Because you use them all the time, every day, your feet can easily become sore, cracked, rough, and banged up. Though wear and tear on your feet is a necessary (and nigh-unavoidable) part of life, tired feet can cause massive amounts of discomfort and soreness, impeding your quality of life. But if you don't have the time nor money to go to a spa like Inner Beauty Concepts for regular foot-rejuvenating treatments, how are you to fix the problem? If you're looking for a couple of spa-level foot treatments that you can do from the comfort of your own home, then here are two that you should know about.
Pep(permint) Yourself Up
Sugar scrubs are great for exfoliating your feet – removing all the dry skin that collects on the heels and balls of your feet – to reveal baby-soft skin. Adding peppermint oil is a good way to add a fresh scent to your skin and improve your memory (and relieve anxiety) at the same time. Take a cup of white granulated sugar and pour it into a mixing bowl. Add in four to five drops of peppermint essential oil, then pour in enough olive oil that the mixture is cohesive but not a liquid. To use this scrub, soak your feet in warm water for two to three minutes, then take a bit of the scrub in your hand and rub it all over your feet, paying special attention to the edges of your heels and the inside corner of the balls of your feet, where rough skin tends to accumulate.
Mask The Problem
Literally – face and hand masks have recently risen in popularity to keep the skin there clean and hydrated, so why not make a mask for your feet? This mask in particular is great because it uses foodstuffs that you'll more than likely already have around your home, ensuring that you don't have to go out and buy a bunch of ingredients just to relax and rejuvenate your feet. Pour two cups of oatmeal into a large mixing bowl along with a cup of all-purpose flour, then add in equal parts honey and olive oil – about a half of a cup of each should give you the right consistency, but you can always add more if the mixture is too stiff (or add in extra oats if it's too runny). This mask is best used after you've already exfoliated your feet, so using it right after the sugar scrub above is a good idea. To use, divide the mixture in half and apply half to each foot, making sure your feet are above an easily cleaned surface, such as your bathtub. Leave it on for about a half hour before rising the mixture off with warm water.