You’ve probably invested a lot of time and money in skincare but how much of that is spent on your feet? For many, the answer is none. Here’s the thing though, the skin on your feet experiences plenty of wear and tear and yet it is given little or no attention. This neglect can lead to a lot of issues in the future. But we’re here to change that! Just like your weekly facial, pampering your feet once or twice a week should be included in your skincare routine. And don’t worry, you don’t need to shell out more cash on new products. When it comes to your DIY foot spa, chances are, you can find all the ingredients you need in your kitchen cabin. So, without further ado, here are 5 must-try foot scrubs that will put you on the path to happy feet.
Note: If you have the habit of walking around bare feet, then you need to make these scrubs a priority in your skincare routine.
Benefits Of Investing In Foot Scrubs
Just like the skin on the rest of your body, you need to give your feet the same amount of TLC. Here’s what you can expect when you add foot care to your weekly routine.
- It boosts blood circulation, which reduces swelling and relieves pain.
- A good foot massage can help calm your mind and body.
- Foot scrubs help eliminate any dead skin cells or dirt and bacteria that may have settled on the epidermis.
DIY Foot Scrubs
Keep in mind to always do a patch test before using essential oils.
1. Peppermint Foot Scrub With Epsom Salt
This is perfect for those who are on their feet for the most part of the day. The peppermint oil helps soothe sore muscles while coconut oil softens the skin. Mixing these ingredients together will help you slough away rough and dry or dead skin and leave the feet smooth, and soft.
1 cup Epsom salt
1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
3-4 drops peppermint oil
Mix these ingredients in a bowl.
Gently scrub your feet with the mixture and leave it on for 10 minutes
Wash it off with lukewarm water, followed by a moisturising lotion.
2. Oatmeal Foot Scrub
If you are familiar with DIYs, you’ll know that oatmeal is beneficial in removing dead skin cells. It is a great exfoliator and removes any unwanted particles that may have settled on the surface.
2 tablespoons of bath salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2-3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons oatmeal
Soak your feet in lukewarm water for 5 minutes
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth paste.
Apply the paste to your feet and scrub for 10 minutes.
Wash and follow it up with a moisturizer.
3. Coconut Oil And Salt Foot Scrub
Coconut oil not only helps lock in moisture, but also protects and strengthens the skin barrier.
1 cup salt (use Epsom or any bath salt)
¼ cup of coconut oil
3-4 drops of any essential oil
¼ cup vitamin E oil (optional)
Mix the ingredients in a bowl and store it in a jar for 2-3 days
Gently scrub your feet with the mixture for at least 20 minutes before washing it off.
4. Aloe Vera And Honey Foot Scrub
With summer upon us, here’s a foot scrub that will not only keep the skin supple but also soothe irritated or inflamed skin. Aloe and honey both have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Aloe vera helps heal your feet, while honey keeps the skin moisturised.
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon aloe vera
Camphor oil (optional)
Mix these ingredients together in a bowl.
Apply the paste on your feet and gently massage for a couple of minutes.
Rinse your feet with lukewarm water and using a moisturising lotion.
Remember: The road to soft, supple feet minus the cracks start with weekly foot scrubs.
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