Lets face it when winter comes (especially for those of us who live in the Northeast) everything gets put on hold; no more summer highlights, bright nail polish color turns to drab (which tends to chip), and no more pedicures! Right??? Well not anymore ladies!
Beauty maintenance is not something that can be turned on and off, it’s an everyday commitment. This includes taking care of your feet. Now I know getting a pedicure every two weeks can be a bit pricey, but not getting one done only leads to rough heels and chipped nail polish. NOT CUTE! So I want to share a cheap at home solution to this problem. All products needed can be found at your local drug or dollar store.
Items needed: Water basin (one used for dishes is fine),soap/body wash, Epsom salt, baby oil, pumice stone or exfoliating gloves, nail file, cuticle remove, nail clipper, petroleum jelly (Vaseline), saran wrap, and thick socks.
1. Fill the basin with medium/hot water, add about a 2 tablespoons of baby oil and a half cup of Epsom salt.
2. Soak feet for about 10/15 min. Take one foot out of the water rub soap/body wash on foot and begin to exfoliate, in a rubbing a circular motion. Now be sure not to rub your feet too hard the pumice stone/gloves will do all the work for you. The goal is just to remove any dead skin. Place that foot back in the water then proceed to the other foot.
3. Once both feet are done, remove dead cuticles (which should be soft), clip and file nails.
4.Rinse feet off in the shower/tub and towel dry.
5.Take a generous amount of petroleum jelly and massage all over the foot, spending extra time on problem areas.
6.Wrap foot with saran wrap. Keep in mind your foot will be slippery so make sure you use a big enough piece to cover the entire foot. Place sock over the saran wrap and let it marinate lol.
Now I suggest doing this right before bed and keeping it on over night. However if your pressed for time I recommend at least 45 min to an 1 hour.
As long as you maintain steps 1-4 and put lotion on your feet after every time you bathe,you shouldn’t have to use petroleum jelly and saran wrap every two weeks. That step is really just to get your feet looking and feeling soft.I hope this was helpful. If you try it let me know and if have any questions feel free to leave a comment. Until next time…
Be Blessed Beauties