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Beauty tips: Homemade foot scrubs
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Beauty tips: Homemade foot scrubs

Foot scrubs help to prevent dryness and cracking: Photo: istockphoto/NDTV

Summers are meant for staying breezy. One cannot think of wearing shoes in the blazing heat of the sun.

Flip flops or open toe sandals are ideal for the hot weather, which can be teamed with all your outfits. As such, taking care of your feet becomes a necessity during these hot months. Cracked heels are unimaginable and often become a nightmare.

It is therefore important to pamper your body, including pedicure sessions that are essential for our feet. However, nowadays we are occupied with our busy schedules, which doesn't allow us to take proper care of ourselves. Travelling in the heat and dust leaves our feet dry and tired.

There are several home remedies that can be used to cure dull feet and revitalise them. One of the best ways of nourishing your feet at home is by using homemade scrubs that will make them soft and supple. Scrubs help to prevent dryness and cracking and make your feet look gorgeous. Moreover, your favourite nail polish would suffice your requirements once you're through with your pedicure.

Natural foot scrubs to easily make at home:

Homemade scrubs can keep your feet moisturised and healthy. So here are some simple scrubs that can be easily made at home and used.

1. The sweet scrub

All you need is some brown sugar, baking soda and olive oil. Brown sugar is a sweet wonder that is ideal for body scrub. Mix all these ingredients and make a scrub. Apply it on your feet and rub it thoroughly. The rubbing of the scrub will help to exfoliate your skin and the oil helps to lock in the moisture that keeps your feet soft and glowing. After scrubbing, let it stay on your feet for sometime. After which you can rinse your feet with water. It is a simple yet effective way to enhance the beauty of your feet.

2. Coffee and coconut oil scrub

Coffee is really effective for treating tanning and brings a natural glow to your feet. Coconut oil accelerates healing and regulates the production of new cells. It is really beneficial for cracked skin. Mix both the ingredients according to your need and you can also add brown sugar to it. Rub the mixture on your feet especially on the rough parts before rinsing it off with warm water. It will make your feet smooth and shining. Your feet will regain the moisture with this simple scrub.

3. Aloe vera and honey scrub

Aloe vera is a cure to all your problems. It is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It regulates healing and nourishes your feet. Honey also helps to moisture your skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey and aloe vera gel in a bowl. You can also add camphor oil and bath salt in it for better results. Camphor oil helps to treat dead skin cells and heals rash. Now, apply the paste on your feet, rub it on the affected areas and rinse it with lukewarm water. Your feet will be ready to outstand the heat.

4. Lavender and sea salt scrub  

Lavender oil is a natural healer and is antiseptic. It helps to kill bacteria and removes foul smell. It also helps to hydrate your feet. On the other hand, sea salt helps to remove dead skin and exfoliates your skin. Mix both the ingredients and massage it on your feet for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it with warm water and pat dry. It will relax your feet and make them rejuvenated. It is a secret to youthful and moisturised skin.

These are some effective methods to keep your feet hydrated during summer. Your feet will retain oils and lustre. The key to healthy feet is to pamper them. Scrubbing your feet over a period of time will keep them youthful and soft. You should always apply moisturiser on your feet to prevent dryness and cracking.