Want to get pretty and smooth feet without an expensive pedicure? You’ve come to the right place! Here are a few tried and tested remedies that’ll leave your feet feeling beautiful and soft and all you need are a few ordinary ingredients from your kitchen shelf. Read on to know more.
1. Go Bananas
Cracks can make feet look ugly and unkempt. For smooth and pretty feet, and to get rid of those cracks, mash up a banana into a smooth paste and apply it on the cracks of your feet. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
2. Spritz On Some Rose Water
Rose has been used from ancient times, for soft and revitalized skin. It can be a great way to get soft and nice smelling feet. Mix half a cup of cold water with quarter cup of rose water and add a handful of rose petals to the mix. Store this mixture in a bottle with a spritz dispenser. A few spritzes every time your feet feel dry and tired, and you will have feet smelling like rose petals and just as soft.
3. Milk, Salt And Lime For Even-Toned Skin
Exposure to sunlight can leave parts of your feet looking dark and uncared for. But this can be tackled without a visit to your dermatologist, with just three ingredients from your kitchen. Heat some milk and add a pinch of salt and a dash of lemon juice to it. Mix the ingredients well and apply the mixture to your feet. Massage the mixture onto your skin for a while till it blends with the skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this once a week and you will start seeing results in a month’s time.
4. Peppermint For Fragrant Feet
A peppermint foot soak is a great remedy for sweaty and smelly feet. For this remedy, take a basin of warm water and add 5-6 drops of peppermint essential oil. Soak your feet in the water for 20 minutes. Not only does this mix make your feet feel fresh and relaxed, but the peppermint, with its anti-microbial properties also kills fungus and bacteria.
5. An Oatmeal Scrub
Leaving home without applying sunscreen to your feet, will leave them dry and dark over a period of time. A great remedy to treat dry and dark-looking feet is oatmeal. Mix 3 tablespoons of rolled oats with 2 tablespoons of milk and gently scrub your feet with the mixture. The milk helps moisturize and soothe your feet while the oats help exfoliate the roughness out of your feet.
6. Milk Cream For Soft Feet
Milk cream is great for the skin and helps sooth, moisturize and brighten dull and dry skin. If you have dry and dull-looking feet, mix 3 tablespoons of milk cream with 2 tablespoons of honey, apply it on your feet and ankles and let it dry for 20 minutes before you wash it off with warm water. Your feet will thank you for this amazing remedy with a healthy shine.
7. Olive Oil For Smooth Feet
Olive oil has great moisturizing properties and is an effective remedy for dry or damaged skin. Soak a cotton ball in olive oil. Using the cotton ball, massage your feet using gentle circular motions for 20 minutes. Put on a pair of socks and keep them on for an hour to let your feet soak in the oil, before washing the oil off with lukewarm water.
8. Honey Makes A Naturally Great Moisturizer
Honey, with its amazing antibacterial properties is great for your feet. Here’s how you can make the most of it. Take a scoop of honey and add it to a basin of warm water. Soak your feet in the mixture for 20-30 minutes before removing them and patting them dry with a soft towel.