Going barefoot and wearing sandals can make your feet rough. If you’ve tried just about everything else and are frustrated with your rough feet and heels already, don’t give up, here’s one more regimen for you that just might work!
RECIPE FOR SOFT SMOOTH FEET
1. The first step to smooth rough feet is to soften up the skin. The best way to do this is to soak your feet in a pan of warm water.
Adding 1/4 cup of Epsom salts will soften feet, soothe aches, and pull toxins from your skin.
If you add 1/4 cup of milk to your water, the lactic acid will naturally slough away dead skin cells.
An additional 1/4 cup of olive oil will soften and moisturize, as well as kill any bacteria (olive oil is a natural anti-fungal).
2. Use a professional foot file (pumice stone) to file away any calluses or rough spots.
You can also use the pumice stone while you’re taking a bath or shower, but make sure to soak your feet, especially if you’re showering.
Keep in mind that smoothing your rough feet or reducing corns and calluses takes time. It’s a gradual process that isn’t going to happen by using the pumice stone just once. You’ll need to use the stone gently. Rub too hard and you can break the skin and cause bleeding. You can also cause cuts and scratches.
If you are Diabetic, or otherwise have circulation problems in your feet, you’ll need to pay special attention to how hard you are using the pumice stone. If you have open cracks, sores, or other medical problems with your feet, consult your healthcare professional before you use a pumice stone.
3) Dry your feet and MOISTURIZE. MOISTURIZE. MOISTURIZE. Some people swear by the vaseline method, but it’s very short term and also has a greasy feeling. For longer lasting smooth feet try using a product filled with glycolic acid which actually sloughs away the dead skin cells while at the same time nourishes and hydrates.