicylic acid, but glycolic acid made me a little nervous. Glycolic acid is the reason Baby Foot recommends keeping the tray for just an hour. That’s because it can be very hard on your skin. So, I ignored glycolic acid. To replace vitamin E and fruit acid in baby’s feet, I opted for a lemon.
8. Did you know?
According to the National Foot Health Assessment conducted in 2012 by the NPD Group for the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, 20% of adults in the United States aged 21 and over (approximately 44 million people) have cracked feet. The problem is more serious with women, who report a rate more than 50% higher than men.
9. Six causes of heel or heel cracks
- Standing, walking or running for long periods of time: calluses form when pressure is placed on the heels. If you continue to apply pressure, the fat pads on your heels will expand and tear.
- Open shoes or sandals that do not fully support your feet. They allow your feet to stretch out to the sides and apply unnecessary pressure
- Palmoplantar keratoderma: an inherited disease that causes the formation of thick skin on the soles of the feet and palms
- Dry skin: This can be caused by a number of reasons, including vitamin deficiency, dry climates, eczema, psoriasis, the use of strong soaps and prolonged hot baths.
10. How to prevent cracked heels
- Avoid standing in the same place for long periods of time.
- Wear comfortable shoes with full support.
- Moisturize your feet every night before bed.
- Use insoles to help distribute weight evenly.
- Drink water and eat a balanced diet to stay hydrated.
- Use a pumice stone in the shower to remove dead skin