Enjoy silky soft, smooth feet by following these guidelines to get rid of hard, cracked, dry skin that often occurs when feet are bundled up in the winter months. These great tips can be easily done at home by incorporating them into your daily routine.
Taking care of your feet will help keep them healthy and soft.
1. Scrub your feet
Scrubbing with a volcanic pumice stone is an effective way of getting rid of dead skin and calluses and helping to promote healthy cell renewal and soft skin. It’s best to wet the pumice stone in warm water and rub with gentle circular or lateral movements around each foot.
There are several ways to exfoliate and eliminate dead skin
2. Soak your feet
Soaking feet in warm water for 10-20 minutes to soften them is another great way to get rid of dead skin. You can boost the effect by mixing in half a cup of Epsom salts – which contain magnesium sulfate and can help with inflammation and muscle soreness. Vinegar can also be added – which is acidic and acts better in cold water – or 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda. Use the latter with caution because it can alter the natural PH of your skin – avoid it completely if you have any skin irritation. For all of the above, add a half a cup or three tablespoons to the tub before submerging your feet. Finish up with a pumice stone.