Home made foot scrubs to get rid of dark feet : Lenardo Di Vinci was very word perfect when he said, “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art”. Writers, poets, aesthete and everyone else have praised the beauty of feet at one point or another. Infact our feet are the very basis of our existence, we not only stand on them all day, we access to the beauty of this world on them. Your feet, thus, can take you to where your heart wishes to go.
But it’s ironical that even though our feet hold so much of importance yet we all are engrossed in illuminating our faces and our feet become the most neglected parts of our body.
Below are given some easy to try at home foot scrubs that can help you get rid of dark feet easily. Try them and charm the world with your beautiful feet.
1) Papaya and Lemon Juice Foot Scrub
- Two tablespoon papaya pulp
- One tablespoon rock salt
- Juice of half a lemon
- One tea spoon baking soda
Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl and apply it on your feet. Use small circular motion with soft hands. Do not scrub too hard as your natural skin gets withered away. Let your feet dry for five minutes. Wash off with cold water and apply any essential oil.
Papaya scrub has a lot of useful ingredients that can work as magic and can lighten the color your feet. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which can clear off dead skin cells and removes tanning. Baking soda and salt act as skin exfoliates. Lemon juice lightens the tan as it has bleaching properties. This scrub stimulates the skin without harming it.
2) Lemon And Sugar Foot Scrub
- Juice of two lemons
- Three table spoon sugar
Wash your feet and dry them using a towel. Mix sugar and lemon juice in a glass bowl. Apply this mixture with fingers, cotton pad or brush on your feet. Move your fingers in circular motion till the granules of sugar dissolve. Wash your feet after this.
Apply a moisturizer. This scrub will not only lighten the color of your feet but will also make them soft. Lemon acts a bleaching agent and thus helps in making your feet fairer. Sugar granules help to remove any kind of dead skin cells. You can repeat this twice a week. You will notice a change every time when you apply this scrub.
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3) Strawberry And Sugar Foot Scrub
- Half a cup of mashed strawberries
- One fourth cup of sugar
Mix both these ingredients to form a thick paste. However yummy it may look, but it’s not to be eaten. Apply this paste on your skin and let it dry for fifteen minutes. Once it has dried, scrub your feet with your hand or a bathing sponge. Wash afterwards with cold water.
Strawberries are said to have whitening properties. Sugar helps to remove dead skin from feet. This strawberry scrub can give your feet phenomenal changes on its very first application. You can try this scrub twice a week to achieve snow white feet.
4) Rice Flour & Aloe-Vera Feet Scrub
- Three tablespoon of rice flour
- One table spoon of aloe vera gel
- Six tea spoon of buttermilk
Make a thick paste of rice flour, aloe vera gel and buttermilk. Prefer fresh aloe vera gel as it is without any chemicals. You can add more buttermilk if the consistency of paste is very thick. Apply this mixture on your feet in massaging motion.
When it is partially dry, scrub it a little and let it dry for another ten minutes. After this, wash it with lukewarm water. Rice flour removes any dirt and dead skin from the surface of the feet. Buttermilk and aloe vera gel provide the much required moisture to the feet.
Both these ingredients also provide nourishment to the skin and will make your feet baby soft. You cans tore this mixture for a fortnight if you are a little lazy to make it fresh every time. Use an airtight and clean container to store the scrub.
5) Epsom Salt Foot Scrub
- Half cup Epsom salt
- Two drops of lavender oil
- Cold Water
Mix Epsom salt and lavender oil together. Add cold water as and when required. Rub this salt mixture onto your feet. Wash off with cold water and dry your feet. Both Epsom salt and lavender oil are very beneficial for feet. Lavender oil besides providing moisture relieves pain and also enhances blood circulation.
Epsom salt removes rough dead skin and illuminates any bad odor of feet. It also works against itchy feet. You can also replace lavender oil with any other oil that has healing properties.
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6) Tea and Mint Foot Scrub
- Ten tablespoon of dried tea leaves
- Five spoon of mint paste
This tea and mint scrub will surely do justice to your dark feet and help to rejuvenate and brighten them up. Mix dried tea leaves and paste of mint and apply this cool scrub on your feet. When it dries up, rub it using wet fingers in circular motion and rinse it with cold water.
Apply some moisturizer. Tea is a great anti oxidant and relieves the feet of any infections and soreness. Tea acts as an exfoliator as well. Mint eases the feet and adds to their freshness. You can replace regular black tea leaves with green tea leaves.
7) Red Lentil Foot Scrub
- Two tablespoon of red lentil (grinded)
- One tablespoon of honey
- One tablespoon of raw milk
Mix the three ingredients in a small bowl. Apply on your feet and let it dry for ten minutes. After this, wet your hands a little and scrub the mixture in circular motions. Be cautious not to exert too much pressure. Once it is done, soak your feet in cold water for five minutes.
Apply Vaseline on your feet. Red lentil removes all the dirt and dead skin while the milk provides nourishment. Both these ingredients make the skin radiant and clearer. Honey acts like a bleaching agent and removes all the tan. This can be done once a week to have clean and clearer feet.
8) Oatmeal Feet Scrub
- Six tablespoon of oatmeal
- Two teaspoon rose water
- Two teaspoon milk
Mix the three ingredients and apply the paste on your feet. Let it dry for twenty minutes. With circular motions massage the scrub into your skin. Rinse off your feet with water and pat them dry them. Oatmeal removes any dead skin on your feet while milk provides nourishment and help retail the dryness of feet. Rose water helps to do away with feet odor. You can use oatmeal scrub on alternate days.
9) Coffee & Olive Oil Foot Scrub
- Three tablespoons of coffee granules
- One table Spoon olive oil
Mix Coffee and olive oil and apply on your feet. Massage your feet in circular direction, until you no longer feel coffee granules. Coffee granules remove any dirt and dust present on feet by the intense action of massage. Wash your feet with luke warm water.
Olive oil makes feet soft. Opt for coffee that has large amount of granules rather than fine coffee powder. You can store this mixture in refrigerator in an air tight jar for a month.
10) Brown Sugar & Baking Soda Scrub
- Two spoons of brown sugar
- One spoon of olive oil
- One spoon baking soda
Mix the above three ingredients to make a granular paste. Apply it on your feet before you take shower. Scrub your feet with this mixture and shower your feet while you take bath.
The richness of these three ingredients is sure to make your feet gorgeous. Brown sugar acts as an exfoliator. Baking soda cleanses the feet and removes any dirt. Olive oil softens the feet. This scrub can be stored in refrigerator for a month.
11) Rosemary Foot Scrub
- Few petals of rosemary
- Few petals of rose
- Half a bowl of sugar
- Essential Oil of your choice
Grind together rosemary and rose petals into coarse mixture. Mix in it brown sugar and oil. Rub the mixture on your feet for five minutes. Wash it after it has dried with warm water. Sugar will help to remove flaky skin while rose and rosemary have healing properties that help to relax tired feet.
Oil not only makes your feet soft but also prevents cracking of heels. This scrub should be used twice a week to yield beneficial results.
Try these foot scrubs and flaunt your soft and beautiful feet in those sexy strappy heels. There are no feet so small in this world that cannot leave footprints on the sand of time. Make your feet center of attraction. If your feet are happy, you will be happy. Give your feet some treat.