Happy feet Part1
A soak for your feetGiven below is a soak for your feet and will make your skin smooth and beautiful.
It is true that most of us neglect out feet. Taking care of our feet normally takes a back seat when compared to other beauty treatment. We absolutely need to take care of our feet if we want to stay active and comfortable all through out lives. Taking care of our feet is important as if they do get damaged then a simple job like walking can become a painful exercise. Foot care can be simple and easy. Here are a few simple foot care tips that are not only good for the feet but are relaxing as well.
Keep the calluses at bay
Take care of your feet regularly to keep calluses under control. Use a pumice stone or an abrasive foot scrub to remove the dead and rough skin. If this skin is not removed it will become hard and thick and can become cracked and infected making walking difficult.
A bath for your foot
Give your feet a foot bath. Put a cup of marbles in the bath water and roll your feet around on top of them to stimulate the nerve endings. Pick up the marbles with your toes, flex and contract your feet and toes and then let go off the marbles. This will allow the arches and muscles of the feet to stretch.
A Foot massage
Get a foot massage once in a while. Ask a loved one to take time off to give you a foot massage. At the same time you can have a foot massage, which is extremely relaxing. Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to your lotion for a sensational treat for your feet.
Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize
The skin on the soles of your feet does not have any oil glands to soften them. So use a good moisturizer every day. Every night put a generous amount of cream on your feet before you go to bed and then pull on a pair of cotton socks.
Measure your feet
Every time you buy shoes ensure that you get your feet measure. Measure your feet standing and not sitting. The shape of your feet changes with age as a result of the daily pressure and pregnancy. Your feet are likely to expand and lengthen with age.
Replace your shoes every 6 months
Replace your shoes every 6 months as well-worn shoes lose their ability to support your feet properly. This can lead to feet, leg and back fatigue and problems. If your job requires you to be on your feet all day it is best you change your shoes every 6 months.
- 1 cup lemon juice
- Cinnamon for smell
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- ¼ cup of milk
- Water (amount does not matter)
Mix all the ingredients in a tub and soak your feet in it for a while. Cinnamon can be replaced with any spice, perfume or flower petals. This soak will leave your skin refreshed and fragrant. After this wash your feet with a mild soap. Follow this foot care regime for a few weeks and your skin on your feet will be silky and smooth.
Homemade Foot Scrub
The skin of your feet needs to be exfoliated and renewed like the skin in any other part of your body. There are different types of scrubs that are available in the market today. But you can try this homemade foot scrub and you will realize that is just as good as any of the commercially available foot scrubs. Before scrubbing your feet you can soak it in a homemade foot soak. Given below is the foot soak recipe.
Foot Soak Recipe:
Combine all these and add to a basin filled with warm water.
- ½ cup sea salt
- 3 slices of lime
- 5 to 10 mint leaves
- 5 drops of essential lime oil
Cut the limes into small pieces and pulse these pieces into a thick pulp in a food processor. Mix this lime and the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
- 3 limes
- 2 tablespoons of white sugar
- 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
- 15 fresh mint leaves (chopped)
- 5 drops of lime essential oil
Soak your feet in the homemade soak for 5 minutes. Then apply the homemade foot scrub with your hands using circular movements around the foot, ankles and calf. Remove the scrub with a warm, damp towel and then apply a mint moisturizer all over your feet.