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Soft Supple Feet with DIY Foot Mask

A foot mask is a skincare product specially designed for the feet. Applying a foot mask can be done in two ways: by applying the cream directly to the feet or by applying the cream over the foot mask, you have already applied to your feet. Foot masks come in different forms, and they are used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Foot masks are also used to protect your feet from harsh weather conditions, such as cold weather and dampness.  

Some foot masks are meant for use during the summer months. Foot masks are one of the most popular beauty treatments around. They are quick, easy, and can be done right at home. They are also extremely beneficial for your skin. The foot mask can relax your feet, reduce pain and swelling, hydrate your skin and make you feel refreshed. Foot masks have been used for centuries by people worldwide to treat various health issues, such as arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. 

A foot mask is a product that contains water, moisturizers and other ingredients to improve the skin condition, just like Dr Foot’s Exfoliating Foot Mask Sock. This chemical-free foot mask contains active ingredients like glycolic acid, aloe vera, and lactic acid for skin nourishment.   

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The benefits of applying a foot mask are: 

  1. Moisturizing effect of foot mask.
  2. Improving blood circulation in the feet helps reduce swelling and dark circles around the eyes.
  3. Anti-aging effect of foot mask can make your skin look younger and more beautiful
  4. Reducing cracks and calluses
  5. Providing soft and supple feet
  6. Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the toes

5 DIY Foot mask: 

1) Cucumber treatment: 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 chopped cucumbers 
  • Half a lemon juice 
  • A few drops of olive oil 

Process: 

  • Grind the ingredients and make a smooth paste 
  • Transfer into a basin and soak your feet for 20-25 minutes. 
  • Wash with normal water and massage with a mild cleanser.  

Benefits: 

  • Antibacterial properties 
  • Hydrates feet 
  • Natural astringent and cleanser 
  • Eliminates dryness and fungal infection 
  • Nourishes feet 
  • Regulates sebum secretion 
  • Cleanses dirty pores 

2) Aloe vera foot mask: 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tsp Aloe vera gel 
  • 1/2 tsp Shea butter 
  • Peppermint, Lavender, and Eucalyptus essential oil 

Process: 

  • Mix the aloe vera gel and shea butter and stir well. 
  • Add 4 drops of peppermint and 2 drops of lavender and eucalyptus essential oil. 
  • Put the batter in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.  
  • Take it out and stir it.  
  • Apply a thin coat on both sides of your feet.  
  • Leave it for 20-30 minutes. 
  • Wipe with lukewarm water and apply a moisturizer.  

Benefits: 

  • Experts suggest aloe vera for skin hydration  
  • Shea butter nourishes the dry skin 
  • Heals cuts and wounds 

3) Turmeric Foot Mask: 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1 tsp gram flour 
  • rose water/ milk 

Process: 

  • Mix the ingredients and form a smooth paste. 
  • Apply the paste on your feet. 
  • Leave it for 20 minutes.  
  • Wash off with warm water and dry with a towel. 
  • Follow up with a foot cream.  

Benefits: 

  • Heals extremely dry and cracked heels 
  • Provides soft, supple feet 
  • Contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients 
  • Helps remove dead skin cells 
  • Moisturize your feet 
  • Milk- a natural exfoliator 
  • Removes tan and evens skin tone 
  • Removes dirt and impurities 
  • Reduce infections and itchiness 

4) Vitamin E Foot Mask: 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 1 tsp cocoa butter 
  • 3 Vitamin E capsules 

Process: 

  • Mix the ingredients in a bowl and make a paste.  
  • Soak your feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes.  
  • Apply a thin layer of the mixture. 
  • Massage for 5-10 minutes. 
  • Cover with socks and keep it overnight.  
  • Next day rinse with warm water.  

Benefits: 

  • Nourishes dirty skin pores 
  • Improves blood circulation 
  • Prevents skin ageing and fine lines 
  • Protects skin from harmful UV rays 
  • Fights oxidative stress 
  • Increases collagen production 
  • Cleanses skin impurities 
  • Promotes wound healing 
  • Locks moisture in your feet 
  • Prevents cell damage 

5) Oats Foot Mask: 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tsp lemon 
  • 2 tsp honey 
  • 1 cup oats 

Process: 

  • Apply the mixture to your feet.  
  • Gently massage to remove dead cells. 
  • Let it dry for 5-10 minutes. 
  • Wash it off with warm water.  

Benefits: 

  • Laden with antibacterial properties 
  • Oats- a gentle exfoliator 
  • Removes tan 
  • Leaves your feet moisturized 
  • Brightens up your feet 

 6) Oatmeal and Brown Sugar: 

Ingredients: 

  • A quarter cup of honey 
  • A cup of rolled oats 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp olive oil 

Process: 

  • Grind all the ingredients together in a food processor. 
  • Divide the mixture into two ziplock bags. 
  • Place your feet in the mixture.  
  • Leave for 10 minutes.  
  • Wash with warm water.  

Benefits: 

  • Exfoliates and soothes feet 
  • Cleanses dirty pores 
  • Promotes new cell growth  
  • A natural humectant 

Side effects: 

The side effects of a foot mask totally depend on the ingredients. Among all the above DIY foot masks, we recommend avoiding them if you are allergic to any ingredient. Also, try to set a proper skincare routine for feet that involves scrubbing, cleansing, and moisturizing.