7 natural remedies to make your feet fit for the summer!
At hot times of the year, we love to wear sandals, flip-flops or even go barefoot in the grass or on the beach. However, for the ultimate, liberating feeling of being barefoot, you shouldn't neglect taking care of your feet. We don't just mean cutting or painting your toenails, but also removing corns, blisters and calluses. With these simple tricks, you can make your feet fit for the summer in no time at all.
1. Bread and apple cider vinegar
This tip sounds very unusual, but it's very effective on calluses. Take a piece of bread and dunk it in the apple cider vinegar. Then fix the piece of bread to the affected area with some plastic food wrap. Next, pull a cotton sock over the top and let the bread and vinegar work overnight. The calluses will soften and can easily be filed off the next day. In some cases, they disappear completely without you having to do anything else.
2. Apple cider vinegar and castor oil
Pour a cup of apple cider vinegar into a basin filled with hot soapy water and place your feet in it. When you notice that the areas of hard skin on your feet are soft, you can gently rub them with a pumice stone. To get rid of corns, massage castor oil into the affected areas. If you do this for 10 days, your feet will become soft again.
3. Vitamin A or E
Vitamin tablets with a gel filling don't just have to be taken internally, they have external applications too. Squeeze the gel carefully out of the tablets and rub it into your corns before going to sleep. Pull on a fresh cotton sock. Do this as long as it takes for the corns to disappear.
4. Lemon exfoliation
Before going to bed, cut off a piece of lemon the size of the toe where the corn is location. Press the flesh of the lemon onto the corn and wrap a bandage around it, then pull on a cotton sock. Repeat every night until the corn has gone.
4. Onion and white vinegar
Leave a piece of onion to soak in white vinegar for a day. Then fix the onion over the corn with a bandage and pull a cotton sock over the top. As with the lemon, you should repeat this every night until your feet are free of corns.
5. Pure ethereal oil
This method can be used during the day as well and is suitable for small corns in places where it is difficult to secure a bandage. Take small piece of paper and cut a hole in it the size of the corn. Then drip a few drops of oil onto the corn and tape over it.
Crumble five aspirin tablets and mix them with equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. Rub the paste this creates into your corns and calluses. Put a bandage over it and leave it to work for about 10 minutes. Then take a pumice stone and rub off the swellings.
7. Epsom Salts
This application may take a little longer, but it is relaxing. Take a foot bath full of warm water and add a handful of Epsom Salts. Keep your feet in there for 10 minutes and then very carefully rub away your hard skin with a pumice stone. You should repeat this application until your feet are soft and supple again.
Use one or more of these and you will see your feet recover from being squeezed into shoes in the colder months. Your feet go wherever you do everyday and they should not be ignored when preparing for the summer.