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4/21 Spring Cleaning For Your Feet

Posted on April 21, 2010 at 4:17 PM
You know how over the winter, as your pedicures get fewer and farther between, your feet start to look a little grimey?

Now that you’re ready to break out the flip flops, your embarrassed by the line of demarcation that has developed right above your toes as a result of wearing ballet flats or heels in cold, wet, winter weather. The reason you get that discolored look is the same reason the your elbows and heels look darker than the rest of your skin, it’s built up dead skin cells that have to be removed.

A really cheap, simple chemical exfoliator is baking soda. Not only will baking soda remove dead skin cells, but it also cleanses, smooths, and lightens the live ones as well, which is why this is the perfect thing to use on your grimey feet!

First, Make a homemade chemical exfoliator:
- Mix 1 cup baking soda with 1/3 cup water to mix into a thick paste. (you can make as much as you want using the 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water ratio)

Now soak those Tooties
- Fill footbath or tub with as-hot-as-you-can-stand-it water
- Add 2 TBS baking Soda
- Add 1 TBS salt
- Stir until dissolved
- Soak feet in this mixture for 15 – 20 minutes Dry feet and massage in circular motins with the baking soda/water exfoliating mixture for a few minutes, and rinse feet. You should notice a difference not only in the appearance, but also the smoothness of the skin on your feet. Finish by applying moisturizer.

This baking soda/water exfoliator can be used on elbows, heels, knees, hands, or any other area of the body. It is even gentle enough for your face, because it is not gritty and will not scratch delicate skin.

This is a great trick for summer sandal grime as well. Like when you wear flip flops to the bar or kennywood, and your feet get filthy. Sometimes regular soap and water just isn’t enough to get all that grime off…this will help!

Send your beauty questions to pamper[email protected] and I’ll answer tham in my next blog

Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow with another dose of the beauty blog.


Categories: Hand, Foot, and Nail Care

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