Deprived of any salon pedicures for months, your feet may look unhappy and need your attention. If your go-to foot soaks aren’t getting the job done, maybe it’s time to take nature’s help in reviving those cracked heels and blemished toes. Here are some DIYS we tried that made our feet baby soft and clean – as good as any salon pedicure you get!
1) The Ultimate Baking Soda Hack
- 3 tablespoon baking soda
- Water in a bowl – as required
Stir in baking soda in a bowl and apply the slightly-thickened mixture on your feet. Massage your feet thoroughly, focusing on heels, toes and any blemished area. A pumice stone can be used for feet that need some extra scrubbing. Rinse off your feet with warm water and apply thick moisturizer to prevent your skin from drying out.
Alternately, you can make a foot soak and let your feet rest for 10 minutes. Scrub, wash off and apply moisturizer.
2) Softening Calluses – Fix with Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Some Listerine
- warm water
Make a foot soak with the ingredients and soak your feet for just 10 minutes. Make sure you don’t soak it for more than 20 minutes. Pat dry, and then exfoliate the skin with a pumice or foot file.
Alternately, soak a cotton pad in vinegar, apply it to the hardened area and secure it with an adhesive bandage, and go to bed. Remove the pad when you wake up and exfoliate the skin.
3) Power of Good-old Aloe
No complicated steps here. Slather on some aloe gel on your feel post shower and pull on cotton socks. You can do this overnight and wake up to softened, unblemished feet.