Dry and cracked heels can be a real pain to deal with. And with summer around the corner, you want to be flaunting your feet in pretty flip-flops and sandals all through the season.
Simply applying a foot cream every night is not going to cut it. So, what’s a girl to do? Enhance the efficiency of your foot cream, that’s what. Wanna learn how to do that? We’re here to help you with just that. Take a look at how to make the most of your foot cream…
- You need to start with preparing your feet
- Exfoliate regularly
- Your feet need masks too
- Use a foot cream
- Seal in the moisture
You need to start with preparing your feet
Think of foot cream as a moisturiser. You won’t apply your moisturiser without cleaning your face, would you? In the same way, it is really important to clean your feet before applying foot cream. Use a gentle body wash and thoroughly massage your feet to get rid of all the dust and dirt.
Cracked heels are nothing but an accumulation of dead skin cells, and therefore it is really important to exfoliate your feet at least twice a week. You can either use any one of these DIY foot scrub recipes or simply use a pumice stone to buff away all that dead skin. Caution: be very gentle or you could end up hurting your skin.
Your feet need masks too
This may seem a little weird, but in order to get the softest feet ever, you need to ensure that you thoroughly nourish your feet using a foot mask. It can be something as simple as a pack made of multani mitti and rose water to intensely nourish and condition your feet.
Use a foot cream
Next, apply a foot cream. Take a coin-sized amount of the foot cream and massage it into your feet using a circular motion. Massaging the cream into your feet will improve circulation and promote faster healing.
Seal in the moisture
After you’ve thoroughly massaged your feet, you need to seal in the moisture. And the best way to do this is to wear a pair of cotton socks, leave them on in the night and wash them off the next morning. You will notice a major reduction in the cracks after the first time itself.