Who doesn’t love to get a pair of soft, smooth and beautiful feet? But instead of taking proper care of our legs, many of us suffer from dry peeling feet irrespective of the season of the year. The reasons underlying the condition may vary from person to person, but the solution is to get rid of the dead skin cells accumulated on the feet. Here are some highly effective natural remedies for you to kick the problem away:
Banana and Avocado
An overripe banana and a mature avocado can make a wonderful foot mask together and give you dead skin-free beautiful feet. Mash both the banana and the avocado with your hands and blend to form a pulp-mixture. Apply it to the dead skin cells on your feet generously just like a nourishing foot mask. After 15 to 20 minutes, rinse off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
Honey, Olive Oil, Rice Flour and ACD
Pure raw honey can do wonder for your super dry feet with tons of dead cells. You can make a foot mask by mixing 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (ACD) and 1 tablespoon of rice flour with 1 to 2 tablespoons of pure raw (and organic, if possible) honey. Combine the ingredients well and apply the paste all over your feet. Wait for 15 minutes and then, wash off with tepid water.
Liquid Soap, Tepid Water and Pumice Stone
Pour some liquid soap into a tub full of tepid water and soak your feet in it for 15 to 20 minutes right before going to bed. Once the dead skin on your feet gets softened, scrub it off gently by using a pumice stone in back-and-forth motions. Rinse off the dissipated skin cells with cold water and pat it dry with a soft towel. Apply a good foot cream or moisturizer liberally. Then, wear a pair of pure cotton socks and go to bed.
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Lemon Juice and Lukewarm Water
The natural acidic property of lemon juice can help you get rid of dry skin on your feet successfully. Take a tub full of lukewarm water and add fresh juice of 2 lemons to it. Soak your feet in this mixture for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water and then, scrub with a soft yet effective foot brush. Be gentle so that you do not get hurt during the removal of the dead cells. Wash off with plain water once again and apply a moisturizer.
Olive Oil, Lemon Juice and Sea Salt / Brown Sugar
The acidic nature of lemon and the exfoliating property of sea salt or brown sugar together form a perfect combination for the removal of dead skin from the feet, while olive oil keeps it soft and moisturized. To prepare this highly efficient foot scrub, take 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add 5 tablespoons of sea salt or brown sugar to it. Now, squeeze the juice of a lemon into the mixture and exfoliate your dry feet with this paste thoroughly. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then, rinse off with tepid water.
Oatmeal and Jojoba Oil
You can get rid of dead skin on feet by using an oatmeal foot scrub frequently. All you need to do is to take 2 to 3 tablespoons of coarsely round oatmeal and add 15 to 20 drops of essential jojoba oil to it. Exfoliate your feet with the thick heavy paste for 3 to 5 minutes. Then, wait for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water. This process can be done 3 days a week in order to get the best results.
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Lemon Juice and Petroleum Jelly
Take 1 teaspoon of your favorite petroleum jelly and mix the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon with it. Massage your dry, cracked feet with this paste for 5 to 10 minutes and allow it to sit for 10 more minutes. Finally, wash off with lukewarm water to reveal soft, dead skin-free feet.
Glycerin, Rose Water, Lemon Juice and Sea Salt
Glycerin is well-known for its humectant properties, which make it a good moisturizing agent for dry feet. You can prepare a mixture by combining 1 tablespoon of glycerin, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of rose water and 3 tablespoons of sea salt together. Apply it on the dead skin cells of your feet and exfoliate for the first 3 o 5 minutes. Then, leave it for next 2o to 25 minutes. After that, rinse away with plain cold water.
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Paraffin Wax and Coconut Oil
Paraffin wax, when used for the removal of dead skin on feet, can actually serve the purpose of an emollient. Just melt some paraffin wax in a microwave oven and pour more or less equal amount of coconut oil into it. Mix well to form a thick paste and apply it to your feet evenly. Do it at the bedtime and go to sleep by wearing a pair of cotton socks. In the morning, scrub with a soft foot brush and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Do try these simple home remedies and get rid of dry, dead skin on your feet naturally.