DIY

DIY FOOT MASK

DIY FOOT MASK

I don’t know about you, but my feet are extremely important. I take care of them the same way I take care of my face.

I often hear comments like “why do you do these treatments if you don’t have anything” or “you’re fine, you don’t need that”….but to me, prevention is key to healthy skin, & of course; overall health. We use our feet for about anything, we run them dry. & lets be honest, most of us don’t even think about them, apart from the common pedicure or foot massages we might get. Then we complain that our feet are dry, scaly, and flaky to say the least and grab some lotion. Lotion helps, I won’t say it won’t. But taking care of your feet at least biweekly, helps even more.

This awesome foot treatment is one of my favorites. I prepare it, put it on my feet gently, sit back and relax. The results are amazing and my feet stay looking youthful and moisturized.

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What you need:

  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp Grape seed oil (I used one infused with Lavender this time)
  • Half Lemon
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon (I like to use cinnamon sugar for a stronger scrub effect)
  • Saran wrap or towels

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Massage gently all over your feet. 1 foot at a time; use the saran wrap to wrap your feet after you’re done. (You can also use warm towels for a more “Spa” effect).
  3. Sit back and relax for 20 mins (I sometimes do 30 mins) rinse and enjoy your smooth skin!

Now each of these ingredients benefit your foot’s overall appearance. Cinnamon soothes dry skin and helps with skin infections and wounds. Nutmeg helps to get rid of those dead skin cells that are making your foot flaky, and is even known for healing scars and spots, plus it’s an excellent at moisturizing and exfoliating your skin. Cayenne pepper is one of my favorite spices when I cook, but is also an incredible medicinal spice rich in nutrients. It contains vitamin C, A, it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-allergen and anti-fungal, (in other words, it’s a delicious spice that rocks in every way!). Coconut oil shares in the same benefits, it’s anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, plus a great moisturizer. Grape seed oil is anti-inflammatory, moisturizes, and helps heal wounds, in this mixture I used Grape seed oil infused with lavender from “The Grapeseed Company”, for the scent. However, Lavender oil is also great for your skin, as it’s also anti-fungal and known for treating many skin disorders. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and citric acid. It is a skin brightener (helps get rid of those dark spots), helps remove dead skin cells because of it’s exfoliating nature and stimulates skin renewal. & last but not least, Honey! Its anti-inflammatory, reduces redness, a natural moisturizer, rich in anti-oxidants, and anti-bacterial.

Fun Tip: I also sometimes get warm water and soak my feet in (still wrapped) and enjoy the warmth. It’s quite relaxing!

So join me and get your feet flawless & sandal ready! 

 

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