Let’s take care of feet since they are our strut! Don’t our swollen feet deserve a moment of relaxation after spending the entire day in, frequently, uncomfortable shoes and sweaty socks? Girls, I announce ‘Evening for Feet’ event!
We have to take care of our feet so as we do it with complexion, hands and hair. We should do it especially during holiday season when we don’t hide them in heavy shoes. It’s a pity that we get the short end of the stick and start on conditioning our feet when the summer is just around the corner and the hot weather forces us to change sneakers into sandals. Therefore, our feet deserve a little bit of our attention throughout year and I’m not talking about applying just any foot cream.
From my experience, I can recommend HOMEMADE FOOT SCRUB – it works miracles!
- it removes dead epidermis cells;
- limits keratinizing processes of skin, for example, on heels;
- it can work anti-bacterial and anti-fungal;
- provides skin with smoothness, nourishment and moisturisation;
Before Scrub – Foot Bath
Even a regular foot scrub procedure has to be arranged in the right way because if carried out too fast or without any preparation, this treatment will simply turn out to be ineffective. Therefore, before you proceed with the procedure, it’s worth relaxing and drench feet first. Foot bath is a way to relax muscles, alleviate pain, soften skin, combat bacteria and delicately nourish the skin.
Depending on what we’re going to add to warm water (a bowl has to be filled with water so as it freely cover your feet), we can obtain various effects:
- Moisturising foot bath – lemon juice, cinnamon, olive oil and a glass of milk.
- Soothing foot bath – lavender oil (or sandal wood/ylang-ylang) and sea salt.
- Relaxing foot bath – lavender oil, sea salt and 4 glasses of milk.
- Nourishing foot bath – a spoon of honey, vanilla extract, almond oil.
The baths can be modified accordingly to your needs and preferences because, after all, these are our ideas and the nourishing substances we currently have/don’t have which determine the final effect. I encourage you to experiment!
Homemade Foot Scrub
Once you finish foot bath, you can go on the main point, which is preparing scrub thanks to which your feet will be not only nourished but also smooth and full of vitality. I can ensure you that foot scrub can be carried out also in the winter (contrary to the popular beliefs that this treatment is reserved for the summertime only). How often should we apply scrub to our feet? Manual dead epidermis cell exfoliation procedure is recommended to be performed once a week. Of course, nothing bad will happen if you forget to carry out the procedure or if you don’t have time to do it. What is important though, don’t apply foot scrub more often than that. Otherwise, it’s highly possible that you may damage the delicate skin.
Below, I’m sharing with you a few of my favourite peelings which I apply on the regular basis. However, before I give you the recipes, I would like to guide you how to carry out the procedure properly.
Foot Scrub Step by Step:
- Gather a portion of a scrub and apply to the feet.
- Go on massaging intensively for approximately 5 minutes.
- Go on massaging more vigorously thick skin area, for example heels.
- Treat delicately ankle skin area.
- Let the scrub sit on your feet 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse the residues using lukewarm water.
- Follow with deeply moisturising cream or mask.
Foot Scrub – My Best Recipes
- Coffee Foot Scrub – (2 spoons of ground coffee beans, 1 olive oil, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice) you can also use coffee grounds that have been brewed or just freshly ground beans which have to be mixed with the remaining ingredients and applied to damp feet.
- Walnut Foot Scrub – (1 spoon of eucerinum, 3 spoons of ground walnut shells) eucerinum is a combination of petroleum jelly and cetyl alcohol, which can be bought in a pharmacy. Basically, you can also use only petroleum jelly; the base ingredient has to be mixed with the exfoliating particles and applied to dry feet.
- Sugar Foot Scrub – (2 spoons of flaxseed pulp, 1 spoon of brown sugar) the pulp of flaxseed is made due to boiling it; it has to be mixed with sugar the size of grains equals the strength of the scrub.
- Salt Foot Scrub – (2 spoons of salt, 1 spoon of coconut oil or shea butter, 2 drops of pepper mint oil) before combining all the ingredients, you have to warm the oil/butter to make it runny, yet prevent it from being too hot so as to preserve salt from melting. What’s crucial, it might be difficult to remove the scrub with water, therefore, it’s worth using glycerine soap, for example.
- Poppy-and-Lemon Foot Scrub – (a half of glass of poppy, 2 spoons of olive oil, 2 spoons of lemon juice) such scrub doesn’t only provide feet with smoothness due to poppy seeds but also it highlights foot skin thanks to lemon features.
- Sugar-and-Honey Foot Scrub – (a spoon of sugar, a spoon cinnamon, a spoon of natural honey) when combined with cinnamon of antiseptic and antifungal action it’s worth using fine grain scrub so as to avoid possible irritations of sensitive skin.
Are you going to make a use of any of my recipes? 🙂