DIY Winter Care for Feet

Winter is time when you need to pay the most attention to your feet. While they are often ignored and not cared for, if you mete out a similar treatment to your feet in the winters, then you are bound to have painful cracks and itchy feet.

Aside from keeping your feet clean and well moisturized, there are some do it yourself home remedies that will give you soft and lovely feet, even in the winters.

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1. Indulge in a foot soak

Not only will a foot soak be calming and relaxing, it will also help dampen your feet and loosen up any dead cells there are in the feet. Make a luxurious foot soak with some warm water, some shampoo, a few drops of aroma oil and some sea salt and soak your feet to relax your muscles in the leg.

foot soak

2. Exfoliate

After the soak, it is time to exfoliate the skin. When it is still damp out of the soak, scrub the skin on the feet with some sea salt mixed with peppermint oil and lemon juice. Massage your feet well with this mixture, concentrating on corn and callouses. Wash off your feet after the massage.

Foot Exfoliate

3. Slough off dead skin

After the exfoliation use a pumice stone to scrub away dead cells in the heels and any corns on the feet. Use a foot brush soaked in some shampoo to give your entire foot a good brush and exfoliate it well.

4. Dry your feet

The feet are a common area where you tend to get infections due to moisture. So dry your feet well, especially the area between the fingers.

5. Moisturize

If it is the dry, apply generously some moisturizing lotion onto your feet. In the night, slather on some heavy cold cream or some petroleum jelly and cover your feet with socks.


6. Use foot powder

If you regularly wear shoes for an entire day, then make sure to use some foot powder between your fingers. These soak up excess sweat, will keep away bacteria and will keep your feet smelling fresh.

Some other weekly therapies you can indulge in:

Refresher massage

Massage your feet with two tsp of olive oil mixed with some peppermint oil and a tsp of sugar. This not just moisturizes but also exfoliates the skin.

Foot mask

Mix half a cup of oats with a tsp of honey and olive oil. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to this. Apply this mixture to your feet as a mask and leave it for twenty minutes before washing off with warm water. This mask will help hydrate and soothe your feet.

Avocado mask

Apply avocado on cracked heels and leave it for about half hour. Wash off with warm water. Do this weekly for best results.

Mint mask

Mint will help freshen the feet and get rid of any infection there in in the feet. When mixed with honey, the mask can help hydrate your feet. Crush a few mint leaves and add two tsp of honey to it. Apply this mask on clean feet all over. Leave for ten minutes before washing it.

Banana mask

This is another mask that is great for very dry skin. Mash a banana with two tsp of honey. Apply this to cover your feet and wrap your feet with a plastic sheet so that all the moisture is locked in. wash off after half an hour.

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Aparna Anand

After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.