Keeping your feet happy and healthy is an essential form of skin care during the summer.
The term pounding the pavement really does apply in the heat of the summer as sand, walking barefoot and the repetitive motion of flip flops and sandals take its toll on the skin of the feet. Either way, your feet definitely need some TLC in the summertime.
Here are some easy homemade foot scrub recipes to keep your feet looking their best all summer long.
Aromatherapy Foot Scrub
Take a 1/8 of teaspoon of lavender mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 cup of kosher salt. Mix together well. You can add more olive oil if needed. Place the scrub all over your feet, especially concentrating on the heels. Rub thoroughly for several minutes, rinsing with warm water.
Eucalyptus oil, warm water, and baking soda also make a relaxing yet invigorating foot scrub.
Homemade Sugar Foot Scrub
Take ¼ cup of sugar, 15 drops of eucalyptus oil, ¼ cup of almond oil, and some of your favorite moisturizer if desired. Mix together well and spread all over the feet. Do not forget in between the toes, and concentrate on the heels that take the most beating. Rinse thoroughly in a foot soak first and in the shower or tub thereafter.
Healthy Foot Smoothie
Mix oatmeal, olive oil, baking soda, and water together to form a paste that will give your wounded warriors a lot of moisture. Just spread the paste all over your feet, rinse well and pat dry. Put moisturizer and cotton socks on overnight and your feet will feel soft and smooth in the morning.
Homemade Foot Soaks
Sometimes you may not be in the mood or have the time to do an all-out foot scrub, so soaking your tired tootsies is good enough.
Baking Soda & Epsom Salt Soak
Add ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of Epsom salts to a basin of very warm water. Soak your feet for as long as you like. You will notice that your feet will be rejuvenated and refreshed instantly.
Homemade Milk Foot Soak
A combination of milk, warm water, and a little baby oil is perfect for soothing and moisturizing your feet.
Keeping the skin on your feet happy and healthy keeps that peppy bounce in your step all throughout the hazy days of summer.