Looking for all natural treatments for your dry, winter skin? Here are 5 homemade foot masks to exfoliate your feet back to their smooth selves.
Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Foot Mask
This foot mask is almost good enough to eat! In a food processor, pulse together a quarter cup of rolled oats and a quarter cup of brown sugar. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in a quarter cup of honey, one tablespoon of lemon juice, and one tablespoon of olive oil. Divide the mixture into two Ziploc bags, and place your feet in the bags. Massage the paste into the feet, and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Super-Moisturizing Foot Mask
If you have extremely dry skin, try this ultra-hydrating overnight foot mask. Mix together a tablespoon of olive oil, a tablespoon of cocoa butter, and the contents of three vitamin E capsules. After a shower, while the pores are still open, massage the mask into the feet, covering with socks. The next day, you can rinse with warm water. Your feet will feel silky smooth and moisturized!
Cucumber Foot Treatment
Feet getting rough? You’ll love the way they feel after this treatment: In a blender, combine two small cucumbers, the juice of one lemon, and three tablespoons of olive oil. Divide between two large plastic freezer bags, then place your feet inside and secure around your ankles with rubber bands. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, rinse off, and pocket the money you would have spent on a pedicure.
Peppermint Foot Scrub
Here’s a great scrub that will both soothe and exfoliate crusty winter feet. In a small bowl, add one cup of sugar and begin drizzling in two to three tablespoons of grape-seed, or another neutral oil, until you have a coarse, damp mixture. Stir in five drops of peppermint oil until well blended. Store in a Mason jar, and to use, rub a tablespoon or two onto the soles of your feet.
Vegetable Oil Foot Treatment
For the softest feet you’ve ever had, try this before-bed routine: Rub down your feet with vegetable oil, then put on some old socks. When you wake up, the oil will be gone and your feet will be super soft.
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