Home Remedies for Your Feet

home remedies for feet

Our feet tend to be an area that we often neglect. We need to care for our feet as they’re the most likely area to be affected by walking, exercising and wearing tight shoes. These could cause long term problems, so we need to look after our feet to prevent serious injuries, and to show them off in sandals, of course!

Look after your feet

Your feet are an extremely important part of your body. Feet tend to be strong and resistant but they are often affected by blisters, dryness or infections. As well as painting your nails, there are other ways to give them the attention that they need.

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To get beautiful feet with no dry, hard skin or cracked heels, follow these simple and easy tips:

  • Take a weekly foot bath containing sea salt for half an hour. You could do this while watching television or relaxing at home. This is a great way to rest tired feet and legs and keep them refreshed.
  • Do a hot water bath every 15 days, followed by a cold water bath. This improves your circulation and keeps them smelling fresh.
  • Use a pumice stone after bathing or showering to remove dry skin. Simply scrub the pumice stone gently over your skin in circular motions.
  • Massage your feet with a moisturiser or oil. This keeps them relaxed, soft and feeling energised.

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  • Use vegetable oil. It is particularly good for curing dry skin on your feet. Simply add oil to a foot bath and soak your skin for 10 to 15 minutes or apply oil all over your feet and leave overnight. Make sure you cover your feet with socks for a deep treatment.
  • Try vaseline and lemon juice mixed together. This is an effective treatment for cracked heels. Simply massage in.

Images courtesy of Pacdog, Derek Gavey, Aussiegall, Tobias Lindman, Courtney Rhodes.