Most people are careful about taking care of the bodies and following those beauty routines to achieve a healthy skin. People happen to forget that their feet need similar care. It is this ignorance that leads to dry cracked soles. Not only are the feet annoying to look at but also they are accompanied by symptoms such as discomfort, accumulated thick skin, and bleeding. The condition of cracked feet is not permanent, with proper care and by following these seven tips it is possible to achieve soft baby feet:
1. Scrub your feet
One way to remove dead cells from your feet is by using the traditional pumice stone or foot files to gently scrub your feet. Preferably use mild soaps and warm water as you scrub. Rinse off your feet and pat them dry with a clean, soft towel. Afterward, apply an appropriate moisturizer or a petroleum based jelly product. This is because they prevent the roughness of the feet.
2. Use exfoliating scrub from natural products
This comes in when the pumice stone is not effective. For a natural exfoliate scrub mix honey, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice to make a paste. Lemon has been known to work miracles as a beauty regime. Its acidic nature is good for dry feet to make them feel and look smooth. Soak your feet in warm water for 30 minutes. Apply the paste on the dry skin on feet and put on socks overnight. Rinse it off in the morning and moisturize your feet.
3. Stay away from those heels
Most heels bring discomfort as you stand and walk. This is because the weight is not evenly distributed and this is one reason that accumulated thick skin is formed on the feet. To heal the dry skin on your feet stick to closed shoes and try to wear heels on minimal times. If you have to be on heels, use a heel cup to evenly distribute your weight.
4. Get regular feet massage
One reason behind dry skin on feet is because there are no oil glands on the feet. Feet massage can be done after exfoliation, and it can also be done when there are deep cracks on the feet. The best way to correct this is to ensure the feet are moisturized. Massage your feet using massage oils such as virgin olive oil or almond oils. Coconut oil can be used too as a moisturizer. These oils are natural deep penetrating moisturizers, and they allow blood circulation on the feet. These natural oils will also prevent your feet from further cracking.
5. Use of fruits
Fruits have been known to be highly beneficial to healthy skin. Mashed avocados and bananas act as a feet mask. The feet mask can be left overnight with socks on the feet for effective results. The fruits can be mashed together with virgin olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil to give the feet the moisture they require.
There is no way honey can be left out on this list. Honey has been used for ages as a beauty product. It has nourishing properties as well as antibacterial properties. It is used on different skin parts due to its healing properties. Soak your feet in warm water to make them damp. Apply a generous amount of honey on the dry skin on the feet and sit for an hour. You can either choose to stay with the honey overnight, or you can rinse it off after 1 hour. Ensure you do this every day for maximum results.
7. Proper diet with a lot of Vitamin E
Lack of proper nutrients in the body is portrayed by the appearance of unhealthy skin this includes cracked feet. Vitamin E is important in the body. It does well to prevent wrinkles and to maintain a youthful look. Vitamin E is not only essential to the face but also to heal annoying dry skin on feet. Vitamin E can be found as a supplement, and you can use it to apply on the feet. Foods rich in vitamin C such as avocados and almonds also work wonders. Try sticking to a proper diet altogether and drink eight glasses of water to keep the body hydrated.
Every part of our bodies is important and that includes our feet. Follow a simple routine that works well for you with minimum effort. Keep your weight in the check so as the weight is not too much on the feet. Be patient as you work through your routine. Good luck.