Homemade Foot Soak For Dry Feet [Recipe]
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Fill a large bowl with 2/3 warm water. Add 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1 tbsp of baking soda. You can also add peppermint, aloe vera, chamomile and fennel to relieve dryness. Dip feet for around 20 mins and dry thoroughly. Don't rub skin, this can worsen dryness and irritation. Apply moisturizing cream and wear socks. Consult doctor if this gives rash like symptoms.
There are several lotions and creams that are available on the market that caters to your dry feet. However, going natural is always better and quite often cheaper as well.
One of the ways that you can get your dry feet to a better condition is by giving it a natural moisturizer or hydrate it with a better natural oils. Another way to do it is by using a foot soak. Although, commercial foot baths are also available, making your own foot soaks are quite interesting and will be far cheaper most of the times.
How To Make Homemade Foot Soak?
The ingredients that you will need while making this homemade foot soak are:
Fill a large bowl where your feet can comfortably fit with two-thirds warm water.
Add 1 cup of Epsom salts to the warm water and make sure it is dissolved completely.
Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda per quart of water if you suffer from dry skin and foot odor. In addition to relieving dry skin, soaking in baking soda will make the pH of your skin more acidic so that it is less hospitable to the bacteria responsible for foot odor.
If you want some flavors or fragrances, you can add peppermint, aloe vera, chamomile and fennel to relieve dryness.
Dip your feet in for about 20 minutes. After that, dry your feet thoroughly after soaking them. Do not rub your skin dry, as this can worsen dryness and irritation.
Moisturize dry, rough or itchy feet after soaking by applying a moisturizing lotion to dry areas while your feet are still damp. Severely dry skin may benefit from an oil-based moisturizing ointment, as these are more effective at holding moisture inside the skin.
If you notice increased dryness, itching, rash or other symptoms, stop soaking your feet and consult your doctor.
Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.