ALL NATURAL DIY SKINCARE
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Foot Spa Treatments & Scrubs
Soften, Scrub and Shine!
A foot spa is a soothing way to treat sore feet as well as a really good way to start your pedicure.
Try our Treatments & Scrubs for beautiful feet.
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A really successful pedicure should start with a treatment to soften the skin and nail cuticles of your feet.
As you will know, the skin on your feet, particularly around the edges of the soles, can become quite hard and dry.
Soaking your feet will help to soften and loosen hard skin as well as leave your feet lovely and clean.
HOW TO SOFTEN YOUR FEET:
Soak your feet in a large bowl of acidic warm water for best results.
Add a cup of white vinegar, pineapple juice or orange juice to the water!
This gives the acidity you need to really clean and soften your feet.
Scrub Your Feet
I have talked about Pumice Stone before, in the information about
Rough Skin and Beautiful Feet.
Pumice is excellent for removing the dead skin once you have softened your feet.
It is really only the beginning of your foot spa as you need to refine the treatment to leave you with lovely soft feet.
Here are some effective Homemade Scrub Recipes that use the most available of ingredients.
As the skin on your feet is a lot hardier than your face, and most of the rest of your body, you can really go to town with a decent scrub!
After hiding your feet away all winter it is usually pretty necessary to give your feet some love and care before bringing them out in public again!
Here is a summer season scrub foot spa treatment to help your feet look their best when they are on show.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1/4 cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
WHAT TO DO:
Stir all the ingredients together. You want them to become a smooth paste.
Massage a couple of tablespoonfuls into each of your feet. Really give your feet a good massage with the mixture.
Rinse off thoroughly - this mixture is obviously going to be a bit sticky!
You can keep any remaining mixture in a container in a cool place. It should last a good couple of weeks.
Good Coarse Foot Scrub
This one is a really good coarse scrub. It is great for rough heels, and is made from the simplest of kitchen ingredients.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of cornmeal
1/2 cup of coarse salt
1/2 cup of olive oil
WHAT TO DO:
Stir all the ingredients together. The mixture will be quite thick with chunks of oats and salt in it.
Massage a couple of tablespoonfuls into each of your feet, giving each foot a really good scrub.
After about 5 minutes, rinse off thoroughly.
You can keep any remaining mixture in a container for about 4 weeks. I keep mine in the refrigerator.
The Finishing Touches of Your Foot Spa
Once you have softened and scrubbed your feet, as part of your homemade foot spa treatment, it is time for the finishing touches.
Give Your Nails Some Attention
Make sure they are really clean. The soaking in your foot softening water will have really helped with this.
Gently tidy up your cuticles by pushing them back off your nails.
Neatly trim your nails so they are uniform and tidy.
Moisturize Your Feet
Now that all the dry skin is gone, and your nails are looking good, it is time to put some moisture back into your feet.
A really good time to moisturize your feet is night time, when you go to bed.
Obviously you are off your feet then, and while you sleep your feet are soaking up the moisture with no interruptions!
FOR BEST RESULTS:
Simply cover your feet with your favorite moisturizer and put on a pair of cotton socks.
You could also also use one of these Homemade Lotions.
Other good moisturizers for your feet are natural oils such as coconut oil or sesame oil.
You can still moisturize your feet at any other time of day, and my motto is "If it can be done now; then let's do it!"
So don't think you need to wait until night time.
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