Whether it is winter or summer, cracked heels, calluses and unimaginably dry feet are every woman’s worst nightmare. But fortunately, cracked heels can be repaired in no time using the right moisturizers and scrubs. Here are 4 incredibly amazing homemade foot scrubs that will knock your socks out and make your feet look soft and moisturized all day long, every day.
What Causes Cracked Heels?
Cracked heels are not uncommon and there’s nothing to worry about since even the worst cracks can be fixed in a week or two with intense moisturizing and scrubbing rituals. Most women get cracked heels due to wearing uncomfortable shoes and open slippers but then again, women love heels and it doesn’t matter if they’re uncomfortable as long as they look pretty. Another underlying cause of cracked heels is skin troubles like eczema and psoriasis in which the uppermost layer of the skin tends to wear out and lose moisture over time. Bunions are also formed on feet when the stilettos and peep toe shoes are worn for long hours regularly. Last but not the least; obesity can also affect the appearance since excess pressure is exerted on the pad of the feet while walking and standing.
Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub
One of the most effective exfoliating foot scrubs which double as a body scrub as well is the olive oil and sugar scrub. All you have to do is mix some granulated brown sugar in olive oil and apply it one the soles of the feet and start scrubbing the heels using a loofah mitt. In no time, you’ll see that the dead skin is gone; thanks to the brown sugar granules while the olive oil provides intense moisture to the freshly scrubbed skin on your feet. If you face ingrown hair problems on your legs and body after waxing, this scrub can also be used to get rid of those pesky little ingrown hairs.
Intense Foot Scrub
This foot scrub is ideal for those women who do not get regular pedicures done because this scrub provides more intense exfoliation to scrub away all dead skin and reveal softer looking skin on the feet. All you have to do is fill a small tub with lukewarm water and soak your feet in it. After about five minutes, add coconut oil or baby oil into the warm water along with salt or sugar to serve as exfoliating beads until the mixture starts feeling sticky. Let your feet soak in the mixture for at least ten minutes. Then start scrubbing with a pumice stone to get rid of dead skin buildup. Apply generous amounts of petroleum jelly after you’re done. To increase the intensity of this homemade treatment, wear cotton socks after applying cream or petroleum jelly liberally all over the feet. Within two weeks, your worn out feet will be transformed into baby soft feet and cracked heels will disappear.
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