Foot scrub with homemade recipes
Summer is just around the corner and the feet are coming into focus. High time that we give the faithful companions a little attention for their great appearance in sandals and flip-flops, in the sauna and on vacation at the pool. The easiest way to do this is with a peeling. We present you the most beautiful peelings and peeling recipes for velvety soft soles.
What types of foot scrubs are there?
Our feet play a supporting role in life and are constantly in use. Our shoes also demand a lot from our faithful companions: tight shoes cause calluses, pressure points or worse. Chapped feet are also ugly and can cause painful cracks. Especially in winter, our feet often don’t get the care they deserve. High time for a nourishing foot scrub.
Here we would like to introduce you to various foot scrubs. – Calluses on the soles of the feet are not bad in themselves, but have a protective function. Only when the ugly layer becomes too thick, the soles of the feet look unkempt and it causes problems. With a regular foot peeling, you prevent these problems and keep their foot skin soft and velvety.
These foot scrubs to buy are:
1. foot scrub
Smoothing Foot Scrub
This scrub with walnut, pineapple, and coconut is ideal for foot care. The scrub removes dry skin and moisturizes it. In this way, the feet become soft and supple.
2. foot peeling masks / socks
Foot mask to remove calluses
Smooth and well-groomed feet in no time. The application gently and easily removes calluses on the feet. For this purpose, the masks only need to be put on and soaked. The universal size of the sock-shaped masks makes them fit even the largest or smallest feet.
3. foot scrub with fishes
Foot peeling with fish uses small kangal fish (red sucker mullet) about 5 cm in size. However, underwater peeling with fish is not without controversy. For example, health experts warn that the fish can transmit germs if hygiene is inadequate. In extreme cases, pathogens such as hepatitis viruses may even be waiting for you here.
Make foot scrubs yourself or buy them?
While you have to go to a pedicure for a foot scrub with fish, you can also make the other two types yourself well or buy them in the store. Foot masks for removing calluses are very popular at the moment. The socks to put on contain a tincture of fruit acid, which frees the heels from calluses. According to the manufacturer, the effect should last 2 to 3 months. Other masks contain care from oils and active ingredients such as bamboo. A foot scrub, on the other hand, contains microbeads or other abrasive particles that gently sand away calluses.
How to make your own foot scrub
The easiest way to make a foot scrub yourself is to mix salt or sugar with olive oil as well as aromatic oils. You make a care scrub like this: rub the feet with olive oil in the evening and put on thick socks overnight.
Such a scrub is quickly mixed, and you know what ingredients are included. The ingredients are usually already in the kitchen.
How does a foot scrub work, and what is it good for?
With a foot scrub, calluses and dry, dead skin cells are a thing of the past. If you use a scrub regularly, you can safely do without callus files and rasps. You can use a foot scrub wet or dry once or twice a week to keep your feet soft and velvety. You should make sure that the scrub is not too coarse-grained, so as not to damage the delicate skin on the soles of your feet. With circular movements, apply the scrub on the foot and massage it rubbing. If you make your own scrub, then there are no limits to your imagination: experiment with different oils such as olive oil or almond oil, sugar or salt and other ingredients such as honey or avocado.
Foot scrub recipes
Foot scrub with sugar and honey
Effect: Disinfecting, helps with cracked areas on the feet as well as against dry skin.
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons honey
Mix the ingredients well and spread on the feet, rubbing thoroughly. Then rinse with lukewarm water.
Foot peeling with sea salt
Effect: Dead skin cells are removed, and the dry skin is supplied with valuable minerals, vitamins B and E as well as nourishing oils.
1 Tablespoon fine sea salt
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 Ripe avocado
Tip: If using coarse sea salt, crush the grains a little with a mortar. This will help you apply the scrub more effectively.
Mash the avocado with a fork, then add the other ingredients. Mix this into a paste and then rub it on your feet. If you do not have sea salt available, you can replace it with table salt. Afterward, you can rinse your feet again with lukewarm water.
Foot peeling with coffee grounds
Effect: The coffee grounds remove dead skin cells and calluses. The olive oil makes dry areas supple again.
4 Tablespoons coffee grounds
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Drops of almond oil
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well, then pour into a jar and the homemade foot scrub is ready.
Goodbye calluses, soft feet, yay!