It’s not just the damp tresses and scalp issues that make you feel awful during monsoon. Your feet experience equal hardships all through the season. Not pampering your feet enough in the rainy months can lead to fungal infections, inflammation and flaky skin.
Giving your feet extra TLC in this mucky, sticky, humid weather therefore is a MUST. Doing so helps exfoliate the dead skin cells and removes impurities logged in your feet and nail beds. The best way to pamper your feet however is by using DIY foot scrubs. Simple home remedies can effectively treat cracked heels and infections if you pick the right ingredients.
We’ve got you covered with 3 easy-peasy foot scrub recipes that will leave you with smooth and soft feet...
Brown sugar scrub
Brown sugar helps remove bacteria and absorbs sweat. This in turn will remove dead skin from your feet making them look visibly soft and smooth in the rainy months.
How to: To prepare a brown sugar scrub, mix together one and a half tablespoon brown sugar, one tablespoon baking soda and one tablespoon olive oil. Mix it well and take a spoonful of the scrub to massage your feet with. Massage for about 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. It’s best to pamper your feet with a brown sugar scrub just before hitting the bed. Next step, moisturize your feet. Lastly, put on your socks to lock in the moisture from the oil and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Oatmeal and honey scrub
Grind some oats to make oats powder at home but leave it a little coarse for a good exfoliating effect. Since honey has anti-bacterial properties, it is perfect to remove bacteria and prevent infection. Infections are common in the monsoon season. Therefore, a mixture of oats and honey to scrub your feet can work wonders in moisturising your feet and keeping them smooth and clean.
How to: Mix two spoons of powdered oats and one spoon of honey. Massage the mixture gently on your feet for about 10 minutes before washing off.
Olive oil and sugar scrub
Sugar on one hand acts as an exfoliating agent, whereas, olive oil on the other has strong moisturising properties. These two ingredients when mixed together make for a miracle foot scrub especially in the monsoon season.
How to: To make a scrub, mix together half cup olive oil with one cup sugar and massage the mixture onto your feet. Wash off with cold water after massaging for about 15 minutes.
Written by Fatema Habib on Jul 20, 2019