Tips for Rejuvenating Foot Spa at Home
Your feet bear the brunt of your daily activities, especially as you get busy with your wedding preparations. In fact, you never realise how tired your feet are until you lie down in bed at night. Tired feet can cause many problems. Your body posture is affected if you have aching feet. Also, if your feet begin to crack, there is a higher chance of bacterial and fungal infections such as ringworm developing in them.
Point is that your feet need cleaning and pampering.
If you have been putting off the luxurious salon pedicure, then here are some great ways to enjoy a foot spa treatment right at home. These easy to follow, cost effective tips make your feet soft and relaxed.
The few important foot spa regimes include: preparing, cleaning, exfoliating, massaging and polish.
What all you need:
- Nail polish remover
- Nail cutter and filer
- A tub
- Lukewarm water
- Essential oil
- Cuticle cream
- Cuticle pusher
- Foot scrubber/ pumice stone
- Foot scrubbing gel
- Foot cream
Get, Set, Go!
First and foremost step of a foot spa is to remove the nail polish. It is best to use an acetone free nail polish remover as acetone can leave your feet dry. Also, before you begin with the cleansing process, do cut the long nails as this would help you clean them better. Once you cut your nails, do apply a cuticle cream to soften them. Then push back the cuticles with the cuticle pusher very gently.
Now, soak your feet in a tub of lukewarm water. Add a pinch of salt in it. It will help to remove dirt and dead skin. The salt will also help you to get rid of swelling. After that, add shampoo in the water and rev up the lather. Let your feet soak for twenty minutes. Remove when the water temperature comes down to warm. Clean your feet thoroughly using a soft brush. Brush at the heels, between the toes and on the sole. Use pedicure tools to clean the dirt under the toenails and gently scrap off the dead skin surrounding the nail.
You can also add a few drops of peppermint essential oil or lemon essential oil in the water if your feet feel tired. Almond extracts and milk will also help in making your feet extremely soft. You can add a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide as well, which will extract the hidden dirt from the little cracks in the skin.
You can use the exfoliation scrubs and gels available in the market. Exfoliation can be done with a foot scraper or a pumice stone. Rub it on your heels because that is where most of the dead skin ends up accumulating. Do not ignore the pads under your toes. Exfoliate every part of your feet. Once done, lower your feet in the water. Then wash your feet gently. Remove your feet from the water and using a clean towel to pat your feet dry. If you don’t have a foot scrubbing gel, then you can use your regular facial scrub or body scrub as well to exfoliate your feet.