5 easy ways to have beautiful feet this rainy season!
If due to a busy schedule you haven't been able to keep your feet in the best of shape, here are some desi fixes that can get them looking beautiful
Our feet are so important, yet often so neglected. We beautify our faces with cosmetics, but forget about the one most visible part of our body.
But if you are anything like me, you must be keeping your feet just as clean and done up as your face. I personally believe that the way we keep our feet is really a reflection of our personalities. After all, it is the one visible part of our body, which many people often notice first.
However, if due to a busy schedule or a field job, you haven't been able to keep your feet in the best of shape, here are some desi fixes that can get them looking beautiful. Follow this for a week and you will see a visible difference.
Get your feet looking pretty
#1 Wash your feet daily
This might read like something you do everyday, but it's really about how well you do it. Washing your feet basically keeps the dirt bacteria and gunk off your feet.
- There are two times you absolutely clean your feet well; once during the shower and another time during the evening.
- Both times, remember to scrub off the bottom of your feet and in between your toes, because that's where the most bacteria sits all day.
- Once you're through, pat then dry and clean your toe nails with a brush
#2 Foot soaking
This is a crucial step in maintaining beautiful feet and keeping its skin supple and young. Let's not forget, Indians also have a long standing understanding of foot soaking. We believe that soaking our feet in the ocean or a water body cleanses our soul and leaves us feeling refreshed.
- So soak your feet daily (if you have the time), or just three times a week in luke warm water
- Add a few drops of lemon juice and essential oil (or olive oil) and keep your feet soaked into this mixture for 15-20 minutes
- While you are soaking, scrub your feet with a pumice stone
Continue reading to see which home remedy works fastest to remove tanning and darkness from feet.
#3 Get an even tone
Simply washing and soaking your feet will not remove a stubborn tan. Let's be honest, most of us have tanned feet because of incessant travel and out harsh tropic heat. But with simple home remedies you can remove this hard tan and get gorgeous blemish-free feet.
- Take half a lemon and rub it generously over the tan for 5-10 minutes and let it sit for another 10 minutes. Repeat the process three times a week till you see a visible difference.
- Another option is to use tomatoes. They are known to have anti-tanning properties and are also used as face packs. Rub them over the tanned area for 5 minutes and leave them on the area for another 10 minutes. Repeat this three times a week.
- Use potato juice as an anti-tanner by gently running its juice over the affected area. You can also leave it over the area overnight for better results. Repeat this process three to four times a week.
#4 Cover the cracks
While you work on supple and blemish free skin, don't forget to look behind at those cracks. Most Indian women develop cracked heels by the age of 40. But fret not, it's not abnormal. In fact, you can be quite creative to heal the cracks.
- Soak your feet in water water and pat dry. Next, apply a mixture of one tablespoon of Vaseline and lemon juice onto the cracked heels overnight.
- You can even use Vicks vaporub and lather it on overnight on the cracks. You will notice a visible difference in just two days.
- If you do not have either, vegetable oil can be your best friend. Soak your feet in luke warm water and clean with a pumice stone. Next, apply a generous amount of vegetable oil or coconut oil and keep it on overnight.
#5 Moisturising is the key
In India, we have a lot of options to moisturise our feet. Our desi til ka tel (sesame oil) or even olive oil and coconut oil work well too. In case you are interested to make something of your own at home, you can try a few of these home remedies.
- Use a combination of rosewater and glycerin to moisturise your feet after you have washed and scrubbed them properly. Rosewater has vitamins A, B3, C, D, and E as well as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antioxidant properties; while glycerin will soften the skin.
- Mash a ripe banana and lather it onto your feet. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off before you go off to sleep. Ripe banana has moisturing properties and also heels cracks in the feet.
We hope that you try these at-home remedies and gear up for this rainy season and the upcoming wedding season!
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