Just look at those adorable little toes! These cute little feet actually belong to my daughter who is now 5.
Okay, so reverting your feet back to their original softness at the time you were an infant may be a bit of a stretch, but with these simple home remedies you will be that much closer.
Unfortunately, unlike the rest of our body the skin on our feet is naturally dry. The skin on our feet relies on hundreds of thousands of sweat glands to keep our feet moisturized, as our feet has no oil glands. Skin can become dry for a number of reasons, but keeping your feet moisturized and following a few simple steps will prevent this.
Vinegar and Listerine;
Mix 1/4 cup Listerine
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup warm water
Soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically fall off.
Coconut Oil; An incredible remedy for dry, cracked feet. It helps moisturize and also fights fungal and bacteria infections.
Before going to sleep, soak your feet in warm water and scrub with a loofah.
Dry your feet thoroughly and then generously apply coconut oil to your feet.
Put on a pair of clean, cotton socks for the night.
The next morning, remove socks and wash your feet.
Do this daily until desired results are achieved.
Epson Salt; Epson facilitates the process of healing cracked feet as it promotes circulation. Plus, the magnesium in Epson Salt draws out toxins.
Add 1/2 cup of Epson Salt in a foot tub with warm water
Soak feet for 10 minutes.
Gently rub feet with a pumice stone for a few minutes.
Put your feet back onto the tub for an additional 10 minutes.
Remove feet, dry and apply moisturizer and petroleum jelly.
Repeat daily for 2-3 days.
Petroleum Jelly; Petroleum jelly moisturizes your feet and seals the moisture inside your feet to promote healing.
Before going to bed apply petroleum jelly generously to feet.
Slip into pair of socks.
The following morning rinse feet completely.
Lemon juice; Lemon juice is a mild acid and helps to dissolve dry skin for easy removal.
Soak you feet in lemon juice for approximately 10 minutes.
After you are done soaked your feet, use a loofah or soft foot brush to scrub your them.
(you may want to wait until any cuts or trauma have healed before trying this)
Combine a spoonful of Olive oil and a few drops of lemon or lavender oil to create a moisturizing cracked-heel cream.
Shake the ingredients until they form a thick, milky solution and use when needed. Shake before each use.