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Home-Made Foot Masks For Your Smooth Skin

by Anant Khare 16 Jun 2022

Foot masks are a new type of pampering product that the latest beauty experts are really into. They're like slippers for your feet: They cover your entire foot and come in various shapes and sizes. No, it's not comfy footwear; it's a foot mask. Foot masks are applied like regular face masks — you just put them on, wait for the magic to happen, then remove them and massage the excess serum into your skin. Foot masks are a modified version of foot peels. Foot masks might sound a little luxurious, but they can be the secret weapon to your cracked and dry feet.

The concept of a foot mask is simple: You apply a moisturizing treatment to your feet and leave it on for a specified amount of time. The idea is that the material will help lock in moisture and plump up your skin. There's no proper theory on how foot masks became a thing, but they are trendy in Korea and now also in the States. Slowly in India also, people are considering foot masks as an intricate part of the skincare regime. Cracked heels are no new problem, especially in India's humid summer and wintry nights. So, bring the salon to your home now with foot masks that give you a spa-like experience.

The foot masks are not much different from face mask sheets. These masks contain serum-covered fabric and a plastic exterior so that the serum doesn't leak while treating the skin. Try to leave the mask on for a minimum of 10 minutes. Then, you can easily walk around and complete your regular task and walk around. It is recommended to avoid slippery or wet surfaces while you keep the foot mask on.

Why is foot mask getting hype in the modern skincare regime?

Foot mask soaks are more affordable than salon pedicures and more convenient too. You can wear the mask overnight or rinse after 8 to 12 hours to get silky, soft feet with no downtime. Foot masks are an easy and affordable alternative for individuals who crave soft, smooth feet and cannot go to the salon for a full pedicure. In addition, foot masks are a great alternative to the salon for a pedicure. The results last longer, the process is more convenient and cheaper, and they let you feel at your best without worry. For example, Dr. Foot's exfoliating foot mask is a win-win for all skin types. It consists of no toxic or paraben and is enriched with the goodness of Aloe vera. This hydrating foot mask gives you baby-soft tender foot in only 1-2 weeks.

Who knew that having soft feet could be so easy? Some people are born with skin like sandpaper on their feet, while others develop tough skin over time due to not taking care of their feet properly. Eventually, this callus-like skin can hurt when you walk or wear shoes. Foot masks use safe ingredients that leave your feet feeling smooth without damaging them, as a razor would!

A foot mask is easy to get rid of dead skin on your feet. It's a product you can use at home, just like any other beauty product. A foot mask works by exfoliating the skin with pumice stones or other materials that help remove dead cells from the surface of your feet. This makes it easier for new skin cells to grow and form healthy calluses. These masks will help you get smooth and soft feet within a short period. They're also great for removing calluses on the heels and toes.

Pumice stones have been used for years to smoothen and soften one's feet. Its alternative benefits include the fact that it can help remove dead skin than pumice stones. In addition, the safety of the mask is guaranteed because it exfoliates the feet without accidentally scuffing up the skin. Another benefit is that its results are noticed within the first usage of the mask. More importantly, one can use this mask every other week to avoid calluses, which helps free up time in and after a shower. Foot masks should not be rushed as the peeling usually takes a few days before it starts.

DIY foot masks:

Fuller's earth:

One of the most prevalent foot mask treatments is the Multani mitti treatment. Multani mitti is one of the most natural resources in India and is used in most beauty products. It has no side effects and also gives long-lasting results.

Foot mask made with multani mitti


  • Removes tanning
  • Combats inflammation
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Removes dead cells


  • 2 tsp of fuller's earth (Multani Mitti)
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • Half a lemon juice
  • A few drops of rose water


  • Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl
  • Combine everything to form a smooth paste
  • Apply gently all over your feet and let it sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water and pat with a towel.

Oatmeal mask:

Oatmeal foot mask

Turn your healthy breakfast recipe into an integral part of your skincare regime. Oats are famous for doing wonders for your health but can also be a secret to your healthy, happy feet.


  • Brightens the skin
  • Removes dead cells
  • Moisturizes the skin


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Half a lemon juice


  • Put all the ingredients into a bowl
  • Mix it well until it forms into a paste
  • Apply the mixture all over the feet and massage in a circular motion
  • Wash off with lukewarm water
  • Later add some moisturizer

Gram flour:

Gram flour foot mask

One of the easiest and most convenient options for your skincare regime. Gram flour is the hero of all the Indian kitchens. Since ancient civilizations, it has been famous for bringing a flawless glow to your skin. Remember your ubtan days at Nani's house? Well, it's time to rejuvenate those days.


  • Lightens skin tone
  • Removes tan and dark spots
  • Fade marks
  • Prevents skin rashes


  • 1 tsp gram flour
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 4-5 drops of milk
  • 4-5 drops of rose water


  • Mix the ingredients in a bowl
  • Mix it well and apply it on your feet
  • Let it sit for 25 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • Apply some moisturizer later

Cucumber treatment:

cucumber foot mask

This is the most effective summer treatment to hydrate your feet. Cucumber consists of 90% water. That is why it is famous for removing dark circles and hydrating your skin. But did you know cucumber can show magic to your feet as well?


  • Hydrates skin
  • Removes dead cells
  • Soothes skin tone


  • 2 small cucumbers
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • Lemon Juice


  • Mix the ingredients to form a paste
  • Place that mixture in two plastic bags
  • Tie that around your feet and let it sit for 5-10 minutes
  • Rinse off and pat a soft towel to dry
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