Are you getting ready for a sandal season? If you are looking for a DIY pedicure, here are some great steps you should not miss out on.
Start off with a food soak
Begin your DIY pedicure with a great foot soak. This should be done in a basin or bath of warm water. You can also try these additional ingredients such as,
Lemon juice- citric acid guarantees the removal of dead skin cells.
A cup of white vinegar –this is rich in acetic acid and it helps you with skin removal and healing the cracked feet.
Sprinkle some of Epsom salts which have great healing properties.
A cup of honey – this is known for natural moisturizing benefits.
Remove the dead skin
It should be much easier for you to tackle the dead and the hard skin post foot soak. Grab a pumice stone and start rubbing it over the soles of your feet in circular motions. Be gentle on the arch of your foot because there should be much less calluses here. But direct your attention to the soles and the balls of the feet. Scrub away until the skin feels smooth and soft.
Stop it as it becomes sore and sensitive.
Treat the cracked heels.
If you are looking at a serious repair of a wear and tear, the pedicure might need a “treating the cracked heels” part. These super easy DIY foot masks are natural and super effective.
Vaseline –slather Vaseline onto the feet and make sure you massage it well into the cracked heels. Tie a bag around each foot and leave it to soak for an hour.
Oatmeal –mix one tbsp. of oatmeal with a few drops of jojoba oil and massage it onto the feet. Leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing and drying with a towel.
Rice flour –mix 3 tbsp of rice flour with 3 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar. Mix the ingredients and apply them onto the feet. Leave for 15 minutes to see the magic.