5 Handy Summer Gross Foot Care Tips
Runners are not the only people who experience gross feet during the summer season. Even if you work in the office all days long and rarely have a chance to exercise, you can still suffer from this problem. Gross feet can affect your foot health and they look – let’s tell it like it is – ugly, not to mention how they feel uncomfortably dry. Blisters are another problem. It is time to forget about all those problems and enjoy incredibly soft and healthy feet. Here are a few summer gross foot care tips to help you solve the most common foot issues.
1. Soften the rough skin in the corn with chamomile
Almost every lady in her 20s suffers from nasty and sometimes painful corns. I am no exception. I have already tried numerous ways to get rid of corns, but most of them were just a waste of time, effort, and money. My doctor recommended me to try a chamomile method.
Add 3 to 5 tbsp of chamomile tea to a basin of hot water, let it infuse for 10 minutes and soak your feet once the water is warm for 20 minutes. Moisturize and wear cotton socks. It is better to do it in the evening.
2. Banish calluses with baking soda
Baking soda is an all-natural exfoliant that has great antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Add 3 tbsp of baking soda to a tub filled with warm water. Soak your feet for at least 15 minutes. Scrub your feet with a pumice stone, rinse them off with lukewarm water and moisturize.
3. Heal your blisters with apple cider vinegar
Band-Aid can help you avoid blisters, but how many of us stick bandages when wearing sandals in summer? If you are someone with blister-prone feet (like me), make sure you have apple cider vinegar in your kitchen during the whole sandal season. Soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and dab it onto the blisters. Thanks to its powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties, apple cider vinegar helps to relieve pain and heal your blisters.
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4. Relieve foot pain with hot and cold water
What can be more disastrous than sore, aching feet? When you have nothing except water in your house, you can still relieve your miserable feet. Fill one bucket with hot water (make sure it is not too hot) and another with cold water (not icy!) Now soak your feet in the hot water for 2 to 3 minutes and then dip them in cold water for about 15 seconds. Repeat two times and soak your feet in a lukewarm water for about 5 minutes.
5. Treat and prevent cracked heels with vegetable oils
Soak your feet in an Epsom salt foot bath and scrub them with a pumice stone. Rinse them off and pat dry. Apply any vegetable oil – sunflower, olive, coconut, sesame, corn oils are all good – to your heels and soles. Wear cotton socks for 2 hours or leave them on overnight. Do it every day until your heels will be soft and smooth.
I am lucky to be one of the girls who have fascinatingly ugly feet, so these summer gross foot care tips are my favorites, as they always help to cure my sore and gross feet, especially during the summer season. If you have any other tips for healthy and beautiful feet, please share them with us in the comments section.