For most women, feet are the most ignored part of their body. They invest all their time and attention on their face; not realizing that their feet carry the load of the entire body and also deserves its share of beauty treatment.
Okay, it is understandable if you do not have the time and money to run to your local salon regularly for getting a pedicure done. You can very well do it within the four walls of your home and that too with ingredients from your kitchen shelf.
Take some warm water and add some herbal shampoo into it. Also add a few drops of rose essential oil and some olive oil. Soak your feet for fifteen to twenty minutes.
Now take powdered oatmeal, sugar, and sugarcane/orange juice. Gently massage it into your skin. It would act as an excellent yet gentle scrub helping you get rid of dead skin cells and leaving your feet smooth and silky to the touch.
Wash off and pat dry. It is time to take a paste made of ground mustard and fenugreek seeds. Fry them for a few minutes before putting in a blender to make a smooth thick paste. Massage it into your skin in upward-downward strokes and kneading movements. Keep massaging till the paste starts falling off in dry flakes. This would work as an intensive moisturizer providing very deep nourishment.
Wash off and apply some olive oil to which lavender essential oil has been added. Trim your nails and file them. Apply some vinegar or lime juice to your nails and wait for it to dry. Then apply a coat of your favorite nail color. Follow with 2-3 coats after the base coat dries off. Besides, if you wish to quickly dry your nails, you can soak them in ice cold water.
Doing this home pedicure once in a week would keep your feet thankful to you while also fetching you some lovely compliments.
Tip – Stay away from pumice stone and other such scrubbing tools. They further thicken the skin’s surface by causing friction. Instead go in for natural chemical exfoliants like citric acid, lactic acid, etc.