Cracked heels are not only embarrassing but also painful. You know that roaming about with cracked heels is a complete no-no. So, you keep on trying new ways to hide your feet, and the more you hide them, the more uncomfortable you feel.
Cracked feet can be a result of dehydration, improper diet and wearing the wrong kinds of footwear. It’s always preferred to start taking precautions before your heels start to crack and eventually lead to pain and bleeding.
Almost all of us know about normal pedicure tips at home. Now let’s talk about some foot care tips other than a routine pedicure.
Below are some simple everyday care tips for your feet that you can always adopt to cure cracked feet and get smooth and flawless feet.
What are the 2 Magic Ingredients and Are They Costly and Hard to Find?
You ask. They’re probably already on your shelf at home. They are baking soda and milk. That’s right, your favorite white mustache drink and your home sink and oven scrubber.
Milk is excellent for adding moisture to the skin. Cleopatra was known for her famous milk baths that kept her skin beautiful. Milk not only has an antiseptic quality that is both antibacterial and anti-fungal, but it also has Beta hydroxy, a lactic acid.
It’s a form of alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin, allowing the other rich nutrients in milk, such as the vitamin Bs, D, calcium, magnesium, protein, selenium and potassium to soak deeply into the new skin underneath.
It’s the perfect soft scrubs you may already use for sinks and tubs, but it also helps exfoliate the tough skin on the feet. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and a soothing quality.
It helps rebalance the skin’s pH level. If you have stinky feet, baking soda also helps. The antibacterial quality kills the germs and neutralizes the odors they cause. The deodorizing action is one reason people keep it on their refrigerator shelf. Combining the two ingredients creates a thick lotion-like scrub that will have your feet looking beautiful in no time.
- 2 or 3 cups of milk
- baking soda
- good-sized bowl to fit both feet
How to Do:
- Microwave your milk to make it warm or you can use the stove to warm the milk. You can use more milk depending on how big the size of your bowl/container is.
- Once the milk is warmed, place it in a good-size bowl or basin and soak your tootsies for about 5 – 10 minutes.
- After a good soak, grab some baking soda and lightly sprinkle on your one damp foot and gently rub / massage the areas where the skin is more thick or rough. Do the same process with the other foot.
- Don’t forget to work the mixture into the tops of your feet and ankles as well, even if they are not fully submerged.
- Once you feel that you’ve scrubbed enough, sit back and let your feet soak again for additional 5 minutes or more.
- After that, rinse your feet with warm water and dry them off.
- If you’re doing this routine at night, you can apply vaseline on your feet and wear sock overnight. The next day you’ll wake up with a baby soft feet. Combining the two ingredients creates a thick lotion-like scrub that will have your feet looking beautiful in no time.