Just as you make an effort to keep your skin from sunburn and damage it is also vital not to neglect your feet. For most of the year your feet are cooped up in shoes all day without much chance for them to breathe fully.
There are many ways to keep your feet healthy. Remember, your feet are what carry you throughout your day and your life and we all need to be kind to them.
Take a 1/8 of teaspoon of lavender mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 cup of kosher salt. Mix together well. You can add more olive oil if needed. Place the scrub all over your feet, especially concentrating on the heels. Rub thoroughly for several minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.
Eucalyptus and almond oil foot scrub
Take ¼ cup of sugar, 15 drops of eucalyptus oil, ¼ cup of almond oil, and some of your favorite moisturizer if desired. Mix together well and spread all over the feet and massage well. Do not forget in between the toes, and concentrate on the heels that take the most beating. Rinse thoroughly in a foot soak first and in the shower or tub afterwards.
Oatmeal foot scrub
Mix oatmeal, olive oil, baking soda, and water together to form a paste that will give your wounded warriors a lot of moisture. Just spread the paste all over your feet, rinse well and pat dry. Put moisturizer and cotton socks on overnight and your feet will feel soft and smooth in the morning.
Soaking Your Feet
Sometimes you may not be in the mood or have the time to do an all-out foot scrub, so soaking your tired tootsies is good enough.
* Add ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of Epsom salts to a basin of very warm water.
Soak your feet for as long as you like. You will notice that your feet will be rejuvenated and refreshed instantly.
* A combination of milk, warm water, and a little baby oil is perfect for soothing and moisturizing your feet.
* Eucalyptus oil, warm water, and baking soda also make a relaxing yet invigorating foot scrub.
Keeping your feet happy and healthy is an essential form of skin care during the summer.