A simple night-time ritual to help you get super soft and crack-free feet

Written by Urvi DalalOct 29, 2019

Hav* dry, cracked and rough feet is just not extremely unattractive, but is also uncomfortable and painful. Also they make wearing open-toed sandals a legit fashion crime. With all the walking around we do, our feet are subject to constant wear and tear, so it’s important to properly nurture and nourish them.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were a quick-fix to cure dry and cracked feet for good? While we can’t promise you results in a one-time application, we know of something that comes pretty close. This little trick provides instant-ish results by repairing your feet overnight so that your feet feel soft and look nourished by the time they hit the floor in the morning. Read on to find out what it is

The ritual

This is perhaps the oldest yet most effective remedy to help treat dry, cracked and calloused feet. Before going to bed, wash your feet thoroughly with a mild body wash to help get rid of all the dirt, bacteria and grime that may have collected on them during the course of the day. Next, apply a generous amount of the Vaseline Original Petroleum Jelly all over your feet. Put on a pair of socks and go to sleep. When you wake up, take a pumice stone or foot file and scale off the dead skin, buffing your heels until they are smooth and soft. This will ensure that you have softer and smoother feet the next morning.

Why this helps?

Petroleum jelly doesn't necessarily penetrate the skin to make it soft; rather, it acts a natural liquid pumice stone inside the socks and tackles dryness by sloughing away dead skin from the feet.