We don’t realize how important our feet are until they get injured. It doesn’t even have to be a serious injury; it can be something as insignificant as an ingrown toenail or small rub on our heel, and suddenly everything we do becomes a little harder. When there is something wrong with our feet, we walk differently, and when we walk differently, we start to find muscles that we didn’t even know we had.
That single, tiny injury is all the motivation we need inspire us to take care of our feet.
There is more to proper foot care than just running some water on them and making a half-hearted swipe at them with some soap. To properly take care of your feet, you will have to remove your calluses, exfoliate, moisturize, and soak your feet. Properly taking care of your feet should become its own little beauty ritual that you go through every night.
Soaking your feet is a part of your foot care routine that you will quickly fall in love with. There is very little that feels better than feeling an entire day’s worth of tension slowly seep out of your feet.
Make Your Own Foot Soak
To get the most benefit from the time your feet are tucked into a basin, you should add a foot soak to the warm water.
The items you will need to make a wonderfully relaxing foot soak includes 2 tablespoons of olive oil, water, 1 cup of lemon juice, cinnamon, and Â¼ cup of milk.
After you have gathered all of your ingredients, you should mix all of the ingredients together and add them to the water you are using to soak your feet.
Massage While You Soak
In addition to the foot soak, you should also drop a handful of marbles into the water. While your feet are in the foot soak, you should run your soles back and forth along the marbles. The friction caused by the marbles against your skin will massage the tension from your feet.
When You’re Done
Allow your feet to soak for fifteen to twenty minutes. When you finish soaking your feet, you should use a mild soap to clean your feet and use a peppermint lotion to moisturize them.