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11-27-2010, 08:34 PM #1
Dry,Cracked heels..how to soften dry feet.While this tends to be a summer hazard, it can happen all year-round. If you can't afford a fish pedicure, get rid of dry heel syndrome with this five-step process I cobbled together and use myself from time-to-time.
Because this is a 3-step process (foot soak, foot scrub and then overnight mask), you can skip parts of this process if you choose. If you continue to wear the foot mask every night for a week, your problems should be solved.
Time Required: 15 minutes
What You Need:
1 cup milk
Sugar or salt (either will work)
Baby oil, sweet almond oil or coconut oil
Stridex, found in the acne section of any drugstore
Soak feet for 5-10 minutes in a warm foot bath made with 1 cup milk and 5 cups warm water.
Create a homemade foot scrub by putting 4 tablespoons salt or sugar in 1/2 cup oil. Baby oil, sweet almond oil or coconut oil or even vegetable oil works well.
Massage the homemade foot scrub in a circular motion into bottoms of feet.
Scrub bottoms of feet with the pumice stone. Rinse and dry feet.
Before you go to bed that night, try this tip from beauty guru Paula Begoun: rub a Stridex pad over dry areas of feet. Stridex, a product found in the acne section of any drugstore, contains 2 percent salicylic acid so it's a great exfoliant for the feet.
Apply moisturizer thickly on feet (do not wash off Stridex). A super-rich moisturizer like cocoa butter, Eucerin (my favorite) or even Vaseline works best.
Pull on socks and keep them on throughout the night for at least 4 hours....being a human...
12-14-2010, 06:53 AM #2
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Interesting! I will have to try this. I have always had problems with dry, cracked heels. It seems like I have tried everything, but nothing has worked. I have tried Pretty Hands and Feet and Heeltastic. They worked the best out of everything I tried, but you have to treat your heels daily. I usually don't have time to try this. I'm going to try your advice!