You probably have a beauty routine that includes all sorts of creams and moisturizers for your face, hands, and neck. But, how often do you pay attention to your feet? Ignoring them leads to the skin on the bottom becoming dry and flakey, heels cracking, and the formation of calluses.
We bet you didn’t know that calluses are a protection mechanism. Since your feet have to deal with friction all day long, the skin around your feet has no choice but to protect itself, which it does by thickening the skin under your feet. This seems reasonable until they go untreated for long, which leads to the formation of rough patches.
The cracked skin on your heels can be the perfect nesting place for bacteria. You wouldn’t want that, right? It is recommended that you should exfoliate your feet at least twice a week. So today, we’re letting you in on the ultimate feet scrub secrets. Try these foot scrubs out and give some love to your feet.
Olive Oil, Salt, and Sugar Scrub
Apart from smelling heavenly, this foot scrub is going to do wonders. Another great thing about it is that it is easy to make, and all the ingredients are probably already lying in your pantry. So, what are you waiting for? go ahead and grab them to make the best foot scrub.
- ½ cup sea salt
- ½ cup sugar
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
Optional: Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to get the full spa experience.
All you need to do is to mix these ingredients until they turn into a paste, and it's good to go. You can also store it in an air-tight container to avoid going through the hassle of making it again.
Baking Soda Scrub
Since baking soda has an abrasive texture, it can work as a brilliant exfoliator for your feet and get rid of that hard skin around the heels. Baking soda is also used in many other scrubs such as the ones intended for the face, body, and even scalp.
Here’s what you’ll need for this exfoliating scrub:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 3-6 tbsp. of any oil (olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil)
Yup, it is that simple. Mix the ingredients in a bowl; add the oil gradually for the desired consistency, and voila, it is done. You can use it right away or store it in an airtight container for later.
To Sum It Up
Your feet are just as important as every other part of your body so deserve your care and attention, too. Also, who would want to carry bacteria around in the soles of their feet? Absolutely no one! Show them some love this weekend by mixing up a scrub and getting the beauty treatment you deserve.