Pamper your tired feet
Reshmi AR Mar 15, 2012
Feet are the most neglected part of your body.
We pamper our face in several ways but fail to forget it is the foot that requires more attention. What’s the point in having a glowing face but a shabby looking dirty feet? Unimaginable right?
Remember in today’s age, overall grooming matters and not just your face. This is why there are foot massage parlours that give your feet the much-needed relaxation. If you are pressed for time and money, then think no further, for taking care of your feet is no rocket science. You can do it right at home!
Here are a few ways to pamper your feet
Most importantly keep your feet clean, this will avoid maximum damage. Whenever you come back home, make sure you scrub your feet and wash them. This will remove any bacteria that would have accumulated as a result of the shoes/slipper that you wear everyday.
Keep your nails clean: It’s also advisable to keep them short to avoid any kind of injuries in case of a fall or an accident. Irrespective of the length of your nails, make sure you remove the dirt regularly and keep them clean and trimmed.
Dip your feet in hot water: This helps when your feet are tired and they hurt. Hot water dip has a soothing effect on your feet.
If you have cracked heels, then do a home pedicure regularly.
Here’s how: Take a tub of hot water, add crystal salt (for cleansing purpose), a few drops of shampoo and dip your feet in the tub for at least 15 minutes or till the water gets cold. Then take a foot scraper or a pumice stone and scrape the dead skin off your heels. Apply a scrub on the feet and scrub it well to remove dirt. Wash your feet with cold water, pat dry and apply moisturiser or a body lotion to your feet. This will give your feet a soft feel.
Remember your feet is one of the most strained organs in your body as there’s constant movement. Hence, it’s important to relax them. Besides sleep, just stretch your legs once you are back home, this will also relax all the muscles and make you feel much better. If possible, give your foot a massage with olive oil or vitamin E oil, this is not just good for skin health but also relaxes your aching muscles.