Summer beauty tips for mothers – 4 Amazing DIY foot care remedies

by Vaishali Sudan Sharma updated on June 6, 2015

The secret to soft, supple and glowing feet is out. Take a look at 4 amazing home remedies to treat dull, cracked and tired summer feet!

Hello! Mommies,

We are back again with some lovely beauty tips. It’s because, during summer time, our skin goes for a toss. Cracked, dull looking, and super tired feet is a common problem in winters, but usually a pair of socks takes care of that issue. In summers, however, we prefer airy, light and summery footwear. A pair of flip-flops, wedges, stilettos are so much comfortable! The footwear obviously exposes our feet to sun, dust and dirt making them look even more vulnerable than they anyway are. Besides, I wouldn’t want to be found flaunting my dirty-dirty feet in my all new open toe heel. During winters, I usually stuff my feet in socks and heavy boots with zero worry of a pedicure {DONT YOU JUDGE ME! ;)}. At that time, no one has been looking at the tootsies anyway but summers are different, you see.Summer beauty tips 01

Till about last year, I would visit foot spa for a summer pedicures or apply lemon and sugar scrub at home but this year is a bit different. I have discovered 4 wonderful DIY home remedies that have been successful in pampering my feet.

And now, the secret to soft, supple and glowing feet have been decoded:

1. Mint tea foot soak: Give your feet a refreshing dip after a long day. Prepare this foot soak by mixing 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 mint tea bags, a few drops of essential oil (I prefer lemon). Just dip your feet in this warm water for 15-20 minutes and there we go! Happy looking feet are glowing.Summer beauty tips 02

2. Oil and oatmeal foot scrub: Scrub is an excellent way for skin exfoliation. It is recommended that you should go for bi-monthly skin exfoliation (that includes hands and feet too). Here is an easy way of preparing a scrub at home. Mix together coconut oil or almond oil and crush oatmeal in it. Massage this mixture on your feet in a circular motion for 10 minutes and then wash off with warm water. You can also try this on your face (not recommended for oily skin). Please do a patch test before applying it to sensitive areas of your skin.Summer beauty tips 03

3. Lemon and petroleum jelly massage: To treat mild to heavily cracked heels, soak your feet in warm water mixed with lemon juice for about 15 minutes. Thereafter, massage your feet with some petroleum jelly (Vaseline) mixed with lemon water. Try this at night before hitting the sack. Put on a pair of socks to seal your feet with this magical potion.Summer beauty tips 04

Summer beauty tips 054. Banana and olive oil fruit pack: To give your feet a gentle and nourishing treatment, try this fruit foot pack on your feet. It can be messy, so mommies, make sure you try this on when the kids are not around, else your floors will need a lot of cleaning to do! To prepare this pack, mix banana pulp and olive oil (more oil and less pulp) and gently massage it. Leave this on for atleast half-an-hour. You got to have it on for that long so that the feet feel nourished. Wash off with warm water and apply a bit of soap if you don’t want to be smelling like a banana!Summer beauty tips 06

So ladies! Don’t make an excuse the next time your little one wants you to dip your feet in the pool or if your girlies have been wanting you to come out for a picnic. Don’t think twice before putting on your beautiful flip-flops and hitting the beach.. You are gorgeous, you shall always be!

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