When the warmer weather arrives, you might get excited about all the flip-flops and sandals you’ll be able to pair with each outfit. If you didn’t pay much attention to your feet before, you may have noticed that they’re a bit rough and cracked. Treat yourself to a soaking foot bath and other popular spa-like services so that you can have great look and beautiful feet that you don’t have to hide in sneakers all the time. Here’s how to do it.
Soak Them Until They’re Wrinkly
Are your feet feeling a bit rough? Here’s a recipe you can use to create a soothing foot soak for your feet.
2 gallon plastic bucket
1 cup baking soda
1 cup shampoo
½ cup white vinegar
1 cup lemon juice
You will need to take your large plastic bucket inside of your bathtub or shower area when putting together this foot soak. Simply add the baking soda, shampoo, vinegar, and the lemon juice into the bucket, and don’t worry about which order you put them in. Put your shower or tub faucet on and wait for the water to get to a temperature your prefer (warm or hot). Once the water is hot enough for you, allow it to flow into the bucket, filling it up halfway.
You can carry the bucket out of the bathroom and place it wherever you plan on sitting while you soak your feet. You’ll notice that the mixture inside of the plastic bucket is oozing with bubbles. You can set your feet inside the bucket and keep soaking them for about 30 minutes. Your feet will look a lot like raisins when you take them out, but they’ll also likely feel a lot smoother.
Scrub Them Until It Starts Tickling
Now that your feet are soft and damp, it’s a good time to start scrubbing them to remove all that dead skin, even if it does tickle just a bit. You can use a foot brush, but if you don’t have one, feel free to grab an unused toothbrush or a cotton towel. Press gently against your feet with whichever tool you are planning to use and rub the brush or towel around in a circular motion. Count to about 10 seconds for each area of the foot while you’re rubbing and then switch to the other foot.
Once you’ve scrubbed your feet, pat them dry with a towel. As a finishing touch, apply a tablespoon of coconut oil to your feet. The coconut oil moisturizes the feet to prevent them from becoming excessively dry to have a better result for the makeover, and it also smells good. Your feet will feel like they’ve just been pampered at the spa.
Paint Them Like A Pro
Want to paint your toenails now that your feet look and feel better than they have in a while? Why not give yourself a French manicure if you don’t want to have just one solid color. While you might think its impossible to get the perfect white line at the top of your toenail, there’s a cool trick that you can use to make it happen, and all you’ll need is:
1 bottle white nail polish
1 bottle pink gel coat
1 roll clear tape
Rip a piece of clear tape off for each toenail. Apply the tape to the bottom half of the toenail, leaving about 1-2 centimeters of nail showing at the top. Open your bottle of white paint and start painting directly over the top of the nail, but don’t worry if you get white paint on the tape because that’s what it is therefore. Wait 10-15 minutes for the paint to dry on the tip of your nails and then pull the tape off.
With a white line at the top of your toenail, which is reminiscent of a French manicure, you can then open your bottle of pink gel coat and apply it over the rest of the toenails. Don’t forget to let your toenails dry for another 10-15 minutes before you start moving around. It’s a foolproof way to have your toenails looking like they’ve been painted by a professional.
Want to have beautiful makeover of your feet while wearing sandals, flip-flops, and other shoes that show them off? Now you can. Even if you haven’t paid much attention to your feet, performing these simple spa services at home will leave you with softer feet and a beautiful French manicure.