You put off those amazingly looking flip flops and sandals to wear closed shoes, you’re afraid to expose your legs because you’re so conscious of the reactions you’d get when people notice. All because of the dry and flaky skin that makes your feet and legs look dry and dehydrated.
The dry skin you’re so ashamed of is nothing but accumulated dead skin. This has accumulated overtime on the top skin layer, either because it has never been exfoliated or it’s been a while it was exfoliated.
This article is going to show you simple and doable ways to get rid of those ugly looking dead skin from your legs and feet.
These remedies will ensure your feet and legs are soft and attractive.
1. Coconut Oil
- Virgin coconut oil
- Apply the virgin coconut oil onto your feet and massage until it is completely absorbed into your skin.
- Allow it to stay overnight.
- Baby or olive oil can be used as an alternative.
It should be done every night before bed.
Due to its humectant and emollient feature, coconut oil works to hydrate the skin and cause the disappearance of flakiness and dryness after applying it a few times.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
- Half cup of apple cider vinegar
- A bowl/bucket of very warm water
- Mix vinegar into a bucket of water and soak your feet in it for about 20-30 minutes.
- Take your feet out and scrub to remove dry and flaky skin.
- Rinse your feet in freshwater.
- Dab dry with a piece of towel, then apply few drops of moisturiser
This should be done at most twice a week
ACV contains malic acid which acts to exfoliate dead skin cells that causes your skin to be dry and flaky. ACV also works to restore the pH balance of the skin.
3. Coconut Sugar Scrub
- Quater measure of brown sugar.
- About 4-5 tablespoons of coconut oil.
- Drops of essential oils like peppermint, tree tea or lemon oil.
- Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Apply this mixture to your feet and scrub gently.
- Scrub gently for a few minutes, in a circular clockwise or anticlockwise motion.
- Finally, rinse off the mixture with lukewarm water, then with cool water.
Essential oil is an optional ingredient and can be skipped if it is unavailable.
The should be done 2-4 times weekly until you start seeing results.
Brown sugar is effective in exfoliating and removing flaky skins. It also works as a skin cleanser. Coconut oil in this mix functions to moisturize and get rid of dryness.
4. Listerine And Vinegar Recipe
- Half cup of Listerine.
- Half cup of white vinegar.
- A bucket of warm water.
- A bathtub.
- Pumice stone.
- Apply a mix of vinegar and Listerine into a bath bathtub. Pour in enough warm water.
- Immerse and soak your feet in the mixture for about 15-20 minutes.
- Scrub your feet thoroughly with a pumice stone, after you must have removed it from the tub.
- Rinse your feet properly with fresh water.
For the best result, this should be done twice a week.
Vinegar works to return the skin’s pH balance to its optimal level, which removes dead cells and makes the skin soft.
As an antiseptic agent, Listerine works to remove the itchiness that comes with dry skin.
- Raw honey
- Pour a good amount of honey to your feet.
- Firmly massage the area for a few minutes and allow for another 10 minutes.
- Completely rinse off the honey with lukewarm water.
Do should be done daily until you begin to see results.
Honey possesses features that heal and nourishes dry and flaky skin. It also works to rejuvenate the skin, as a result of its anti-oxidative property.
6. Baking Soda
- A full cup of baking soda
- A bathtub of hot water
- Pumice stone
- Apply the baking soda to the tub bathing tub of hot water. Immerse your feet in the mixture and allow for not more than 20 minutes.
- Scrub your feet firmly with a pumice stone, after you’ve removed your feet from the tub.
- Thoroughly wash to ensure all the dead skin cells are removed.
This should be done at most, twice a week.
Baking soda is a perfect exfoliant which helps in the softening of the skin.
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