The feet have to bear all types of burns, pressure and wear & tear due to your daily activities. This will happen for sure, if you are busy with your wedding preparations. When you lie down on your comfortable bed at night, then you realise that how tired your feet have become. You should be aware of the fact the tired feet are the root cause of many problems. Continuous pain in your feet, may affect your body posture also. Fungal and bacterial infection like ringworm may start to develop in your feet cracks.
The thing to consider here is that there is a need to clean and pamper your feet on a regular basis. If a luxurious salon pedicure is out of your budget, then find out the alternate ways to have a foot spa treatment right at your home. There are easy ways which are highly cost effective and helps in making your feet softer and more relaxed than before.
The foot spa can be divided into different parts such as preparing, exfoliating, cleaning, massaging and at the last polish. Following are few things you will need:
- Nail cutter and filer
- Nail polish remover
- Lukewarm water
- Essential oil
- Foot cream
- Foot scrubbing gel
- Foot scrubber/ pumice stone
- Cuticle pusher
- Cuticle cream
- Salt and a tub
First step of foot spa is the removal of nail polish. After nail polish is removed, you can start the cleansing process. Cut down the length, if you have extra long nails, so you can clean them properly. After getting rid of those ugly extra nails, it is advisable that you should apply some cuticle cream to soften the area.
Put your feet in a tub of lukewarm water and soak them properly. You can also add a pinch of salt in the water, it helps to remove dead skin and dirt. In some cases the salt helps to minimise swelling. Add shampoo in the water and keep your feet in the water for twenty minutes. Use a soft brush to clean the feet by brushing between the heels, toes and sole. By using different types of pedicure tools you can clean the accumulated dirt under the toenails and gently remove the dead skin around it.
There are many gels and scrubs available in the market, which is meant for exfoliation. It can also be done with a pumice stone or foot scraper. You can rub these on the heels because that is where dead skin accumulates the most. Exfoliate each portion of your feet and do not neglect the pads under your toes. You can also use your regular body or facial scrub, in case you do not have a foot scrubbing gel.
Unscented skin nourishing cream is considered as one of the best choices for massaging. You can mix a few drops of lemon juice with foot cream, which makes it highly effective. By applying the right amount of pressure, you can massage your leg with cream.
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