4 Homemade masks as a remedy for dry feet
So you’ve tried the age-old remedy of applying petroleum jelly, moisturizers and creams to your feet to get rid of all that dry skin, right? Well, if you have the patience, you can also try out some masks to apply not to your face, but to your feet for smooth and supple feet.
- Mask using banana and avocado
Use a blender to blend avocado and a ripe banana into a pulp to make a foot mask. Apply it to your feet and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Once you are done, rinse your feet with warm water and you will find your feet feeling so much smoother and silkier.
This is because bananas and avocados contain lots of essential oils, minerals and vitamins which help keep your skin moistened. You can also use papaya instead of bananas for the same effects.
- Foot mask with raw honey
While adding honey to warm water and soaking your feet in it for 20 minutes help treat cracked feet, you can also create a foot mask mixing honey with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and rice flour.
Just remember to rinse your feet with warm water after removing the paste, and to massage your feet gently after applying some moisturizer. For best effects, use only pure honey and not brands containing fillers and other artificial ingredients.
- Oatmeal mask
You can also make a foot mask with oatmeal as its base ingredient. Mix a tablespoon of powdered oatmeal with jojoba oil to make a thick paste to apply on all the dried parts of your feet. Rinse off the paste with cold water after leaving it on for about half an hour. Instead of applying this every day to your feet, you could apply it on alternate days while alternating with some other foot mask or foot care regimen.
Glycerine is sugar alcohol having various pharmaceutical applications including treating dry feet. You can use it in two ways to heal your feet; mix it with rosewater and apply to your feet every day for a fortnight or you can mix glycerol, lemon juice and raw salt to water and soak your feet in it for about ten minutes.
Then scrub your feet soles using a pumice stone and when done, apply raw glycerine to the feet and cover with socks. Repeat for a week and all the visible cracking traces should disappear.
Most cases of dry feet can be treated using home remedies. You can try and use one or more of these treatment options and your dryness should disappear in a week or two. However if the problem persists and you have pain, itching or some other discomfort, it’s better to visit your podiatrist for a diagnosis and treatment.