The average person walks more than 115,000 miles during their lifetime. No wonder it’s so hard to keep our feet in good shape. Stuffed into high heels, tennis shoes and work boots, feet rarely get pampered. But our tootsies need regular attention to keep them performing at their best. While shoes may cost an arm and a leg, you don’t need a lot of money to have smooth feet.
We should use clean socks every time because wet or used socks can cause diseases to the nail and foot. 100% cotton socks is the best as it absorbs the sweat.
Soak feet in a bowl of warm soapy water to soften hard skin.
Soak your feet in lemon juice. The acidity of lemon juice means that it will soften your feet right up! You can use pure lemon juice or a mixture of water and lemon juice to soak your feet in for at least ten minutes. Follow with a foot scrub or pumice stone to file away any dead skin and you will have beautifully soft feet and smooth heels. This works similar to one of those ‘chemical foot peels’ that you can buy, but I would highly recommend against those as they are full of artificial chemicals.
Use a foot scrub to further soften any rough spots like your heels or the sides of your toes. And to buff away dry skin, leaving your feet soft and smooth, When you’ve massaged the scrub into your feet, take a pumice stone to finish off any lingering rough skin. This is a great tool, so take your time, and if you have more dead skin use again the small brush, then rinse your feet when you’re done.
Moisturize for Soft Feet. The final step for softer feet is to moisturize. Enrich the skin with a foot lotion or body butter that contains potent moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, or nut oils. Cooling botanicals such as peppermint, rosemary, and lavender also feel great, refreshing the skin. Definitely use a moisturizing cream or lotion for your feet after a foot bath or foot scrub, but also anytime you get out of the shower or bath. It may not happen overnight, but your skin will become softer with time and lots of pampering.