Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Remedy for Dry Cracked Feet

Getting a professional pedicure is great, but you can achieve spa results at home with this DIY foot treatment.

Especially in the summer when you want to wear those cute strappy sandals or comfy flip-flops, you want your feet to look nice. This simple home remedy for dry, cracked heels and feet works wonders and it works FAST!

If you have a foot spa soaker, that's great but you don't need one. A large bowl or a bucket will work fine. Fill whatever container you have on hand with warmish-to-hot water. Pour in 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of Listerine. (Store brand works fine.)

By the time you mix and stir, the water should have cooled off enough to immerse your feet. Soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Have an old towel handy and a pumice stone. Don't dry your feet one the towel. The towel is used to collect all the 'ick" that the pumice stone removes from your feet. Scrub, but don't over scrub the rough skin. For heavy hard skin build-up, you will want to remove it more gradually, usually about 3 or 4 treatments over 2 weeks or so. Otherwise, you could scrub down too far an leave raw, painful skin.

Once both feet are scrubbed, rinse with tepid water.

Apply a generous amount of Vaseline (again, store brand works great). Put on cotton socks and allow the Vaseline to penetrate for at least one hour. Or, sleep in the socks and wake up to very smooth, sandal-ready feet.

Here is another remedy we like for healing dry skin on your feet

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