Your feet are an important part of your body. People often take care of their faces and they forget their feet. But, if your feet are not cleaned properly, then it can cause many skin problems.
Your feet spend an entire day in the shoe. This may cause dehydration. Your feet may lack moisture. In the summer season, your feet may experience more dryness. This dryness produces dead cells on your feet.
If you don’t clean those dead cells, then bacteria may build up on your feet’ pores. Hence, exfoliation is an important method to clean your feet.
Now, Spa or professional pedicure centers can burn your pocket. Therefore, you can make your own exfoliating foot scrub at home. So, read the below article and make your feet sparkling.
1) Choose The Right Ingredients
Only the right ingredients can exfoliate your feet perfectly. Hence, pick only the right ingredients. Salt is the prime ingredient to make a beneficial foot scrub. Salt causes one kind of mild friction with your feet’s skin. As a result, it becomes really easy to scrub out the dead cells. Some people also use sugar instead of salt.
Apart from salt, you need natural oil. Coconut oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, olive oil are some of the most popular choices. Oil and salt mixture can exfoliate and moisturize your feet perfectly.
But, there are more ingredients with their own benefits. Honey, lemon, milk, baking soda, brown sugar, essential oils are also used to make a good DIY foot scrub.
For example- Honey can control bacterial growth on your feet. So, if you are experiencing itching, then you can use honey. Likewise, milk can soothe your feet’s skin.
So, use the ingredients after knowing them well.
2) Mix The Ingredients and Apply The Mixture
After picking the ingredients you should mix them. Usually, 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil are enough. But, you should always take 1 cup or more amount of salt.
Baking soda, honey, and lemon juice should not be more than 1 tablespoon. Some people soak their feet. In that case, you can take one cup of milk.
For example – take one cup of salt, one tablespoon coconut oil, and two tablespoons of honey. Mix them well in a bowl and your DIY feet scrub is ready to apply.
So, apply the mixture on your feet and keep it on your feet for 10 to 15 minutes.
3) Soak and Scrub
If you have cracked heels or broken skin, then you may need to soak your feet. So, you can use lukewarm water to soak your feet (for 10 minutes). Then, you can use a pumice stone to scrub your feet.
Now, a person may not have a bad skin condition. In that case, he/she can apply the mixture on his/her feet. Then, he/she can wash his/her feet (after 15 minutes).
4) Wash Your Feet
A foot scrub can be a thick paste or a liquid one. Hence, you should know – how to wash them. Use warm water to wash thick foot scrub and normal water to wash liquid foot scrub. You can also use a pumice stone to clean your feet well.
If you search online, you can find many DIY foot scrub ideas. But, some ingredients may cause allergic reactions to your skin. Hence, know all the ingredients beforehand and then use them.
Foot scrub can rejuvenate your feet and it can keep your feet skin fresh and healthy. Hence, you should try a DIY foot scrub at least once.
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