Clean and beautiful feet is a delight to the eyes. When our feet are healthy, we tend to show our friends as a way of increasing our self esteem. But when we have hard and dirty feet, we cover it always with socks and shoes so that people would not see our flaws.
Scaly feet harbour germs and diseases especially in between your toes leaving your feet with foul smell. Also, having hard skin under the sole of your feet can bring pain and discomfort. Hard skin breaks easily and can cause bleeding and wounds. No wonder spas offer people pedicure services to help them treat their feet problems . The disadvantage of spa and other pedicure shops is that they offer these services at a very exorbitant rate.
IMPORTANCE OF PEDICURE:
Pedicure is a feet treatment done to eliminate dead skin cells, make the skin of the feet soft and also to make the feet healthy. There are different pedicure techniques available in today’s beauty world. Some techniques are performed with the application of creams and ointment while others are performed using just simple feet massages.
After undergoing a good pedicure session, your feet should look fresh and beautiful. The time duration for pedicures can vary depending on the condition of your feet. It can last for as much as 40 minutes or even shorter than 15 minutes.
HOME REMEDY PEDICURE TECHNIQUES:
Using natural creams and ointment together with a healthy massage provides the best pedicure techniques for your feet. Here is a list of special home remedies that can help you achieve a soft and beautiful feet. Be rest assured that the ingredients for this remedies are cheap and easy to get. Some can be gotten from your garden while others can be bought from your local supermarket. You can use any of these remedies for your pedicure techniques.
#1. HOME REMEDY USING EGG AND LEMON.
Ingredients: for this remedy, you will need a big sized egg and lemon juice, castor oil. Squeeze out the juice from a ripe lemon fruit and store.
Why it works: lemon juice contains essential acids that can soften the skin of the feet. With its antimicrobial properties, it kills germs and stop them from spreading around areas of your feet. Egg acts as a moisturizer. With essential vitamins that can stimulate new skin growth to replace worn out skin.Castor oil makes feet moisturized and healthy
How to prepare: break the egg and take out the yolk from it. Make sure that the egg white does not mix with it. Then add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice & few drops of castor oil. You may add 1 teaspoon of rice flour to make the consistency thicker. Stir the mixture gently in a bowl and store in a cool environment before use.
How to apply: soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes before using this remedy. Warm water helps to soften the skin and open skin pores for this remedy to work effectively. After damping your feet with a dry towel, apply this remedy all over. Do a deep massage on the ball of the feet and the sole too especially if the skin around this areas are excessively dry. Keep this remedy on your feet for 15 minutes before you rinse. To get better results, continue using this remedy 3 times a week morning and night.
#2. HOME REMEDY USING BANANA AND AVOCADO
Ingredients : This remedy would require one banana and an avocado. Make sure that the banana is ripe. Unripe bananas contain acid which is harsh for the skin of your feet.
Why it works: banana is a great moisturiser to soften hard feet. It also have soothing properties to relieve cracked feet from pain. Avocado contains essential fatty acids that fix dry skin and make it looks beautiful.
How to prepare: chop the banana into pieces and put in a blender. Cut the avocado into two and put one half into the blender too. Blend this mixture and add a little water if the mixture is too thick. After blending, the mixture will appear foamy. Keep it for 10 minutes before use.
How to apply: Gently rub this remedy all over your feet and keep on for 20 minutes. Also Rub in between sides of your toes and nail beds too. After 20 minutes, rinse your feet with clean water. Repeat this remedy only at night for two weeks to get better result.
#3. HOME REMEDY USING SHEA BUTTER
Ingredients: the major ingredient for this remedy is Shea butter. You will also need a pair of socks to cover your feet with.
Why it works: Shea Butter helps to retain the moisture of your skin. It also prevent excess dryness thus keeping the skin of your feet supple. Shea Butter has been know to possess healing properties and so it’s a good ingredient for healing cracked skin.
How to prepare: Shea Butter comes in handy and already prepared for use. Just purchase quality Shea Butter from your local beauty supermarket.
How to apply: Take a large quantity of Shea Butter and apply all over your feet. Sometimes, Shea butter could get very hard, you can melt it for easy application on your skin. Do a thorough massage with Shea butter for 5 minutes. Give special attention to the heels. The skin layer there is thick and would require more time before this remedy penetrates its pores. Then cover your feet with the pairs of socks and keep overnight. Do this every night before bedtime. You can even use this remedy as a cream after bathing for your feet problems.
#4. HOME REMEDY USING VASELINE AND COCONUT OIL
Ingredients: vaseline, also known as petroleum jelly is required for this remedy. You will also need coconut oil. Make sure that the coconut oil is pure and free from any added fragrance.
Why it works: coconut oil has essential minerals and vitamins that serves as food for skin cells. It stimulates the proper turn over of skin cells. Vaseline retains moisture of the skin and returns the skin to its natural condition.
How to prepare: take out 1 tablespoon of vaseline and add in a container. Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and gently turn to make sure that the coconut oil blends with the jelly. Cover the container tightly and store in a cool environment until when you want to use it.
How to apply: use this remedy like your regular body cream. Apply it all over your feet and problem areas. Do not forget the spaces in between your toes. Use it often during the day after bathing and before bed time. Continue for 2 weeks, you will see instant results. You feet will become soft and beautiful.
#5. HOME REMEDY USING HONEY
Ingredient: this is a very simple remedy. Pure honey is preferred. Make sure you get genuine honey from a trusted supplier.
Why it works : honey has antiseptic properties. It is also a great moisturiser. It particularly has the ability to heal and soothe cracked skin. Honey also have antimicrobial activities. This makes honey good to kill germs and other disease causing orgasm on your feet. If you need your feet to become beautiful instantly, then honey is good for you.
How to prepare: To effectively use honey for your feet problems, mix a cupful of honey in a bucket containing warm water. Do this anytime you want to use this honey remedy. How to apply: Dip your feet completely in the bucket containing honey and warm water for 20 minutes. Then use a light sponge to scrub gently the skin of your feet especially around the sole and heels. Do this each night before sleeping at least twice a week.
#6. HOME REMEDY USING OATMEAL AND OLIVE OIL
Ingredients: you will need powdered oatmeal and olive oil for this remedy.
Why it works: with its anti inflammatory properties, oatmeal helps to soothe the skin of your feet. It also closes any gaps that may result on the surface of your heels as a result of excessive dryness. Olive oil gives your skin a beautiful appearance.
How to prepare: put 5 tablespoons of oatmeal in a plate and introduce 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Mix the contents gently until a paste is formed. If the consistency is a bit sticky, you can add a few drops of olive oil How to apply: begin from the tip of your toes and proceed to the heels, apply this remedy gently. Do a circular massage at the sides of your feet with the paste. Allow this remedy on your feet for 20 minutes before you rinse with cold water. Continue this remedy for one month. Repeat daily as often as you want.
#7. HOME REMEDY USING ALOE VERA GEL
Ingredients: Just Aloe Vera Gel is required for this remedy.
Why it works: contained in aloe Vera gel are essential amino acids that helps to soften the feet. The moisturising effect of aloe Vera helps the feet to become soft and smooth. How to prepare: you can purchase aloe Vera Gel from your beauty store or you might choose to prepare it yourself using two big leaves of aloe Vera.
How to apply: first soak your feet in a bucket containing warm water. Then dry your feet using a towel. Afterwards, apply the aloe Vera Gel all over your feet deeply. Continue this twice a day for 2 weeks. Your feet will become soft and beautiful in no time.