Removing thick dead skin on your feet

Development of dead skin on your feet is irritating, more so if it thickens over time. Though there are a lot of reasons that could have brought about this rough, dry, and annoying condition, there are also a lot of remedies you can do to get rid of them. Luckily, almost all the materials you will need to use may well be available within your household. In the following steps, you will learn how to get rid of this dead skin cells in a few simple steps.

Warm water

Let’s start with the most basic thing available for you: water. All you need to do is boil some and pour it into a bucket or medium-sized basin. If the water is too hot to tolerate, let it cool a bit and then soak your feet in it for at least 20 minutes. Using a soft brush or pumice stone, scrub the excess dead skin away. IF preferred, you can also add a few drops of liquid soap to clean your feet at the same time. Remember to get into those spaces between each toe.

Once done, rinse with warm water and dry your feet completely using a towel. To prevent the skin from drying, apply a little moisturizer and put on a fresh pair of socks before going to bed.

Paraffin wax

It is known that paraffin wax can help soften the skin while retaining the moisture on your skin. To begin, heat some paraffin wax using a pan, boiler, or microwave. Add a few drops of essential oil into the wax mixture for essence. Make sure your feet are clean before applying the wax onto them directly.

The wax may be a little hot on the skin at the beginning but you should get accustomed to it shortly. Leave the wax on your feet overnight then rinse it off with warm water in the morning.

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Paraffin wax (Via: carrieswain.com)

Vinegar

Ensure your feet is clean by washing it with soap and water first. Fill a bucket with tap water and add 1-2 cups of vinegar. Mix well and soak your feet in the mixture for at least 45 minutes. After soaking, dry your feet with a towel and scrub the dead skin away with a pumice stone or foot scrubber. Place your feet under running water to rinse off the scrubbed skin, dry it with a piece of clean towel, and apply a little moisturizer r petroleum jelly. Repeat this process regularly for optimum results.

Lemon

Before trying this method, you want to make sure your feet do not have any cuts or trauma as the lemon may sting. Due to being naturally acidic, lemon contains properties that drive away odor-causing bacteria, while at the same time keeping your feet soft. Fill a medium-sized basin or bucket with warm water. Put some lemon juice in it and soak your feet for at least 15 minutes. Using a pumice stone or brush, scrub the dead skin away and rinse with water. Dry your feet with a towel, and apply any moisturizer of your choice.

Lemon water foot

Lemon water foot (Via: www.lertiva.com)

Ripe Banana

Blend 2-3 ripe bananas until it is a smooth paste. Apply this paste onto your feet while gently massaging your feet. Leave the paste on your feet for at least 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water followed by cold water. For added results, you can add some avocado and honey on the blended paste. This will keep your feet softer and more vibrant. Once completely rinsed, apply a little moisturizer on your feet.

Homemade foot scrub

To exfoliate the accumulated dead skin and moisturize the sin, mix lemon juice with 2 tbsps. of olive oil and brown sugar. Apply the paste onto your feet while gently massaging. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes then rinse with water. Dry your feet with a towel and apply moisturizer as desired. Repeat the whole process regularly until the desired results are achieved.

Getting rid of unwanted skin on your feet is easy, but if you cannot be bothered to mess with it, you can always go to a professional and have them take care of it for you. Ultimately these steps are for those who are into DIY-ing. DID you find this article helpful? Don’t forget to share if you did; and if you have any questions, clarifications or suggestions hit us in the comments section.

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Megan Ann
 

I’m Megan Ann, mama to 2 and wife to James F. Core. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. In this blog, I try to write useful and informative articles to help you as much as I can with my knowledge.

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