If you have gorgeous feet, you can carry off anything you want, from comfy flip flops to super haute stilettos. But after walking long hours every day and bearing pain, heat, sweat, humidity, and humiliation of pollution, how will you ensure that your feet will remain soft and tender? Here are some of the best ways to keep your feet healthy, happy and pampered.
Exfoliate Dead Cells
For this, you’ll need a pumice stone. Scrub your feet with a pumice stone for 5-10 minutes every day. Scrub gently and concentrate on heels and toes. The pumice stone will help you exfoliate the dead skin off your feet and improve blood circulation.
TIP: Be very careful while scrubbing your feet and don’t be harsh at all or else, your skin may crack and tear.
To make your feet feather-soft
You’ll need milk and rose petals. Soak your feet in Luke-warm milk for 20 minutes. Add some rose petals in it to make your feet smell wonderful. Wash it with warm water. Milk contains lactic acid, which softens skin texture.
TIP: Check the temperature of milk before immersing your feet to avoid scalding.
You’ll need a tub, petroleum jelly, warm water, and socks. Soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes and then pat them dry with a soft towel. Leave some moisture and then grab a lump of petroleum jelly and massage all over your feet for around 5-10 minutes. This will improve blood circulation. Wear a pair of comfortable socks and let the petroleum jelly stay on your feet overnight, you’ll see the magic early morning.
TIP: Wear socks even if you are staying at home to avoid dirt from accumulating over your feet and to keep it warm. It will act like a mini sauna for your feet.
You’ll need a nail cutter, some nail paint, and lotion. The maximum amount of bacteria accumulate on toenails and therefore, it is important to take care of it and keep it away from dirt and germs. Clip away your nails and clean the ridges between your toes. Use a filler to shape your nails. Slather some lotion on your feet, apply some nail paint and you are good to go.
TIP: Follow this every fortnight to keep your nails free from dirt and germs.
You’ll need a tub, some mild detergent, and water. It is very important that your shoes should be clean. Like you wash your clothes, you need to wash your shoes. You can soak your shoes and scrub them with mild detergent and a soft brush.
TIP: To keep your sneakers germ free and clean for long, dab your socks and feet with medicated powder before you go out.