Posts Tagged ‘Tips for Feet Care’

Useful Tips for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels look very odd and leave bad impression. Many people having tough routines suffer from this problem. It usually happens in winter season but some people have cracked heels even in summer season. Mostly people with age more than 25 have this problem but age factor is not the real cause of this problem. Heels are cracked due to the following reasons:

  • Excessive feet activity
  • Dry skin
  • Prolonged standing
  • Hard floors
  • Sandals with open backs
  • Diabetes and different skin problems etc.

This problem can easily be get rid of by using the tips given below:

  • Wear socks with closed backs shoes in routine days.
  • If you have to work in prolonged standings, try to wear closed ends shoes and select soft and easy wearing shoes.
  • Take some bearable hot water, add salt and Vaseline in this water and dip your feet in the mixture for half an hour and clean your heels with some rough stuffed cloth or a heel brush. Apply heels cream of Vaseline before going to sleep and leave the applied cream for whole night. You will feel better after some days.
  • Healthy diet is also necessary to cure cracked heels. Take proper diet enriched with calcium that includes milk, yogurt, fruits, meat and vegetables etc.
  • Apply mixture of glycerin and rose water on your heels for softer skin on daily basis.
  • Take concentrated lemon juice and dip your heels in this juice for 15 minutes. Don’t worry if it hits your cracks as it is acidic but it will give your better results.
  • Pure coconut oil is also very useful to cure cracked heels. It will give you soothing effects. You can also use creams that are manufactured with coconut oil.
  • Take some pure honey and apply thick layer on cracked heels. It will also prove as a best remedy for you.
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Homemade Foot Scrub

The skin of your feet needs to be exfoliated like skin of face and other body parts. You can use different types of scrubs available in market. You can also use homemade scrubs for your feet care and you will realize that homemade beauty products are also good as the commercial products. Here is a set of instructions to make and use homemade scrub for your feet care. Read my foot soak and foot scrub recipes shared below:

Foot Soak Recipe

  • Half cup of sea salt
  • 3 slices of lime
  • 5-10 mint leaves
  • Few drops of essential lime oil. You can take 5-7 drops

Combine all these ingredients and add them in a bowl filled with warm water. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes.

Foot Scrub Recipe

  • Three limes
  • 2 tbsp of white sugar
  • 1 tbsp of sweet almond oil
  • 15 fresh mint leaves (It will be better to chop them)
  • 5-7 drops of lime essential oil

Cut the limes into small pieces and pulse these small lime pieces into a thick pulp in food processor. Mix this thick pulp of lime with all other ingredients in a bowl.

Apply this homemade feet scrub after soaking your feet in homemade feet soak. Apply this scrub in circular movements. Remove the scrub with warm water through massage with a warm damp towel. Apply a mint moisturizer to keep your feet skin fresh.

Home Pedicure Tips

Like hands, nails of feet also need proper care and attention. Many people go to professional beauticians for pedicure but now you don’t need to make extra expenses in beauty salon as here you will be provided with best tips to do pedicure at home for feet care. Follow the tips given below:

  • When you start pedicure, first of all remove your nail polish. Soak the cotton band in acetone and remove the old nail polish.
  • Cut your nails leaving 1/8th of the nails length. File the nails around the corners in one direction to smooth the nails.
  • Take a flat bottom bowl and fill it with warm water. Add some bath salts to it and soak your feet in this water. You can also add some shampoo in the warm water.
  • Add one cup of milk in the water and keep your feet soaked in that water. It will loosen the dead cells.
  • Clean your heels with brush. You can also take a cloth to clean the under feet skin and in the fingers.
  • Dry your feet thoroughly and apply some cream on your feet.
  • You can use acetone to remove extra oil from your nails.
  • Let your feet and nails dry then wear shoes.